Pittsburgh Zoo Pittsburgh
Where is it at?
One Wild Place
Tel: (412) 665-3640
Where are we going today?
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 2
When can we go?
Check site for latest 9 am to varying
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The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium offers a wide array of classes and workshops that allow children and adults to identify closely with wildlife, plants, and their habitats, giving them a firm understanding of the interconnectedness of all living things. Conservation education spurs us to make choices and to take actions which conserve our environment and wild places. Use the gold bar above to find the program that you need!.
You can bring your own picnic basket and enjoy eating at one of our pavilions or you can visit our restaurants strategically placed around the Zoo..
We offer salads, parfaits, grilled chicken sandwiches and chicken salad..
Need a little extra help?
Wagons, safari jeeps, and adult strollers can be rented at Safari Wheels from April through October. From November through March, they can be rented at the Safari Gift Shop. If you would like to rent a battery-operated scooter, call Pittsburgh Wheelchair Exchange at 412-241-5121. They'll deliver the scooter to you at the Zoo and pick it up after your visit is complete. .
Can I get one of those?
Visit the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's four premiere gift shops. Each shop carries an attractive selection of interesting and educational items with a wildlife and environmental theme. While on safari, be sure to stop at every location since most items are unique to each shop. A portion of the profits from the sales in our gift shops are used by the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to help support its mission of education and conservation.
What people are saying?
by Leighanne Joseph
We did not enjoy our trip to the zoo at all. The train is not running, the bears are under construction. The amount of animals there are disappointing. The pepsi refill we flat and it took 4 different ice cream cones to actually get 1 in a cup before it hit the ground. Over all very disappointed and will not be returning again. We will stick to living treasures.
by Bill Boyer
The escalator was shutdown. There were no animals in Africa it was all under construction. No lions,elephants, giraffes, ostrich or any animals. There were no bears and their old pens are tewrrible. A lot of the cages the animals were in are very small and it's a shame they have to live like that. In the children's area there were no deer. I have deer in my backyard, but the zoo has none. The camel lives in a comncrete pen smaller then my bedroom. The shark tank and a lot of the other tanks were disgusting. The shark walls and floor ere covered...Read More
by Josey West
Great zoo, but the fly infestation in the habitats really seem to bother the animals......the zoo should fix that.....
So close to perfection........yet flies right under it....
by Kata Rina
This certainly a family friendly zoo. From the price to no smoking they offer a great time for all visitors. Not to big and not to small of an area, you can spend a day and take time at each exhibit and have seen them all. This zoo opened 1898 and some areas are older. There is certainly an effort made to update to a modern look and animal friendlier enclosures. For $2 you can buy a "Zoo key" collectors item which you can stick in a box for some fun educational songs and animal facts.
by Monica Roseski
Everything felt dirty and unkept. Large number of locations under construction and covered in weeds. The shark tanks were so dirty you could hardly see any of the animals.
by Bill Boyer
The escalator was shutdown. There were no animals in Africa it was all under construction. No lions,elephants, giraffes, ostrich or any animals. There were no bears and their old pens are tewrrible. A lot of the cages the animals were in are very small and it's a shame they have to live like that. In the children's area there were no deer. I have deer in my backyard, but the zoo has none. The camel lives in a comncrete pen smaller then my bedroom. The shark tank and a lot of the other tanks were disgusting. The shark walls and floor ere covered with green slime and there was so much dirt in the water you could hardly see the sharks. I feel bad for the animals that have to live like this. "Does this dinosaur zoo have have any dinosaurs."