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National Aviary

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Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
+1 412-323-7235
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Wonderful atmosphere among incredible variety of birds

Rather hard to describe. You wander through large areas of birds contained in wonderfully... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richard D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Had a great visit!

The aviary was not as big as I had expected, but it is very nice. I especially enjoyed the cageless... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wade L
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Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“penguin exhibit” (49 reviews)
“beautiful birds” (43 reviews)
“bird lovers” (33 reviews)
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Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Rather hard to describe. You wander through large areas of birds contained in wonderfully constructed and maintained natural habitats. They fly free and frequently interact with visitors. Descriptions and directions are good without being intrusive. We find the atmosphere very relaxing and often pause for...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 6 days ago

The aviary was not as big as I had expected, but it is very nice. I especially enjoyed the cageless exhibits where the birds are unafraid of humans and will land right next to you on the railings or floors.

Thank Wade L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a wonderful experience watching different varieties of birds in National Aviary. In particular my little one enjoyed the bird feeding when the bird feeder instructs the children to hold the small piece of apple or some other food item in hand and stretch up...More

Thank Kalyani2007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went through the entire aviary in less than 30 minutes. I didn't see the sloth either. Maybe there are fewer exhibits in November, but I was hoping to see a bit more than I did. The staff was friendly though.

3  Thank JLHeiny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If birds frighten you stay home, but if you enjoy the beauty of them and their song this is the place for you. There are several different habitat areas such as Wet Lands and Tropical Forest plus others. Good special programs but they are for...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had some time to kill and found this place to spend a few hours. As I am an avid bird lover I was exceptionally happy with all of the time I could spend with the birds (free roaming might I add). They were doing...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must to see if you like birds. The displays are wonderfully natural and the photography is good. Being a photograper, this was the highlight of our trip. There were rare species and some behind glass which lent to great photography. One exhibit...More

Thank Carole H
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I am NOT a fan of 🦅, but it was a very interesting time learning and seeing how they act, where they come from and if they are in danger. Definitely worth the trip and this could be a very nice family day out in...More

Thank Yohel R
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great displays. The display of penguins was particularly enjoyable for us. There's indoor, outdoor, and underwater viewing. Crawl through a tunnel like entrance and get a different perspective of the many penguins swimming, waddling, and sleeping in their enclosure. Many other birds in different environments....More

Thank dizziest1
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Nestled in the north side of the city, the aviary has much to offer. It’s the only one that’s a national attraction. New bird exhibits, open air exhibits and an outdoor attraction area are great. Only downfall is limited parking

Thank tina9481
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Edda P
14 September 2017|
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Response from eriecamperlober | Reviewed this property |
Only service dogs,
Karen K
21 August 2017|
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Response from eriecamperlober | Reviewed this property |
Your admission is good to come and go, don't know if there is picnic area, there is some outside areas but they were closed to the public for an event
3 May 2017|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
I have not done the sloth encounter, I would suggest you call.