America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds, holding more than 600 birds. Our large walk-through exhibits allow our visitors to get nose-to-beak, including interactive feedings & meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.
In the tropical room, there are blue pigeons the size of a small dog. Try to get close to them, they are really entertaining.
This place is for the birds... or so they say.
On Pittsburgh's North Side, the aviary was built on the site of an old Civil War prison. It is said that the ghosts of the former Confederate prisoners roam through its halls.
Make sure you see the new show called "Wings" and watch at least one of the live animal feedings.
If you get pooped on, tell a trainer. They'll give you a special button.
The Flamingo encounter is well worth the extra cost!
Feed the birds at the National Aviary
Penguin Point is the coolest interactive exhibits anywhere. Pop up next to a penguin and check him out up-close. Or stick around and watch a feeding. These guys are worth watching.
Amazingly awesome fun times! They even have burrowing owls!
This place is fun for adults as well as children! Make sure to watch the wings show and catch a live feeding!
Very disappointed they starting charging for the Wings show. Greatly diminishes the value of a membership.
Best picture is probaly either the bald eagle or the Baringer Sea Eagle. The Sea Eagle is overwhelming in size when you see it up close. Awesome place. I love it!
Love the Aviary! Such a magical place with such a beautiful variety of birds. Love the birds of prey show!
If you have a membership at your local zoo, check and see if they have a reciprocity agreement with the National Aviary and you may be able to get discounted admission!
What a disappointment from what this place was back in 2004. There is much less to see.
Great place for kids!
No college student discount...only for ACC college students.
Some birds might fly right by your head!
Pittsburgh is the home of the NATIONAL aviary where you can see amazing birds from around the world.
Very cool place. Great for kids!
Did you know that the aviary is home to more more than 600 birds from around the world, many endangered or threatened in the wild?
Best wings since buffalo.
The staff here are very unfriendly; I'm boycotting