National Aviary

National Aviary

Zoo and Monument / Landmark
700 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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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.


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    Danielle R.
    "bald eagle or the Baringer Sea Eagle."(3 Tips)
    Amber H.
    "Make sure to watch the wings show and catch a live feeding!"(6 Tips)
    "Gotta go for the penguin feeding!"(4 Tips)
    Christopher R.
    "able to get discounted admission!"(2 Tips)
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  • Kristen J.

    Our favorite spot in Pittsburgh!

    Kristen Jeffery · May 25
  • Ethan

    Gotta go for the penguin feeding!

    Ethan · December 26, 2014
  • Brkgny

    Kuşlar üzerine uzmanlaşmış hayvanat bahçesi... Mükemmel bir yer kesinlikle çok iyi tamamen iç içesiniz kafes yok özgür uçan kuşlar ve siz... Başarılı

    Brkgny · December 8, 2014
  • Jim F.

    This is a great aviary. Multiple open air rooms allow you to get great looks at the birds. The Bald and Sea Eagles are a must see, who knew birds could be that big? The penguins are fun, too.

    Jim Fisher · October 17, 2014
  • Lauren B.

    Best museum in the city - aviary - bird feeding - family friendly - tourist spot - paid parking

    Lauren Bacon · September 4, 2014
  • Kristin W.

    Looked up this place on Google and almost didn't visit because of negative reviews. I'm glad we did though! This place is great. There are a ton of birds to see and interesting demonstrations.

    Kristin Weis · July 23, 2014
  • Jay W.

    I'm actually really impressed by the chicken tenders and fries. They're actually surprisingly good. Tenders were juicy and fries were definitely better than average.

    Jay Walker · May 17, 2014
  • Lindsay M.

    The Flamingo encounter is well worth the extra cost!

    Lindsay McGowan · September 3, 2013
  • Danielle R.

    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!

    Danielle Rhinelander · August 17, 2013
  • Danielle R.

    Love the Aviary! Such a magical place with such a beautiful variety of birds. Love the birds of prey show!

    Danielle Rhinelander · August 17, 2013
  • Christopher R.

    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!

    Christopher Roesch · August 9, 2013
  • Judy R.

    What a disappointment from what this place was back in 2004. There is much less to see.

    Judy Rankin · August 7, 2013
  • Painting With A Twist

    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.

    Painting With A Twist · June 21, 2013
  • Ben D.

    Great place for kids!

    Ben DuPont · April 28, 2013
  • MiSSJeaNiuS P.

    No college student discount...only for ACC college students.

    MiSSJeaNiuS Perez · April 19, 2013
  • Theresa C.

    Amazingly awesome fun times! They even have burrowing owls!

    Theresa Collins · March 6, 2013
  • Kristin T.

    Some birds might fly right by your head!

    Kristin Tangel · November 25, 2012
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.

    Pittsburgh is the home of the NATIONAL aviary where you can see amazing birds from around the world.

  • Amber H.

    This place is fun for adults as well as children! Make sure to watch the wings show and catch a live feeding!

    Amber Harvey · April 23, 2012
  • Nikki B.

    Very cool place. Great for kids!

    Nikki Blake · March 23, 2012
  • Julia M.

    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.

    Julia Marasco · February 28, 2012
  • Rachel H.

    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?

    Rachel Haring · February 23, 2012
  • Doug R.

    This place is for the birds... or so they say.

    Doug Ray · January 26, 2012
  • Porter

    Best wings since buffalo.

    Porter · December 26, 2011
  • Mike M.

    Feed the birds at the National Aviary

    Mike Marcus · October 24, 2011
  • Jonathan P.

    Very disappointed they starting charging for the Wings show. Greatly diminishes the value of a membership.

    Jonathan Potts · September 4, 2011
  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? The aviary has more than 600 birds from around the world, many endangered or threatened in the wild. It was one of the first zoo’s to feature its collection in free-flight rooms. Read more

    K12 Inc · July 23, 2011
  • Rebecca G.

    If you get pooped on, tell a trainer. They'll give you a special button.

    Rebecca G · December 26, 2010
  • Rasheda V.

    The staff here are very unfriendly; I'm boycotting

    Rasheda Vereen · October 18, 2010
  • Brian S.

    Make sure you see the new show called "Wings" and watch at least one of the live animal feedings.

    Brian Searl · October 17, 2010
  • Liz P.

    In the tropical room, there are blue pigeons the size of a small dog. Try to get close to them, they are really entertaining.

    Liz Pillar · June 4, 2010

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