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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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Amazing place.

The Pittsburgh zoo is such an amazing place. Very enjoyable. So many things to do with children and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Nice visit very crowded

The escalator s were not working so everyone was directed to use elevators long wait to get in... read more

Reviewed 2 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 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 2 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really nice zoo. There is a large variety of animals and the habitats are nice. The replication of the savanna is really nice. The giraffes, zebras and gazelles are running freely. There are lots of places to stop and take a break yet still see...More

Thank Jalynn C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We needed something to do for a couple hours that the kids would enjoy. The zoo is located on a beautiful piece of property with lots of hills, amazing landscaping and flowers and mature trees. Beyond that the exhibits are in need of repair, love...More

Thank Katy C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best zoo out here in Pittsburgh! The dinosaur exhibit was so awesome and fun!! The only thing that I did not like was we had purchased the souvenir cup, and they would not fill it with water? So we had to buy the cup and...More

Thank Tyler M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed going to the zoo. It was a very nice zoo. Lots of different animals. We even saw some dinosaurs :-). Definitely worth a trip if your family likes zoos.

Thank StephanieMatthias
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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.
28 July 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