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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

#21 of 176 things to do in Pittsburgh Features Animals
1 Wild Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1176
+1 412-665-3640
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One of the Top Zoos in America

This is one of the nicest zoos in America. It has a wide variety of animals. To get to them you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Coaster C
Monkton, Maryland
Value for the size of zoo

We were impressed with the size of the zoo and variety of animals. We liked the flow of the paths... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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1 Wild Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1176
+1 412-665-3640

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the nicest zoos in America. It has a wide variety of animals. To get to them you have to go through the entrance, ride an escalator up, and finally walk through tunnel. The exhibits for the animals are really nice. The...More

Thank Coaster C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were impressed with the size of the zoo and variety of animals. We liked the flow of the paths and areas to get in out of the rain that was coming down during our visit. The bonus aquarium and indoor garden was a wonderful...More

Thank Paula2930
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful Zoo with lots to see & do. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to see the new baby. The zoo has always been one of our favorite places to visit when in Pittsburgh.

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took my son to see the new dinosaur exhibit here. It was okay. They definitely need some benches along the outside trail, as the weather was very hot and humid and the exhibit is on an incline. I noticed the smaller kids were actually scared...More

Thank serenajo35
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Pittsburgh zoo is such an amazing place. Very enjoyable. So many things to do with children and adults. The staff are nice. It's affordable. Has great food inside the park.

Thank knezie7stewart7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The escalator s were not working so everyone was directed to use elevators long wait to get in because of this wondered why people were not directed to walk up stairs of escalator to ease wait for elevators disappointed the blatant bears were not brought...More

Thank Dawn T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Years ago we had a membership, but haven't been there in a while. We just visited and were extremely and pleasantly surprised. The changes and updates are fantastic. There is an entire new Africa section with animals that I've never seen before. In addition, the...More

Thank First_Officer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo and aquarium is smaller than most of the big city zoos I've been to, but very enjoyable. A few of the exhibits were closed, but we did get to see a lot of animals. Nice play areas for small children.

Thank janetdrums
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very large zoo! Takes two adults about 3 hours to see everything. They have everything from an aquarium to a monkey house to polar bears. Clean for the most part and not expensive to get in. Bring your giant eagle card for a discount! But...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium was very nice and interesting though not as much animal as i expected. The Aquarium is OK but nothing major as thought. The entrance fee is agreeable but during our visit most animals were not so active. Ample parking...More

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July 18, 2017|
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Response from ScottStemler | Reviewed this property |
When I visited a couple of weeks ago, the adult admission fee was $16.00. The Dinosaur exhibit can be added for an additional charge, which I believe was $6.00. Hope you enjoy your visit!
Belinda M
June 26, 2017|
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Response from jandismommie | Reviewed this property |
You pay one price for both. $16 for Adults $15 for Seniors (60+) $14 for Children 2-13 and Children under 24 months are free.
July 27, 2016|
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Response from FunAbroad | Reviewed this property |
Yes, coolers are allowed. There are picnic pavilions available near the Kid's Kingdom and Waters Edge that can be reserved. Tables also near entrance and near primate enclosure. One caution is to be sure that nothing you... More