We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Redo Search in Map
See more attractions in your map view
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone Number: (412) 665-3640
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: One of the few major zoo and aquarium combinations in America, our 77-acre...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 909 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 439
    Excellent
  • 309
    Very good
  • 113
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Very nice family excursion

We went on a Monday at 10 am and was very pleased with the crowd, or lack there of. It was a lot busier when we left at 12:30; so get there early. Both my kids, ages 11 & 5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Mickleys4IU
,
Huntington, Indiana
Add Photo Write a Review

909 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Akron, Ohio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I grew up outside of Cleveland, so a trip to another zoo was definitely exciting. The zoo is built on a hill, so about 2/3 of your walking is uphill. That makes the trip a little tough. Some of the exhibits are a little small (some of the wild cats), but the PPG aquarium is wonderful. The sea otters, sea... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huntington, Indiana
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went on a Monday at 10 am and was very pleased with the crowd, or lack there of. It was a lot busier when we left at 12:30; so get there early. Both my kids, ages 11 & 5, really liked all the exhibits especially the interactive ones. So glad we took this in while in Pittsburgh.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jefferson, PA
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed going to the Pittsburgh Zoo and even had a membership. It is built mostly on a hill with limited space, but most exhibits offer a good view of the animals. They are working on improvements, but the bear display needs upgrading. The aquarium is very nice. We especially like the shark tube for close up viewing and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
PittsburghZoo, Public Relations Manager at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, responded to this review

Mark, thank you for your visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium! We're happy to hear that your entire family enjoyed their day at the zoo. We're sorry you didn't get to see the polar bears swim during your visit though! Can't want to see you again. More 

New Jersey
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went on a Friday and it was packed with people. Some places it was very hard to navigate around as parents were pushing the baby buggies and wagons inside the displays. My only gripe is that they should be kept outside when walking in doors to view something. My 13 year old son had a great time. I had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Butler, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I visited the zoo as a large family outing. The zoo features a great combination of land animals and sea life. I would recommend arriving as soon as the zoo opens and plan to stay at least five hours. Here is a list of the positives and negatives I saw and/or experienced during my visit. Positives: -It was a very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
PittsburghZoo, Public Relations Manager at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium! We're happy that you came on a day that was sunny seeing as the weather over the past few weeks has been rainy. When it comes to our exhibits, we aim to have a variety of land and aquatic animals. We aim to educate the public on all... More 

Uniontown, Ohio
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at the zoo. All 6 kids -2 to 12 yo - all found things they enjoyed. We go to lots of zoos and this one was excellent. All the enclosures are well kept and up to date. Lots of animals and a nice aquarium. We spent about six hours there and saw everything. Kids also... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was hot...it smelled...the animals were hiding....don't want to come back ever...can't believe we visited again.....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We took for kids for a day trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo. We had a great trip! The weather was great and all the animals were out! My youngest loved all the step ups outside the animal enclosures so she could see without being lifted up. We stopped to eat before we arrived so I can't say anything about the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Coming from New York this is actually a very nice zoo. Took my family down there as a mini getaway. My son loved it. The park is perfectly designed. My wife definitely is contemplating making a second trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
PittsburghZoo, Public Relations Manager at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, responded to this review

Dave, thank you for making the trip from New York to see the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium! We're happy that you enjoyed your mini-getaway with the family. We can't wait to see you again! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Average, typical zoo. The aquarium was very interesting and different. Animal exhibits are nice and well-kept.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium also viewed

 

Been to Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Address: 1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone Number: (412) 665-3640
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Delaware
29 days ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?