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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

#21 of 178 things to do in Pittsburgh Features Animals
1 Wild Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1176
+1 412-665-3640
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Outstanding zoo for all generations

My husband is from Pittsburgh and remembered the zoo as a child being primarily indoors. Our 11... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
A great place to visit with or without kids

Great zoo. Lots of places to sit. Lots of exhibits. Baby elephant, baby think and pigmy hippo. Plus... 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 yesterday

My husband is from Pittsburgh and remembered the zoo as a child being primarily indoors. Our 11 year old grandson said zoos are lame. Our 7 year old said, it was too much walking. Boy, did the three guys have a far different impression of...More

Thank pitt_twins
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great zoo. Lots of places to sit. Lots of exhibits. Baby elephant, baby think and pigmy hippo. Plus the dino exhibit was there. Just $2 extra and I really enjoyed. Great place to spend a few hours.

Thank slsrb
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to visit sister in Pittsburgh, I moved away in 2009. The zoo has always been one of my fun places to go. There were some new additions, which I enjoyed. Saw a lot of animals and I have always enjoyed the aquarium. There is...More

Thank mobllh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice zoo , a lot to see , our granddaughters loved the penguins and the elephants and giraffes . Lots of walking but a great day !

Thank dpl744
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The zoo is laid out so that there is shade and places to rest. There is a playground area for children and a petting zoo. Adding the aquarium was a great idea!

Thank DrRSC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Let me preface this review by saying we love the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium. My wife and I, before having children, visited the zoo annually and ALWAYS had an outstanding time of making memories. Each year, a specific exhibit would stand out the most and...More

Thank Eat_Sleep_ReviewIt
Reviewed 5 days ago

Parking lot was able to accommodate all the cars that came. Be prepared for a lot of walking. I think there is a tram service but charges. Quite a bit of up hill walking but nothing straining. The aquarium was very popular and very packed...More

Thank mumufreemovies
Reviewed 5 days ago

This zoo is like a nice day in the park. Lots of shade and nice walkways. Animals looked healthy and well kept. Very clean. Nice areas for small children. Took my 2 1/2 year old grandson who runs all day. Nice safe paths to run...More

Thank SandyDieter
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my first time going to the zoo. It did not disappoint. I enjoyed seeing all the animals though many were resting. Lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes. The prices for food are reasonable.

Thank Melody M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have always enjoyed the Pittsburgh Zoo. However, we love the newest addition to the zoo. My daughter loves hips and was beside herself. We really enjoyed the redesigned food court. It was a hot day and a bit of AC was nice. Always a...More

Thank Michelle B
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12 August 2017|
Response from James Z | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. The only tables I saw were out in the open with the crowd walking by. Also u have to go up an elevator or escalator after you pay for tickets. So u may not want to take in anymore than u have too.
18 July 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
27 June 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.