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National Aviary, Pittsburgh

4.5
#3 of 17 in Zoos & Aquariums in Pennsylvania
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • We were in Pittsburgh for a wedding, and spent a couple of hours in the morning visiting the aviary. It is really well done, with different sections depending on the types of birds. In most places.....  more »
  • We took our 3 year old granddaughter and she had a great time. All the animals were in their natural habitates. My grandaughter esprcially liked the penguines, each of whom had their name on their...  more »
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  • If you're in the area this place is a must to visit. When approaching the building we were greeted by a trainer and their Macaw. The trainer was extremely nice and knowledgeable and the bird was incredibly beautiful. Once we went in we got our admission tickets and were presented with the events happening. The events were very reasonably priced (average was $5). We picked the Amazon one since it was in about 10 minutes. The show was great and well worth the money. The rest of the exhibit was filled with great scenery and birds that seemed to be very happy and properly cared for. All of the staff was extremely nice and always willing to help and answer any questions. We even randomly got treated to a owl presentation that was free. It felt like something was always going on at the Aviary and all of the merchandise was very nicely priced. I'd recommend to anyone. Keep up the great work guys.
  • Took my 3 years old here for the first time (for him and me), he was inspired by all about dinosaurs they have there. You can get so close to most birds. Nice for relaxing, not so many people in the morning. Smaller than I expected though, if you just keep walking and you will be done in about half an hour, just need to enjoy it!

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