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National Aviary

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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.

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  • 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