Outdoor free-flight shows return to the Aviary on Saturday | Program Notes

Outdoor free-flight shows return to the Aviary on Saturday

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The National Aviary’s new outdoor free-flight show, called Taking Flight: An Aerial Adventure, is all about the spectacle of motion. With a new set designed by Pittsburgh CLO Construction Center for the Arts installed in the Aviary's historic rose garden, the show is designed not just to spotlight its strangest and most beautiful birds, but also its highest fliers.

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Attendees can expect playful kookaburras, enormous Eurasian eagle owls and a variety of colorful parrots and macaws, as well as the augur buzzard, a large African bird of prey known for its fearsome aerial displays and striking patterns of black, red and white plumage.

Narration and music will accompany this show, the National Aviary’s first outdoor summer show in five years, and the audience will be able to see some of these amazing birds up close.

The show will run twice a day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., beginning this Saturday and continuing throughout the aviary’s summer season. Taking Flight is free with admission,which is $12 for children, $13 for seniors (60+), and $14 for adults.

More information is available here.

The National Aviary is located at 700 Arch St. in the North Side.

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