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National Aviary Expands its Holiday Offerings for Children and Adults

NEW: Holiday Light Displays and Extended Holiday Hours • December 2018 – early January 2019 (holiday lights) • Open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays December 13 and 20, and Dec 26, 27, and 28 The National Aviary will be swathed in the glow of sparkling outdoor and indoor holiday lights, along with lighted trees and wreaths. Bring the whole family to enjoy the displays while strolling the hallways and habitats, and enjoying up-close interaction with more than 500 birds. On Thursdays December 13 and 20, during extended hours from 5 – 9 p.m., enjoy holiday music performances, take advantage of a 10% off discount in our gift shop (20% for members), purchase a light meal from the café featuring holiday favorites, and adult beverages for the grownups. All exhibits will be open and lit for the evening, and the National Aviary gift shops will be freshly stocked.

Photos with Santa and his Penguin Helper • Saturday, November 24 and December 1, 8, 15, 22 • 11 am – 1 pm • Included with admission Bring your wish list and a camera... Santa and his penguin helpers are coming to the National Aviary! Visitors will have the opportunity to bring their cameras and take photos with Santa and one of the National Aviary’s African Penguins.

Brunch with Santa • Sunday, December 9 • Two Seatings: 10:30 am and 12:30 pm • $37 (non-members adult), $19.50 (non-member child 4-10); $32 (member adult) $17 (member child 4-10 ); Children 3 and under are Free • Call 412-258-9445 to register. Space is limited; reservations required. Tickets are transferrable but not refundable. . Cost includes admission to the National Aviary

Holiday Camps • Available for ages 6-8 on Thursday, December 27, and ages 9-12 on Friday, December 28 • Call 412-258-9439 to register. Space is limited. Step away from the screens and spend your school holidays with the African Penguins. Holiday camps are a great way to stay active during the school break, learn something new, and have fun with feathered friends. Help prepare breakfast for the National Aviary’s colony of penguins, attend a private feeding, and learn what makes these endangered birds so special. Gift certificates are available; makes a great holiday gift! 

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Nov 27, 2018 through Jan 04, 2019

10:00AM - 5:00PM

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Adults $16, Kids $14

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