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National Aviary

America's premier zoo dedicated exclusively to birds, the National Aviary is home to more than 500 birds representing 150 species, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.

Large walk-through exhibits allow for close interactions between visitors and free-flying birds. Daily programs are educational and fun and offer many opportunities to hand-feed and meet species rarely found in zoos. Visitors can watch flamingos frolic; witness massive owls spread their wings; offer nectar treats to a flock of rainbow lorikeets; and talk with a pair of colorful toucans.

Penguin Point, an open-air exhibit that is home to a colony of noisy, playful penguins, affords close-up views of the penguins swimming, diving and basking in the sun, while the new Grasslands exhibit places visitors in a habitat filled with a brilliant array of finches, weavers and other beautiful birds.

The FliteZone Theater offers daily free-flight shows to visitors. Vultures, macaws, eagles and more fly over, land and stroll among seated guests, against a background of music and video. A rooftop Sky Deck allows guests the remarkable experience of watching bird of prey lure-flying demonstrations in the skies above Pittsburgh. 


Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open New Year's Eve.

See & Do
  • ADA Accessible:
  • Outdoor Picnic Area (covered):
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Meeting Facilities
  • Description: Host your event at the National Aviary and spend the evening mingling with over 600 exotic and endangered birds! A variety of spaces, including an outdoor tented patio, are available to accommodate corporate meetings, private parties and more; special group packages are available for both breakfasts and lunch. Please call 412.323.7235 ext. 249 for pricing and availability.
  • Miles from DLCC: 1.50

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Rose Garden Tent X       3200.00     140         140     400  
Atrium X       3000.00     120         120     300  
Entire facility X       25000.00     300         300     700