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“Penguins on Parade”

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Ranked #20 of 182 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 January 19, 2014 via mobile

The penguins were great. Get there early because it is a fifteen minute walk to arrive at the correct place. We were VERY disappointed because it was more of a penguin playgroup behind barriers. The penguins did not walk the way it appeared on YouTube 2012. It could be there was snow or another reason. It is worth the $11 entrance fee though. Call ahead to make sure the penguins are going to be out.

Thank 3XatsMom
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Love the layout of the zoo. Animals seem to be well taken care of.
The Aquarium was quite interesting. I defiantly recommend making this a stop when you visit.

Thank Kathy K
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PittsburghZoo, Agency at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Kathy, we are so glad that you had a great time at the Zoo. We thank you for your positive feedback and hope to see you at the Zoo again soon!

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

I always enjoy a visit to the zoo. The kids love seeing and learing about the animals. There are plenty of animals to make an entire day of it or a quick visit. Free parking is always nice too.

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PittsburghZoo, Agency at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Thanks for visiting the Zoo! We are very happy that you had a great time with the kids and we're always glad to see positive feedback. Come again soon!

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This zoo is HUGE, with lots of walking in between exhibits. We visited in January, and did get cold, but there were enough indoor areas to keep us comfortable. The aquarium is amazing. I could have spent the whole day there. It is unfortunate that you have to walk so far to get to it though. An entrance right at the aquarium would make this a much nicer place to visit in the winter.

Thank Barbara G
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PittsburghZoo, Agency at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Barbara, thank you so much for your feedback about your recent trip to the Zoo! We're glad you enjoyed the aquarium so much and hope you come visit again soon!

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

I took my three kids ranging in age from 13 - 5 and they all had a blast. Favorite areas were the elephants, the childrens zoo and seeing the baby gorilla. Food was reasonably priced too.

Thank hhigirl
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PittsburghZoo, Agency at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

We're very glad that you and your family had a great time at the Zoo! We appreciate your positive review and hope to see you back again soon!

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