The National Aviary is still caring for our flock during this temporary closure.

You can support the National Aviary and the animals in our care during these uncertain times.

Donate to our Emergency Care Efforts today.

The National Aviary is still caring for our flock during this temporary closure.

You can support the National Aviary and the animals in our care during these uncertain times.

Donate to our Emergency Care Efforts today.

National Aviary Programs


4/10/2020

Aviary programs

The National Aviary is closed to the public, but the staff still has more than 500 birds to care for. To give people continued access to penguins, owls, parrots and so many other birds, and to generate income, the North Side facility has launched a CyBIRD Learning Platform for schools, families and scouts and other groups.

CyBIRD Distance Learning is designed for participation of an entire class, family or groups such as scouts. Aviary educators will meet the learners through the online tool Zoom. The experience will be interactive, with participants able to ask questions and see video of the animals and their habitats. Available programs include “Penguins Are Cool” and “Rainforests.” Cost is $90.

Aviary After School connects families with an Aviary expert for stories, videos and bird meet and greets. Cost is $15.

Reading With Red and Friends is an at-home reading program with bird-themed stories. An Aviary staffer will read a story from one of the habitats, with birds like Red the scarlet macaw or the flock of flamingos. The program is free and will be offered Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Registration and information: www.aviary.org. Or send email to info@aviary.org.