Education Programs and Classes

The National Aviary inspires a respect for nature through an appreciation of birds. Our education team is dedicated to teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about birds, their habitats, the environmental pressures they face, and the role that humans play in creating or mitigating these challenges.


Dynamic Field Trips and On Site Programs

If you are seeking a structured learning opportunity presented in a fun, dynamic and interactive format, we have a number of options to meet your needs! Visit us for a field trip, homeschool class, or scout program. Or, we'll come to you! Check out our travelling programs options.


Classes, Camps and More!

We also offer a number of classes, programs and camps for families and adults. From the entertaining Penguin Painting classes offered monthly, to holiday camps and summer camps, to "Positive Parroting" classes for current and prospective bird owners, we cover a range of topics.


Contact Us

We invite you to explore our educational classes and, if you are ready to get started and have a few dates in mind, fill out our education group inquiry form! If you have questions, please contact our Education Group Coordinator at or call 412-258-9439.

**Attention Bus Drivers/Operators: Please note this important bridge restriction near the National Aviary.**