Now Growing!

Now growing at the National Aviary!

Explore a tropical paradise, catch a showing of Amazing Amazon, and meet Vivien our baby sloth!

Make your visit to the one-and-only National Aviary unforgettable with new and exciting experiences:
      • Amazing Amazon - Daily at 11 am & 1:30 pm
        Except for Tuesdays when our birds are resting.
        You’ll be amazed by the wild wonders of the Amazon in this new, multi-media, free-flight show in the newly renovated Helen M. Schmidt FliteZoneTM Theater! 



      • Baby Sloth Encounter - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 am
        Meet our new, furry resident! See Vivien up close, take photos, touch her, and learn all about sloths!

        Stay up-to-date with all things Vivien by clicking here

      • VIP Experience - Call to set up the ideal time for you!
        Get the star treatment with this half-day experience, customized just for you. You'll get to go behind-the-scenes and meet beautiful birds up close. Call 412-258-9439 to book your one-of-a-kind day.




Check out what's new:

  • Witness the Transformation of the Tropical Rainforest!
    An exciting renovation of the Tropical Rainforest is underway! You'll be able to look into the Tropical Rainforest to see the exciting changes, and Canary's Call will remain open. 
  • Private Penguin Feeding - 1 pm or 4 pm
    Put on boots and hip-waders and enter Penguin Point alongside one of the National Aviary’s aviculturists. You’ll learn how to hand-feed our African Penguins and then feed them yourself!
  • World Penguin Day - April 25
    Find out the genders of the National Aviary’s new Penguin Chicks, enjoy a sweet treat, fun games, and watch as they are released into Penguin Point to officially join their colony! Make a donation to support these new chicks and their flock at the National Aviary!
  • Rainforest Adventure - April 28 - 29

    Celebrate the rainforest and learn about its intricate ecosystem! Meet beautiful rainforest birds and a few other adorable rainforest creatures including a Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth. Enjoy fun crafts, activities and a story time with a live bird appearance.

  • Hummingbirds and Butterflies - May 12 
    Celebrate spring and the Year of the Bird by joining Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill to learn how you can attract lots of hovering hummingbirds and beautiful butterflies by planting native nectar sources, placing feeders, and more! 
  • Experience Costa Rica - October 20-31
    Travel to Costa Rica with National Aviary Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill! Gain unique insights and perspectives about the rainforest birds you'll encounter on this pre-planned international adventure. In partnership with AAA Travel
Find One-of-a-Kind Gifts and Souvenirs!
  • Maker Challenge - Local Art featuring the National Aviary's most popular animals is available for purchase in our gift shop. Visit to discover beautiful pieces for your home and thoughtful gifts for friends and family.