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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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Address: 1 Wild Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1176
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+1 412-665-3640
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Enjoy a family experience that fosters understanding, respect, and...

Enjoy a family experience that fosters understanding, respect, and appreciation of wildlife with a visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo. Take a trip to the Islands and get an eye to eye view of warty pigs, Philippine crocodiles, and clouded leopards. Venture into the Jungle for an Odyssey of fun where you’ll discover our giant anteater, the elusive fossa, the world’s largest rat, and the pygmy hippo. Take in the scenic bird’s-eye view of the African Savanna before heading to our aquarium and Water’s Edge, home of the impressive polar bear and playful sea otter. *Jungle Odyssey and Zoo zip line open Summer 2017.* There is so much to explore at the Zoo, we provide 77 acres of fun! The Pittsburgh Zoo is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Prices vary per season, so visit our website: and follow us on Facebook,and Twitter.

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Amazing Zoo

We have visited many zoos and Pittsburgh is one of the top! The best time to go is in the cooler months. The animals are more active and the crowds are less.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have visited many zoos and Pittsburgh is one of the top! The best time to go is in the cooler months. The animals are more active and the crowds are less.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The zoo is a nice place to be. Through a nice walk in the nature, you experiment to see a lot of different animal species, a great aquarium and fun games for kids. Birthday parties can also be accommodated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit with or without kids. I would highly recommend it. Why do I have to type 100 words?

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love this place! Just to go on a date or with your family you will be sure to enjoy. What a beautiful zoo.

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West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time. Fun for all even the 3 year enjoyed it. A lot of walking so little legs get tried but so does adult legs too! No matter how picky someone may be they are sure to find something here they will enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time here at the Zoo. Not one to really care for the smell but once you get past it, there is so much fun to be had. I really enjoyed the reptile exhibit. Will definitely be back.

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Summersville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff are very friendly and prices are good! There's a range of animals. The polar bear was my favorite. On rainy days they keep some animals inside so you might not get to see everything.

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Rankin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Winter months can be a fun time to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo. On weekends, the zoo has a wonderful event called Penguins on Parade. The penguins are brought out of their exhibit in the aquarium and are given time to walk around outside. The penguins are very entertaining, and everyone really enjoyed getting to see them outside. The parade... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we went in the summer 2015 you got to get your picture with a Elephant for an extra price.They had a traitor tram that went around for a extra price that was nice with small children. It was packed but still got to see what we wanted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been to many zoos but this one is at the top of the list. Animals were very active and looked very healthy. Walking around was blissful and food at the zoo was really good too and good prices.

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