Penguin Point will be upgraded from May 23-29th. You can still visit with a penguin daily at 1pm & 4pm! Birdly will be at the Pittsburgh International Airport from May 22-25!

Penguin Point will be upgraded from May 23-29th. You can still visit with a penguin daily at 1pm & 4pm! Birdly will be at the Pittsburgh International Airport from May 22-25!

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 a show and assist our trainers with a bird training session.  Experience the excitement of working with and feeding our Lorikeets and our Tropical Forest 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 16 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Advanced registration only. Dates and times are flexible. To register, please call 412-258-9439 or email education.programs@aviary.org.