National Aviary Summer Camps!

Whether you have a toddler or a teen, the National Aviary has exciting programming to encourage, to teach, and inspire!

Toddler Camp

SOLD OUT!!! Tuesday – Thursday, June 11 – 13 | 9 am – 12 pm | Ages 2 – 3
Members: $70; Non-Members: $75
One ticket saves a camp space for both toddler & caregiver

  • Toddler Camp Details

    In this “caregiver and me” program your toddler will explore the colorful world of birds through science and art, sensory play, story, and movement. Meet an Animal Ambassador and explore lively, engaging habitats together. 

Little Explorers Camp

SOLD OUT!!! Monday – Tuesday & Thursday – Friday, June 17, 18, 20 & 21 | 9 am – 12 pm | Ages 4 – 5
Members: $90; Non-Members: $100
One ticket saves a camp space for both little explorer & caregiver

  • Little Explorers Camp Details

    From sensory play to storytime and interactive activities, this camp is designed to take your little learner on a journey to explore the world of birds. With the chance to meet Animal Ambassadors, this program will keep your little one (and you!) engaged and educated.

Colors of Nature Summer Camp

SOLD OUT!!! Four Day Session; Monday – Thursday | 9 am – 3 pm
Members: $200; Non-Members: $210

  • SOLD OUT!!! July 22 – 25 | Ages 6 – 8

Five Day Session; Monday – Friday | 9 am – 3 pm
Members: $230; Non-Members: $250

  • SOLD OUT!!! June 24 – 28 | Ages 6 – 8
  • SOLD OUT!!! July 8 – 12 | Ages 9 – 12
  • SOLD OUT!!! July 15 – 19 | Ages 6 – 8
  • SOLD OUT!!! July 29 – August 2 | Ages 9 – 12
  • Colors of Nature Summer Camp Details

    Bird feathers come in every color of the rainbow, including some we can’t even see! How does this remarkable coloration help birds to hide from predators, recognize each other, and more? And how can we use these unique colors of each species to identify different birds in our backyards and beyond? During this special program your camper will learn all about the wild rainbow of avian colors while trekking through habitats, doing scientific investigations, having up-close encounters with Animal Ambassadors, and exploring the outdoors. 

Saving Species with Science Teen Camp

SOLD OUT!!! Monday – Friday, August 5 – 9 | Ages 13 – 16 | 9 am – 3 pm
Members: $230; Non-Members: $250

  • Saving Species with Science Teen Camp Details

    Got a curious, animal-loving teen who is interested in exploring the science of birds, just like we do at the National Aviary? Studying animal behaviors and their care here at home can help us understand how to protect avian species. National Aviary scientists conduct research and provide their expertise from right here in Pittsburgh to all around the globe, spanning from Ecuador to South Africa. During this fun and engaging summer camp, teens will learn from Aviary experts how we use science every day to care for our birds, help save species from extinction, and how they can get involved!

Two teenagers using binoculars at the National Aviary's Summer Camp.

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General Camp Info 2024

National Aviary Members should register for Summer Camps via their Member profile.

National Aviary Camps enable children and teens to connect with nature both indoors and out!

Our fees include admission, all of our exciting camp activities, supplies, and time to explore our beautiful free-flight habitats. 

Parents/guardians may only register their own child(ren).  

All campers will be required to bring a packed lunch from home each day. 

National Aviary camp staff have previous experience working with children, all state-mandated clearances, and CPR/First Aid certifications. We ensure individualized attention so that each and every camper can enjoy an unforgettable experience! 

Registration is final after payment is received and a formal confirmation is sent to you.  

Visit our FAQ section of our website for our cancellation policy.

In cases of insufficient registration, the National Aviary reserves the right to cancel any program. Under these circumstances, you will receive a full refund. 

ALLERGY NOTICE: The National Aviary is NOT an allergen-free facility, as many of our birds’ diets include nuts, seeds, and other potential human allergens.

Questions? Email us at!

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