Trainer for a Day

Your day pass to the National Aviary through the eyes of our birds!

Spend a full day alongside our aviculturists and trainers in a variety of the National Aviary’s animal areas, discovering what it takes to care for, feed and train more than 500 birds. Make diets in the Commissary and make a splash with our flamingos and other wading birds in the Wetlands. See an interactive live bird presentation and assist our trainers with a bird training session.  Experience the excitement of working with and feeding our Lorikeets and our Tropical Rainforest birds. The day wouldn’t be complete without a chance to spend time with our colony of African penguins!

This experience includes time spent outdoors. A National Aviary Trainer For A Day t-shirt, box lunch and downloadable photo portfolio of your experience are included in the fee.

Information and Pricing

  • $275 per person, or $450 for 2 people (a $50 savings per person)
  • 12 years and older. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years of age.

Advanced registration only. Dates and times are flexible. To register, please call 412-258-9439 or email
At the National Aviary, we give our animals the choice to participate in interactive experiences with caring guests, like you!  Please provide your contact information when booking your encounter. If our animal ambassador needs a day of rest, we will contact you to reschedule your encounter. The comfort and safety of our animals and our guests is always our top priority. Thank you for understanding!