National Aviary
  • Hours: M-Su: 10-5
  • 700 Arch St.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Phone: 412-323-7235
  • Fax: 412-321-4364
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Adult Admission: $17
Child Admission: $16; under 2 FREE
Senior Admission: $16
Parking Charge: $5 in National Aviary lot; street parking also available
Group Size: 15/200

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.

  • ADA Accessible
  • Group Rates Available
  • Parking Available
  • RestaurantOnSite
  • ADA Accessible
  • Atrium

    Occupancy: 120 - 300
    Area: 3,000 feet

    Configuration Capacity
    Theater 120.00
    Banquet 120.00
    Reception 300.00
  • 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