The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

Education Corner: Learn at Home!

Caring for birds and mammals is still our top priority during these uncertain times. Please consider helping today. Through your donation or membership, we can continue providing for animals at the National Aviary, as well as sustain our educational programming. Together, we can save birds and protect their habitats.

We at the National Aviary hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Just like you're working hard to care for your flock, we're hard at work providing excellent care to our birds and animals. 

Click the links below for at-home educational content, chances to interact with some of our experts, fun behind-the-scenes videos, and more.

The National Aviary now offers worldwide opportunities for virtual learning:

Learn More About CyBIRD Learning Here!

National Aviary Olympics!

June: What are the fastest birds in flight? Who has the brighest feathers? Who is the fastest swimmer? What flock of birds is pretty strong? Stay tuned throughout the month of June for these answers as we highlight different species and their unique adaptations during the National Aviary Olympics!

Birds of Prey!

Week of 5/25: Birds of prey is a broad term for birds that hunt for their food, and can include birds like penguins, skua, and raptors.

A #Throwback to Living Dinosaurs!

Week of 5/18: Paleontologists believe that birds descended from a family of dinosaurs called “Theropods.” Other members of the Theropod family included Velociraptors and the T-rex!

Learn more about Unusual Animals!

Week of 5/11: Many bird and animal species may look out of the ordinary to us! From flamingos with long necks, to the bald heads of vultures, these unusual features are adaptations — physical features or behaviors that help animals survive in their environments.

Condor and Vulture Week! 

Week of 5/4: Andean Condors are native to the Andes Mountains and can be found along the west coast of South America. Three of them live at the National Aviary!

Positively Penguins Week!

Week of 4/27: Join us for an in-depth look at this tuxedoed bird! 

Learn about Owls and Join Our Earth Day Celebration!

Week of 4/20: Celerate Earth Day at home with the National Aviary and learn about Owls! Many different owls live at the National Aviary, including those who were injured in the wild and needed a safe place to call home.

Learn about Rainforests Here 

Week of 4/13: From Linnaeus Two-towed Sloths and Victoria Crowned Pigeons, to Hyacinth Macaws and Snowy egrets, learn all about the many birds that inhabit rainforests!

 

Click Here to Learn about Flamingos & Friends in the Wetlands! 

Week of 4/6: From the National Aviary's Wetlands Habitat, to what it was like to experience a drought in South Africa, follow along this week as we visit with flamingos and other birds. Don't forget to download the daily activities, watch the videos, and check us out on social media! 

 

Enjoy Backyard Birds Here!

Week of 4/1: Explore the world of birds you can find in your own backyard or local park! Birdwatching is an activity you can do from home or in your neighborhood while practicing social distancing.

 

Learn About Penguins & Other Bird Friends HERE!

Week of 3/25: Meet National Aviary chicks Penguins and take part in some at-home educational opportunities while getting a few videos and photos!

Get Close to Baby Birds (and Sloths!) Here

Week of 3/18: Meet National Aviary chicks with fun, at-home educational opportunities and behind-the-scene looks!

You May Also Enjoy: 

Check out Reading with Red Story Time Here!

Learn from National Aviary Experts Here!

During "Ask the Expert",  National Aviary experts will be answering questions asked by online followers and viewers about different topics like backyard birds, veterinary care, and animal training! 

 

Watch Adorable and Educational Videos Here

Take a walk down memory lane through photos and videos of past National Aviary baby birds (and sloths!), along with educational videos!

Find Our Social Media Pages Here

Want to know how you can help the National Aviary with our emergency care efforts during this time? Learn more here.

 

Registration now open! Springing forward to the next season, if you're looking for educational opportunities for your kids this summer, why not look into the National Aviary's NEW virtual summer camps. Kids ages 6-18 can register.

Learn More and Register for VIRTUAL Summer Camps Here!