Travelling Programs

Can’t make the flight down to the National Aviary? Then let us bring the beauty of nature to you!

Classroom Programs and Large Group Assemblies

From penguins to parrots, there is always a feathery friend available to brighten your classroom and inspire your students. The National Aviary has interactive programs available as classroom or assembly programs at your school, library, community center, or event. For a list of the interactive live bird programs we can bring to your school or other location, please click here.

Classroom Program (small group, up to 40 children)

$300 0-30 miles
$350 31-60 miles
$400 61-90 miles
Additional Classroom Program, Same Day $200

Owl Pellet Add-on $4/person

Prices effective 9/1/19  

Educational Assembly (non-classroom, large group)
$475 0-30 miles
$500 31-60 miles
$550 61-90 miles
Additional Assembly, Same Day $375

Prices effective 9/1/19  

Bird Watching (small group, up to 30 children)

Learn about the exciting lives of birds through guided bird watching at your school! Our expert staff will teach your class how to create a habitat to bring birds to your school yard, use binoculars (provided), and identify local birds on a guided nature walk around your campus. This program includes a bird feeding station for your school and a field guide to identify the birds that come to visit your students! 

Classroom Program + $150 for supplies

Prices effective 9/1/19  

Special Events and Community Programs

Do you have a special event, community program, or other educational opportunity that would benefit from a visit from a few feathered friends? Contact the National Aviary for event requirements and further information at 412-258-9439 or by emailing

Pricing based on your facility and location. Call us to set up a consultation.

Aviary After School

Enrich your after-school experience with programs complete with live birds, engaging activities and fun games and crafts. These packages include three sessions (1 hour each) that can accommodate up to 25 students with 2 adult chaperones. Your programs can be scheduled on the same day, over consecutive days, weeks, or months. This package includes the programs: Owls, Penguins are Cool, and I Wanna Be A Vet.

$700 0-30 miles
$825 31-60 miles
$950 61-90 miles
Aviary After School 4th or 5th Session Added, $200 each

Prices effective 1/1/17

Schedule Your Visit Today! Here’s How:

  1. Have 3 dates in mind in case your preferred date is unavailable
  2. Use our online form to begin your reservation process. Or contact the National Aviary’s Education Groups Coordinator at 412-258-9439. Registration is required at least 3 weeks in advance.
  3. Upon selection of your date, you will be emailed an education group contract.
  4. Your reservation is final only after the National Aviary’s receipt of your signed contract and your non-refundable deposit.

Prices subject to change.