Every weekday at 1 p.m., the National Aviary in the Northside will provide virtual educational activities relating to a weekly focus.

Photo: This week’s virtual educational content from the National Aviary is all about baby birds and sloths. Courtesy of the National Aviary

By Janine Faust

While the National Aviary is temporarily closed through at least March 31 due to the coronavirus outbreak, the bird zoo’s online Education Corner is opting to provide behind-the-scenes videos and activities.

Are your children stuck at home scrolling through social media while social distancing? Instead of looking at tweets, the National Aviary wants them to check out some animals that like to tweet instead.

Aviary staff is providing at-home educational content online each week. Users will be able to watch behind-the-scenes videos and access educational activities relating to the Aviary’s exhibits. 

Users can access online materials at the Aviary’s online Education Corner. This week’s focus is baby birds and sloths. Activities relating to the week’s exhibit will be updated every weekday at 1 p.m. 

Users are also encouraged to check the Aviary’s social channels regularly for new #birdfacts.

Additional Northside educational institutions such as the Carnegie Science Center, Mattress Factory, and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh are also offering virtual content due to the coronavirus crisis.

Follow @nschronicle on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest offerings.

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