Your health and safety is our utmost concern. That’s why the National Aviary has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While there is no known threat of COVID-19 at the National Aviary, out of an abundance of caution, the National Aviary will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31. During this time, dedicated staff will continue to care for the animals at the National Aviary. Status updates can be found here, on the National Aviary’s website.

Your health and safety is our utmost concern. That’s why the National Aviary has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While there is no known threat of COVID-19 at the National Aviary, out of an abundance of caution, the National Aviary will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31. During this time, dedicated staff will continue to care for the animals at the National Aviary. Status updates can be found here, on the National Aviary’s website.

Brushes & Birds

Brushes and Birds featuring Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria's Ideas

Flock to the National Aviary each season, pick up a paint brush, and create your own masterpiece! Learn how to paint a portrait with a live bird present under the director of local artist Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria's Ideas; MariasIdeas.com.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Winter / Spring Season: Escape to the Islands
    Live Bird: Scarlet Macaw (see the design above!)
    Session Date: May 16th

  • Summer Season: To be Announced
    Live Bird: Stay tuned!
    Session Date: July 18th

    We will be unveiling our Summer season theme and bird portrait design in May!

  • Fall Season: To be Announced
    Live Bird: Stay Tuned!
    Session Date: October 3rd

  • Holiday Season: To be Announced
    Live Bird: Stay Tuned!
    Session Date: December 19th

 

Pricing and Information:

  • New National Aviary seasons feature a host of changing daily activities and opportunities to get close to beautiful birds in immersive habitats. Now, they'll also feature new portrait sessions! Every session features a different live bird: can you guess which ones?!
  • Stay tuned to the National Aviary's social media accounts and aviary.org for announcements and details.
  • Each session is $45 per canvas, includes a fun, casual atmosphere, and runs from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in the National Aviary’s Learning Center. All materials are included.
  • Great for budding artists as well as families painting and learning together!
  • Beginners are welcome- participants are able to work at their own skill level-with no experience necessary; one-on-one assistance as needed.

Get your tickets for May 16th HERE

All sessions are available for purchase today at the link above. Space is limited; book all 4 sessions now!

Questions? Please call 412-258-9439.