Virtual Classes and Programs

There’s no better way to learn more about your favorite National Aviary birds or the birds in your backyard than from a National Aviary expert. The National Aviary offers a variety of engaging online classes for people of all skill levels!


Now in-person, with virtual options available! Brushes & Birds: Art Classes featuring Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas

Pick up a paintbrush and create a masterpiece!

Brushes and Birds featuring Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas; MariasIdeas.com will now be offered virtually and in person !Whether onsite at the National Aviary or at home in front of your computer, you can pick up a paint brush and create your own masterpiece as Maria guides virtual and in-person participants step-by-step on how to paint a portrait of a popular bird or mammal at the National Aviary! Beginners welcome!

Check out all of our 2022 dates below!!

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Aviary Insider Tour

Aviary Insider Tour Cover Photo with Penguin and Logo
Watch a sneak peek of the Aviary Insider Tour now!

New! Visit the National Aviary online by taking the Aviary Insider Tour, exclusively for Virtual Members!

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Lifelong Learners

Two new programs, Virtual Classes with a National Aviary Educator, and Virtual Classes with National Aviary Ornithologist Robert S. Mulvihill, offer engaging and interactive opportunities for groups of all sizes, with multiple options for personal care homes, independent living facilities, or even a Bridge group!

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Looking for more virtual fun?

Meet and Tweets

Brighten your team’s day by having a special guest attend your next video meeting or virtual happy hour! You can schedule a surprise video drop in with a penguin, parrot, or owl!

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NEW! Virtual Membership just $40 a Year!

  • Enjoy exclusive access to recordings of select classes and programs
  • Get the exclusive virtual Aviary Insider Tour!
  • Get discounts on select virtual programming
  • Watch behind-the-scenes videos, and more!

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In The News

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Kody, the Steller’s Sea Eagle, has a new and improved home | Yahoo! News

The National Aviary unveiled a new habitat for their eagles Friday, including Kodiak, the Steller's Sea Eagle.

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Kody the Steller’s Sea Eagle is back in newly renovated home at the National Aviary | TribLIVE

On Friday, the aviary unveiled Kody’s new home as well as a renovated space for the aviary’s two bald eagles, Flinn and Independence.

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National Aviary reveals updated habitats for Steller’s Sea Eagle Kodiak, bald eagles | WPXI - NBC Pittsburgh

The National Aviary unveiled new, updated homes for Pittsburgh’s well-known Steller’s Sea Eagle Kodiak and two rehabilitated bald eagles. The habitats reopened to the public Friday following renovations and upgrades.

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National Aviary reveals updated habitats for Steller’s Sea Eagle Kodiak, bald eagles | Yahoo! News

The National Aviary unveiled new, updated homes for Pittsburgh’s well-known Steller’s Sea Eagle Kodiak and two rehabilitated bald eagles. The habitats reopened to the public Friday following renovations and upgrades.

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National Aviary Celebrates Reopening of Eagle Habitats, Welcomes Kodiak the Steller’s Sea Eagle to His Updated Home | National Aviary News

The Steller’s Sea Eagle and Bald Eagle habitats are complete and visible to Aviary guests after undergoing renovations and upgrades

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