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National Aviary, Pittsburgh

4.5
#3 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in Pennsylvania
At National Aviary, the United States' largest aviary, see over 600 birds, many of which represent endangered or threatened species. Animals from all continents except Antarctica are featured in themed areas. Walk through exhibits where birds fly freely, and get a chance to interact with some of them. You can observe African penguins from underwater viewing rooms, or reserve a private encounter with a penguin. You have the opportunity to join feedings throughout the day, trek among flamingos, and watch bird shows that showcase different species' skills and abilities at the immersion theater. Don't neglect the special non-feathered resident of the aviary--a two-toed sloth. Add National Aviary to your Pittsburgh travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pittsburgh holiday maker site .
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4.7
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  • I cannot say enough wonderful things about the National Aviary! I posted 10 photos, but I could have easily posted 100! The facility is made up of various rooms filled with beautiful birds in their na...  more »
  • Limited parking, mainly street parking. Lots of different species. Some interactive feeding choices. Nice flow through the various exhibits. Penguin feeding to view with very informative speaker. Amaz...  more »
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  • Small place, but full of interesting and colorful birds. We took our time through each exhibit and were there for about 2 1/2 hours. The feedings are neat, and they use that time to teach you about that bird. Food court is reasonably priced and the gift shops have a lot of options. We surprised my mom with a trip here for her birthday and she really liked it!
  • Fun place to go to and watch birds hatch. Personally I believe a show that can be broadcast on any device should be installed so everyone can watch as baby birds are hatching. That way, if the birds hatch at night, everyone would be able to see! I ask that you please consider this suggestion from one of your staff members. They are very dedicated, hard working, and caring individuals. Thank you for the memories!

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