Last week, my husband and I visited his brother and family in Pittsburgh. We headed into the city and went to the National Aviary at 700 Arch Street (Aviary). I mean who doesn’t love birds?
The aviary has over 150 species of birds from all over the world most in large walk-through exhibits where the birds fly right over your head.
Also in the Rain-forest:
In the Wetlands exhibit:
In the Grasslands exhibit:
I love Penguins and there were plenty to see. Here they are getting fed.
They even had two tunnels the kids could crawl through to see up close to the penguins.
In outside exhibits we saw a Bald Eagle
and an Andean Condor
These condors had small ponds with water spouts that the people could control outside the cage by turning a wheel. It was a warm, sunny day so this condor would bite the water and do a little dance each time the water-spout turned on. Very amusing to watch!
Inside, between the large walk-through exhibits were smaller, glassed-in viewing stations. These included:
And throughout the day, there were interactive events from the staff. This girl told us about this Lanner Falcon.
The Aviary also has several live bird shows throughout the day but we didn’t have time to see them. Hopefully next time.
If you’re in the Pittsburgh, PA area be sure to check out the National Aviary. It’s well worth the time and the price!
Of all the birds we saw, my favorites were the eagles, the baby burrowing owl and of course the penguins. Which would be your favorites? And have you ever been to the Pittsburgh aviary or another aviary?