Sustaining Membership

National Aviary Sustaining Membership

Become a Monthly Donor

Caring for birds and mammals is still our top priority during these uncertain times. Please consider helping today. Through your monthly donation, we can continue providing for animals at the National Aviary, as well as sustain our educational programming. Together, we can save birds and protect their habitats.

As a crucial, Sustaining Member, you will receive exclusive access to virtual resources that allow you to visit the National Aviary anytime…right from your computer! Whether you want to learn more about bird calls, conservation of habitats, or just enjoy coming beak to nose with birds through your computer screen, a sustaining membership is perfect for you.

The National Aviary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that depends on donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. Your gift will go towards the daily care of our 550+ animals, education and outreach, operation of our top-notch veterinary hospital, and/or our conservation and field research efforts.

At this time, we are requesting that your gift be directed to the General Operating Fund to be used for our greatest need. 

No matter which sustaining membership level you choose, you will receive these great benefits for the duration of your recurring gift:

  • Access to virtual member-only resource library
  • Subscription to National Aviary newsletters 
  • Invitations to exclusive birding events, ecotourism opportunities, and special events
  • National Aviary static cling 

Traveler Level – $9/month (29 cents a day and $108 for the year)

  • Every month, your gift will help provide
    1. 1,000 mealworms – a favorite of our Tropical Rainforest and Wetlands birds! 
    2. Fresh, ripe papayas for our Toco Toucans, Mango and Tango! 

Adventurer Level – $19/month (62 cents a day and $228 for the year)

  • Every month, your gift will help provide: 
    1. Antibiotic ointment for our special needs and geriatric birds in our Teaching Hospital and Avian Care Center
    2. An entire case of bananas for our fruit-loving birds and bats! 

Explorer Level – $29/month (95 cents a day and $348 for the year)

  • ADDITIONAL benefits of:
    • 10% off select live virtual events and learning, such as:
      • Virtual lecture series
      • Virtual tours of the National Aviary
      • Virtual birding classes
      • AND MORE!
  • Every month, your gift will help provide: 
    1. Vitamins and supplements for our African Penguins
    2. A day’s worth of fish for our penguin colony – capelin, smelt, herring, and sardines. Yum! 

Conservationist Level – $49/month ($1.60 a day and $588 for the year)

  • All benefits of Explorer Level
  • Four general admission passes to the National Aviary
  • Every month, your gift will help provide: 
    1. All expenses to feed and care for one penguin for the entire month!
    2. All expenses to feed and care for one sloth for 2 weeks! 

Guardian Level – $99/month ($3.25 a day and $1,188 for the year)

  • All benefits of Conservationist Level
  • In-person or virtual tour for a group of 5
  • Every month, your gift will help provide: 
    1. Necessary anesthesia and surgery supplies required for our Veterinary Hospital
    2. Important conservation and field research supplies
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Members: Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we will continue to adjust our membership benefits as prudent. We will be sure to keep you informed of any changes.

Memberships and benefits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please contact Elizabeth Zimmerman at 412-258-1159 or Elizabeth.Zimmerman@aviary.org if you have any questions. 

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