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“The Nation's Premier Bird Zoo”
The National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. Located in West Park on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, the National Aviary’s diverse collection comprises more than 500 birds representing more than 150 species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild. The National Aviary’s large walk-through exhibits create an experience unlike any other – an intimate, up-close interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to hand-feed and meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world. As an environmental organization composed of educators, conservationists and researchers, the National Aviary’s goals are many. The Aviary aims to provide outstanding education programming for varied audiences; present the highest quality family recreational experience that a zoological institution can offer; save endangered species by preserving natural habitats; continue endangered bird breeding programs and conduct meaningful avian research; engender a sincere appreciation of nature and a respect for natural law; and instill a conservation ethic that teaches our immense responsibility as stewards of the planet.
The national aviary is a wonderful place to take your family. There is a parking lot for five dollars or you can park on the road however you have to pay. They recommend that you buy tickets... Read more
I love birds and so it was such a shame that I found my visit to be mediocre. Honestly the aviary itself is rather small and would only be worth the trip if doing the interactive sessions. However... Read more
I had a fantastic time visiting the National Aviary! If you love birds or even just like them a lot, this is a great place to visit if you're ever in Pittsburgh. It's not huge by any means (the... Read more
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