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“Monkey See, Monkey Do”

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Ranked #20 of 180 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I had an awesome time at the zoo! Favorite part was watching a monkey hanging off of a rope swing peeing while another old monkey drank the pee! haha It had about 150 adults and children screaming and laughing hysterically. Aside from that gem, it was fun to walk around the park. I liked the fact that there was only one route to take which walked you through the entire park. Also really enjoyed the aquarium. Took us just over 2 hours to walk the entire park. My only gripe was that on the way out of the park, my girlfriend and I purchased one of those photo booth pictures and the pictures turned out really bleached out. In fact, half of our faces were missing in the first photo. Having a good sense of humor, we laughed about it, but the machine should probably be fixed.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I had always heard great things about the Pittsburgh Zoo but had never been before. My three daughters really enjoyed themselves for Spring Break. This was pretty much the highlight of our vacation. They enjoyed the Red Panda, the aquarium, and the monkeys the most. The chicken and burger dining area was also very delicious. The gift shop was super expensive though. This was the only negative part of the trip. Highly recommend visiting this zoo when in the area.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I've been visiting the Pittsburgh Zoo for many years and continue to just love it more and more.
You feel as though you're walking through the different climates and environments specific to the different animal exhibits. Love the Monkey House, all the big cats, the elephants and giraffes.
And the Aquarium is so beautiful. The big tanks and lots of interactive things for the kids is so much fun. The kids play/climb area is so great too. Wears the kids out even more before heading home.
Overall, a great experience for adults and family to visit.

Thank SiestaBeachGirl1
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We wished we'd come to the zoo earlier on our last visit. We ran out of time. We did see the red panda lounging on its climbing structure and the sea otter (how cute). We're looking forward to coming back with more time to visit the children's area.

Thank robbratton
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great zoo! Spent about 4 hours exploring this great place! Lots of animals to see and fantastic play areas for kids.

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