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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Address: 1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone Number: (412) 665-3640
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Ranked #27 of 231 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: One of the few major zoo and aquarium combinations in America, our 77-acre facility is fun and...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: One of the few major zoo and aquarium combinations in America, our 77-acre facility is fun and excitement from beginning to end. Enjoy meeting Amur tigers, Komodo dragons, African lions and elephants,stop by the Tropical Forest and PPG Aquarium. Water's Edge features two underwater tunnels. Experience the thrill of a polar bear swimming above you in the underwater polar bear tunnel, watch our sea otters play, and go nose-to-nose with a sand tiger shark. Be sure to stop by Kids Kingdom for even more fun.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is a must-see attraction for any young families. They have recently upgraded several areas within the zoo and the aquarium is great. They have a train ride, as well as carousel, which operate when the weather permits. Cost is reasonable too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Winter can be fun at the zoo. Saturday's and Sunday's if it is cold enough the penquins will be on parade outside beside the aquarium. They walk down the hill then back up. Around 11oclock but ask At the gate. The new arrangement for the African animals is so much nicer for viewing the giraffes and cats.

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Pittsburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to the zoo for a number of events and like the free parking. I remember the long trail between stations and always remember to wear comfortable shoes. The aquarium is my favorite spot. I enjoy seeing all the sea creatures especially the penguins.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our Pittsburgh Zoo is absolutely amazing. They have so many animal exhibits to see both outdoor and indoor. They are very well set up for viewing all the animals. There are interactive exhibits for children to pet various animals as well. The aquarium is also awesome to see. We are very fortunate to be so lucky to have such a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Check out the Pittsburgh Zoo when visiting this fine city. There is some construction happening now for even more wonderful attractions. The walking is great but hey, take the trans for a small fee. You will go past the Tigers area and eventually see the two male Lions. When visiting the Elephants you will notice some cool things about the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I moved closer to Pittsburgh and have always wanted to come here. I saw online that they advertised something called "Penguins on Parade". As a huge penguin lover, I was ecstatic! My mother came to visit and we decided to check it out. It ended up being a great program and I saw the lovely penguins. That is where the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful displays of so many animals with lots of written information available at each stop. This is a place to take the kids over and over. The food at the stand/restaurants is pretty awful - so either bring your own or just get ice cream. But the animals are terrific and there is a HUGE variety. Definitely a real community... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's great for a few hours but after 2 you've seen everything. It's hard to actually make a day of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I are retired and have a membership to the zoo. We bring our grandchildren here often and they never get tired of going. Every visit is a new experience. We have had our pictures taken with the elephants and were able to touch one. We have fed a giraffe. The aquarium is my grandson's favorite place. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Pittsburgh zoo and aquarium is a great place to take the kids. It's a good workout too walking all the hills. I would not got on a super hot day, animals are lethargic and it stinks. Best time to go is spring like days when it's not blistering hot out. Pack your lunch to save cash!

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