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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 classes for people of all skill levels!

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Upcoming Classes and Programs:

Aviary for Adults

March 30: Birds of Prey Around the World | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Register Here
April 6: Birds and Conservation | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Register Here
April 13: Avian Medicine | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Register Here
April 20: An Introduction to Bird Identification | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Register Here

  • Aviary for Adults Details

    March 30 – Birds of Prey Around the World: More Details!
    April 6 – Birds and Conservation: More Details!
    April 13 – Avian Medicine: More Details!
    April 20 – An Introduction to Bird Identification: More Details!

    Two Hyacinth Macaws perched on a branch in front of the waterfall in the Tropical Rainforest at the National Aviary

    Learn about the unique adaptations of birds of prey, how to identify birds, conservation efforts, and the importance of Avian Medicine from National Aviary experts and fan-favorite Animal Ambassadors during Aviary for Adults, a program geared toward inquisitive bird lovers over the age of 18! With four separate workshops, each focusing on a specific topic, guests are welcomed to register for multiple sessions.

Falconry: The Sport of Kings

Saturday, April 29 | 10 am – 12 pm | Register Here

  • Falconry: The Sport of Kings Details

    Peregrine Falcon flying in the sky

    Falconry, has been around for thousands of years. Join the National Aviary’s licensed falconer, Cathy Schlott, to discover the history and modern day practices behind this sport of kings. Enjoy a visit from one of the Aviary’s Animal Ambassadors, while learning about the careful consideration in selecting a falcon species.

    This program is for guests ages 10 and older. Guests under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by a registered adult over 18 years of age. Sign up here. 

Find information about our fun and engaging camps for all ages here!

Looking for 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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