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Pittsburgh Zoo
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh
PA
15206
Tel: (412) 665-3640

Directions

We are easily accessible from anywhere in the city. Visit our website for complete driving directions. Also, if using a GPS navigational system please enter the address of 7340 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. This address direct you to the Zoo’s main parking lot.

Where are we going today?

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to thousands of amazing animals representing more than four hundred species, including 22 threatened or endangered species. Find out where penguins live, what a Komodo dragon likes to eat, or how the spectacled bear got its name. Begin your tour around the world in the Asian forest , home to the Amur tiger, snow leopard, black rhinoceros, and Komodo dragon. Learn about the new tiger cubs and how their birth is significant to strengthening the North American tiger population. Only a window separates you from the Komodo dragon and watch as the black rhinoceros munch on grass and vegetables. African Savanna Enjoy the African elephant family including two toddlers who love to play and run around. Stop by the ostrich and springbok. Springbok can leap 13 feet in the air and repeat this 5 or 6 times. The giraffes are always curious as to who has come to visit. Stop by the African painted dogs and go hand to paw with the painted dogs. Kids Kingdom Kids Kingdom is the place where kids rule, and learn what it's like to be an animal by acting like one. Ranked one of the top children's zoos in the country, Kids Kingdom features animals native to Pennsylvania, a petting zoo, reptiles, small mammals, and fun play areas such as the spider climb and slides. PPG Aquarium Diversity of Water is on full display, featuring an array of aquatic species from every conceivable watery habitat from the bountiful Amazon River, to icy Antarctica,
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How much does it cost?

  • Adults13
  • Children11
  • Free Under: 2
LAST UPDATED 2017

When can we go?

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Teachers corner

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!.

I'm Hungry!

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..

Healthy Eating!

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?

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    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.

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    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

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    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....

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    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.

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    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.

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by Bill Boyer

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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."

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