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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

#21 of 170 things to do in Pittsburgh Features Animals
1 Wild Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1176
+1 412-665-3640
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I imagine by some standards that this is a small zoo, but it's just big enough for a day out with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NE Ohio
via mobile

The zoo had lots of shaded areas which you'll appreciate! Very cool "kids kingdom" section with a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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1 Wild Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1176
+1 412-665-3640

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I imagine by some standards that this is a small zoo, but it's just big enough for a day out with the kids. Not too tiring even for we grandparents. We had a great time. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank wjjmaj
Reviewed 5 days ago

The zoo had lots of shaded areas which you'll appreciate! Very cool "kids kingdom" section with a tube slides, playground and covered area with tables/chairs. You're kids will enjoy petting the deer. The aquarium has a huge 2 story tank with big fish!

Thank mlabo007
Reviewed 6 days ago

The zoo is good for hiking. And the trail design is okay for viewing animal. But it might be a little bit hot to walk under sun in simmer. The types and amount of animals might not be very many. So if your purpose is...More

Thank 964ianl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been coming here for over 40 years. They've had many changes throughout. .but they keep getting better. Reasonable price. Food reasonable and tasty! Zoo boo awedome!!kids love it! A++++

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was probably our best visit to the Zoo. All of the animals were up and about and easily visible in all exhibits. The Mother's Day Brunch was very nice and the "Meet the Animals" sessions were cool. The new additions were so-so, but apparently...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We Have Been To Many Zoos Across America & This Is One Of The BEST By Far !We Were Going Up The Side Of A Small Hill & Never Even Realized It ! GREAT For OLDER Folks Too !!!

Thank Brenda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot! off the Press! The Zoo is going to introduce a Dinosaur exhibit this Memorial Day and it promises not to be stationary, thanks to Robotics! But apart from this excitement, the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium with all the animals in naturalistic habitat always is...More

Thank blugras190
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was spring when we visited, and many of the animals weren't out and about. However, there is a play place. As well, there were some of the animals in the aquarium that were very visible and swimming about. Would go again in warmer weather....More

Thank MarandaA36
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to Pittsburgh with the kids and grandkids. The weather was a little overcast so it was great for us. The temperature was perfect. There was a few of the exhibits that were not available. The sand sharks, the sea otters, and the crocodiles...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ventured to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium yesterday with my daughter's class and it was a lot of fun! The temperature was hot -- in the low 90's -- but there are lots of shady spots to rest. Unfortunately, the several story escalator...More

Thank StephRad
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Are you allowed to take a.small.cooler in the Zoo?
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
Are there lockers available for rent? Planning on going directly from airport before we can check in to our stay.
20 July 2016|
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Response from 697billm | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any lockers. you could call and ask
How far is this from downtown?
12 April 2016|
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Response from brenda010386 | Reviewed this property |
Not far at all. Just traffic delays. 15 minutes max