National Aviary sets July 1 opening with new rules, programs

PITTSBURGH — The National Aviary in Pittsburgh was closed for over three months during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the facility is set for a July 1 reopening with new rules and new programs in place.

Members will be able to visit the facility first on June 28, 29, and 30. On July 1, it will reopen to the public.

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Visitors will be able to buy tickets online later this month. People are strongly encouraged to pre book tickets for one of the available time slots from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All visitors will be required to have a face covering over their nose and mouth.

The aviary is launching a new Family Penguin Encounter, allowing people to get close to sloths, hawks, owls and other animals.