Hours & Admissions

The National Aviary is open daily 10 am – 5 pm

In 2018, we are closed for private events on January 29, March 20, April 10, July 21, and September 27. We are open at noon on Sunday, May 6 for the Pittsburgh Marathon.
For additional closed dates please check our daily calendar.

Attention Visitors: Please note this important bridge closure near the National Aviary.

Admission Prices:

*Children under 2 are free. 

*Children: ages 2-12.



Free-Flight Bird Show: Bird Brains

Daily 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Schmidt FliteZone™ Theater
Except for Tuesdays when our birds are resting.

Test your bird intelligence quotient with this new, limited time show! Watch colorful parrots compete in an obstacle course, and see a Hooded Vulture tackle puzzles. You’ll be in awe of our clever crow, majestic owl and adorable penguin as they each demonstrate their uniquely adapted intelligence.

Tickets are available at the visitor service desk and gift shop for $5.


National Aviary Members enjoy unlimited, free admission year-round.

Tickets for theater programs and Encounters are non-refundable and non-transferable to a different day/time.



Groups of 15 or more paying in a single transaction are eligible for admission discounts and experiences, like penguin painting, close-up encounters, and live bird shows!