The National Aviary will open at noon on Sunday, May 1 due to road closures for the Pittsburgh Marathon. Good luck runners!

The National Aviary will open at noon on Sunday, May 1 due to road closures for the Pittsburgh Marathon. Good luck runners!

Traveling Programs

Can’t make the flight down to the National Aviary? Then let us bring the beauty of nature to you!

Classroom Programs and Large Group Assemblies

From penguins to parrots, there is always a feathery friend available to brighten your classroom and inspire your students. The National Aviary has interactive programs available as classroom or assembly programs at your school, library, community center, or event. For a list of the interactive live bird programs we can bring to your school or other location, please click here.

Classroom Program (small group, up to 40 children)
$250 0-30 miles
$300 31-60 miles
$350 61-90 miles
Additional Classroom Program, Same Day $200

Owl Pellet Add-on $3/person

Educational Assembly (non-classroom, large group)
$425 0-30 miles
$450 31-60 miles
$500 61-90 miles
Additional Assembly, Same Day $375

Traveling Live-Bird Shows

Perfect for entertaining assemblies and captivating large groups, the National Aviary offers two free-flight bird shows that can travel to your location!

Showcase of Birds

It’s unforgettable—seeing the National Aviary’s live trained birds flying overhead, demonstrating their natural behaviors while you learn about their stories and importance in our world.  This special dynamic presentation can be held in your school’s auditorium or gymnasium, and is a perfect addition to your student body assembly or community function.  Offered September through May.  Reservations needed at least 1 month in advance.  Pricing based on your facility and location. Call us to set up a consultation. Prices begin at $500.

Falcons and Flight

Marvel at falcons and other birds of prey as they fly free around you.  Discover the history and art of falconry, learn about the adaptations that make raptors ideal hunters, and experience a live lure-flying demonstration.  Offered September through May.  Reservations needed at least 1 month in advance.  Pricing based on your facility and location. Call us to set up a consultation. Prices begin at $500.

Special Events and Community Programs

Do you have a special event, community program, or other educational opportunity that would benefit from a visit from a few feathered friends? Contact the National Aviary for event requirements and further information at 412-258-9439 or by emailing education.programs@aviary.org.

Pricing based on your facility and location. Call us to set up a consultation.

Aviary After School

Enrich your after-school experience with programs complete with live birds, engaging activities and fun games and crafts. These packages include three sessions (1 hour each) that can accommodate up to 25 students with 2 adult chaperones. Your programs can be scheduled on the same day, over consecutive days, weekly or monthly. Choose from a variety of our established programs, or customize your package!

$625 0-30 miles
$750 31-60 miles
$875 61-90 miles
Aviary After School 4th or 5th Session Added $200 each

Schedule Your Visit Today! Here’s How:

  1. Have 3 dates in mind in case your preferred date is unavailable
  2. Use our online form to begin your reservation process (www.aviary.org/Education-Group-Inquiry). Or contact the National Aviary’s Education Groups Coordinator at 412-258-9439. You may also download and print the form by clicking here. Registration is required at least 3 weeks in advance.
  3. Upon selection of your date, you will be emailed an education group contract.
  4. Your reservation is final only after the National Aviary’s receipt of your signed contract and your non-refundable deposit.