• 700 Arch St.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Phone: 412-323-7235
  • Fax: 412-321-4364
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The only of its kind, the National Aviary is home to more than 500 birds from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.

Large walk-through habitats 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 illusive owls spread their wings; hand feed a toucan; and hang out with a sloth.

Penguin Point, an open-air habitat that is home to a colony of playful penguins, affords close-up views of the penguins swimming, diving and basking in the sun. Visitors can even experience first-hand what it’s like to fly like a bird in a new full-body, bird flight simulator!

The Helen M. Schmidt FliteZone™ Theater offers daily free-flight shows to visitors. Vultures, macaws, owls and other birds fly overhead or stroll among seated guests against a background of theatrical music, lighting and video. Seasonal rooftop theater, SkyDeck, allows guests the remarkable experience of watching birds of prey hunting 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.

  • Entire facility

    Occupancy: 300 - 700
    Area: 25,000 feet

    Configuration Capacity
    Theater 300.00
    Banquet 300.00
    Reception 700.00
  • Rose Garden Tent

    Occupancy: 140 - 400
    Area: 3,200 feet

    Configuration Capacity
    Theater 140.00
    Banquet 140.00
    Reception 400.00
  • Atrium

    Occupancy: 120 - 300
    Area: 3,000 feet

    Configuration Capacity
    Theater 120.00
    Banquet 120.00
    Reception 300.00