School and Group Programs

The National Aviary offers a variety of on-and-off site programs, as well as virtual programming. With National Aviary Educators at the helm, you’ll have access to engaging content, birds, and behind-the-scenes glimpses!

Field Trips to the National Aviary

Our field trip programs help students understand important conservation and environmental concepts… through birds!

We offer three immersive, age-appropriate and standards-based educational packages. Learn more about Field Trips here.

Get Even Closer with a National Aviary Educational Program
plus African Adventure Presented by AAA Travel
Ideal for 15+ students
Pricing: September – February: $14 per person  
|  March – August: $15 per person
Get Closer with a National Aviary Educational Program and Self-Guided Tour
Ideal for 15+ students
Pricing: September – February: $12 per person  
|  March – August: $13 per person
Get Close on a Self-Guided Tour
Ideal for 15+ students
Pricing: $12 per person
Add on African Adventure Presented by AAA Travel, for just $5 per person

In School Visits and Assemblies

No matter the age, we offer interactive educational programs accompanied by at least one National Aviary Animal Ambassador!

Our In School Visits and Assemblies are for schools within 30 miles of the National Aviary. We also offer these programs as part of Aviary After School!

For a classroom of 35 or fewer studentsPricing: $300 per classroom
Book a second program on the same day for $200 (must start within 1 hour of the conclusion of the first program) 
For an assembly of more than 35 studentsPricing: $475
Book a second program on the same day for $375 (must start within 1 hour of the conclusion of the first program) 
Aviary After School: Pick 3 programs designed for your age group, and schedule them over consecutive days, weekly, or monthly!Pricing: $700 for classrooms within 30 miles of the National Aviary

Click here for a full list of our interactive educational programming!

CyBIRD for Classrooms

Not available in-person? Try CyBIRD for Classrooms! These 40-minute Distance Learning classes, adapted from our most popular educational programs, offer schools, scout groups, and families around the country the opportunity to get close to nature—virtually—by seeing exclusive video of National Aviary animals and habitats as you interact with a National Aviary educator and Animal Ambassador.

Learn more about CyBIRD here!

CyBIRD Program
Pricing: $150 for groups up to 50
CyBIRD Virtual Tour of the National Aviary Pricing: $30 as an add on

The National Aviary also offers Scout Programming

The National Aviary partners with local Scout troops for virtual and in-person programs and activities. Learn more here.

Questions? Call us at 412-258-9439, email education.programs@aviary.org, or fill out our Inquiry Form!


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