National Aviary

Pittsburgh, PA

Zoos & Wildlife
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Address: 700 Arch St Pittsburgh, PA 15212 How do we get there? Number: 412 323 7235
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About this activity

Ready to FLY into your next family day out? 

Great, because we're headed to the National Aviary! This popular Pittsburgh attraction is dedicated to saving birds and protecting their habitats, so it's not only an experience where kids can see amazing birds up close, but also learn about them too!

The experience also offers a chance for kids to learn about conservation too. 

Your day at the National Aviary is where kids can go nose to beak with over 150 different species of birds from all around the world, and see them in action! In fact, there are over 500 birds in total!

They can watch the penguins swim, dive and play in their open-air exhibit, which also has plenty of windows and even a crawl tunnel for little ones to get an extra close look at the birds.

The Grasslands exhibit is a natural world inhabited by finches, doves and plover, or you can get lost in the magic of the Tropical Rainforest! What kind of birds do you think live there?

The Wetlands is one of THREE free-flight exhibit areas giving you an unparalleled view into habitats and behaviors of birds living freely within the exhibit. American flamingos, Brown pelicans and Spoonbills are ready to meet you!

And it's not just birds at the National Aviary! If you visit the Cloud Forest, you might just spot one of the Aviary's most popular animals, the two-toed sloth!

Also at the National Aviary, daily feedings allow children and adults the chances offer worms, grapes and other treats to the birds, who take the food right from the hand. Other special activities include free-flight bird shows, in which macaws, owls, eagles, vultures and other birds fly over and walk among the audience.

Ready to FLY into your next family day out with excitement? Great! Shall we?

Activity location


The National Aviary is located on Pittsburgh's historic North Side, just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, PNC Park and the Children's Museum. Limited parking is available in the National Aviary lot; entrance off of Arch Street. Additional metered parking is available along Arch Street.

Driving Directions to the National Aviary

To use MapQuest, Google Maps, or similar on-line location tools, use '700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212' as the destination address.

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How much does it cost?






$14 (Ages 2-12). Hand feeding birds $3-$5



Seniors $14


Free Under

2 years.


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National Aviary FAQ’s

They play a crucial role in saving birds and protecting habitats! The National Aviary also conducts conservation research programs in the United States and abroad, including Marianas Islands, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and islands across the Caribbean Basin

There are changing station available in restrooms.

Atria's Kookaburra Kitchen offers a wide variety of dining options for those hungry families!. From home-made soups and fresh salads to daily specials and sandwiches, Atria's Kookaburra Kitchen is proud to offer a wide array of specialized meals that offer a diverse selection of options for your family and friends.

Check out the daily on-line schedule of events and activities online before you arrive to ensure that you can take advantage of the day's programs.

There is a gift shop where you can pick up nature and bird-themed gifts, jewelry, handbags, books, toys, t-shirts, games and stationery

They offer tours and educational classes available for ages 3 and up, and there are downloadable lesson plans also available.

There are changing station available in restrooms.

There are healthy options within the kitchen, and water fountains through the aviary

They are fully wheelchair and stroller accessible.

The Free-Flight Bird Shows in the theater are 11am and 1:30pm daily, and are $5 admission

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