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National Aviary

National Aviary


Travel a world of birds at the National Aviary! Visit and get up-close to more than 500 vibrant birds in naturalistic, free-flight habitats. The National Aviary is America's only nationally-designated indoor, non-profit zoo dedicated to birds.  Located in Allegheny Commons Park in Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, the National Aviary’s large walk-through habitats crated an experience unlike any other – an intimate, up close experience between visitors and free-flying birds. The Aviary brings guests face-to-face with birds from all over the world, allowing visitors to take in the amazing beauty of our feathered friends. Watch as they eat, bathe, fly, and play, and get even closer during an Animal Encounter. Become immersed in the music of songbirds, marvel at the nobility of eagles, be amazing by the wingspan of an Andean Condor, and chuckle at the waddle of a penguin!

Located in the North Side of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County


700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Fax: 412-321-4364

General Information

  • Hours:

    • Fall & Winter: Open daily, from 10 am – 5 pm EST, expect Tuesdays (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day)

    • Summer: Open daily, from 10 am – 5 pm EST

  • Conveniently located within walking distance from downtown Pittsburgh and North Shore attractions

  • Indoor habitats – one floor, accessible and stroller-friendly

  • Daily activities including feedings, expert talks, and interactive play spaces for kids

  • Visit the National Aviary Gift Shop and take home a souvenir

  • Enjoy lunch from Atria’s Kookaburra Kitchen while relaxing in a glass-domed atrium

  • Parking is available in a convenient lot for just $5 per car

  • The National Aviary is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums


Get Even Closer:

  • Hand-feed nectar to a flock of Rainbow Lorikeets

  • Experience the thrill of majestic birds, like a Bald Eagle and Eurasian Eagle-Owl, demonstrating their incredible “superpowers,” or adaptations during Habitat Heroes Presented by AAA Travel!


For Groups:

  • From garden clubs to senior living communities, enjoy a personalized, up-close immersive bird experience for group of 15 or more.

  • Explore expansive habitats as birds soar overhead at your own pace or enjoy a guided tour with a National Aviary expert. Groups may also customize their experience by adding on our immersive bird show, Habitat Heroes Presented by AAA Travel and/or a fascinating educational program of your choosing.

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