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 virtual birdwatching outings, lectures from insightful speakers, and a variety of engaging online classes for people of all skill levels, from fledgling birdwatchers who want to learn the basics, to seasoned birders looking to spread their wings.
Aviary After School
Virtually bring the National Aviary into your home! Young nature lovers from across the country are invited to virtually join the National Aviary for Aviary After School. This unique, semester long, virtual learning program not only allows participants to learn about the wonderful world of birds but they will also have the opportunity to make personal connections with other participants!
Careers in Avian Medicine: Avian Medicine Spotlight
Gain insight into the field of veterinary medicine, learn tips for navigating on the journey through veterinary school, and discover the unique and rewarding aspects of a career in avian medicine from Dr. Pilar Fish!
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 2021 dates below!!Learn More
Aviary Insider Tour
New! Visit the National Aviary online by taking the Aviary Insider Tour, exclusively for Virtual Members!Learn More!
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!
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!Learn More!
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!