Night in the Tropics: Vintage Vacation

Sat. Jul 16, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT
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VIP party begins at 6 pm; General Admission begins at 7 pm.

Pittsburgh’s hottest party of the summer is back! Travel back in time on a “Vintage Vacation” in honor of the National Aviary’s 70th anniversary! This highly anticipated event is back after a two-year hiatus. Don’t miss it – get your tickets early and join us for this one-of-a-kind summer party, all supporting animal care and conservation!

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Enjoy unlimited food, signature cocktails, wine, and beer from some of Pittsburgh’s tastiest restaurants, live music and show-stopping entertainment like a live speed painting by Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas;, after-hour access to the National Aviary’s lush habitats, and more!

Get a chance to win amazing auction items while you’re at the party, or from the comfort of home during the Night in the Tropics live virtual auction. Bid on prizes including spa packages, artwork by renowned local artists including Pittsburgh artist Johno Prascak of Johno’s ART Studio ( and Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas (, a private owl banding session with the Aviary’s ornithologist, Bob Mulvihill, romantic staycations, and more! Bid on prizes before Night in the Tropics begins: click here or text ‘tropics’ to 843-606-5995.


Take your experience to the next level with exclusive VIP benefits for this 21+ event:

  • FREE valet parking

  • A full hour of early access to the party

  • NEW! Up-close experiences with National Aviary animals during the VIP hour beginning at 6 pm

  • Full bar service with premium spirits – including flights of local cider by Threadbare, our VIP Hour Drink Partner! Enjoy 4 craft cider samples including an exclusive first taste of the newest cider collaboration with the National Aviary – which will be unveiled at Night in the Tropics!

  • And more!

Parking information:

VIP guests can arrive in style with free valet parking and enjoy early admission at 6 pm! VIP guests can meet the valet on Arch Street. Head to the VIP check in located at the National Aviary entrance and start the party with exclusive perks just for VIP ticket holders.

All guests can enjoy FREE self-parking at Rivers Casino with free shuttle service, including an ADA accessible shuttle to and from the party. Shuttle service will be available at Rivers Casino’s bus lobby throughout the night from 6:30pm-11:30pm. All guests must be 21 or older to be inside Rivers Casino. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.


Dress in tropical attire for this indoor/outdoor party! Bright colors are encouraged; leave your black tie outfits at home and let loose! Stay cool in golf shorts or khakis, polos or tropical shirts, sundresses or other tropical attire! Comfortable shoes are recommended.

What to bring:

All tickets include delectable food (click here to see a list of restaurants!) and show-stopping entertainment (click here to see a full list of entertainment!). VIP’s get full bar service with premium spirits at every bar throughout the event, and of course an extra hour of unique experiences starting at 6 pm!

You may want to bring cash for Photos with a Penguin and to purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win a trip for two to Maui, sponsored by AAA Travel!

Credit cards will be accepted for the online auction (keep bidding until 9pm), and our gift shop is open for any mementos you want to bring home!

National Aviary Scarlet Macaw and Night in the Tropics Guests 
This popular event is back after a two-year hiatus. Tickets are limited and expected to sell quickly!

Artist Maria DeSimone Prascak at the National Aviary's Night in the Tropics

Proceeds from this 21+ event benefit the National Aviary’s work to save birds and protect their habitats.

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National Aviary 700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212