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Witches and ghosts float around the Zoo, bats hover in the trees, and pumpkins shyly grin. This can only mean one thing: it's time for the spook-tacular family event ZooBoo!

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World Gorilla Day

Join us in celebrating the first ever World Gorilla Day.

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Return of the Dinosaurs

Should we bring back all new dinosaurs again next year?

Tell Us What You Think!

Dinosaurs at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Come face-to-face with life-size, realistic, moving dinosaurs in an immersive environment in this must-see add-on experience, now through October 1

See them before they're extinct

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Saturday, November 4 - Run wild at this year’s ZooZilla 5K! Runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in one of Pittsburgh’s most challenging courses as they weave through the Zoo.

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Zoo U.

Zoo U. Grades 9 - 12

The Zoo U. program offers semester-based courses that allow high school students to explore new areas of science and conservation in a fun and exciting way.

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Chills, Thrills & Gills

Chills, Thrills & Gills

Friday, October 27 - Join us for an evening of adult-only bewitching fun. Munch on devilishly delicious treats, quench your thrist at the cash bar, and dance in the moonlit PPG Aquarium.

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Meet Our Animals

Learn about the species you can see at our Zoo

When it comes to conservation, we try to walk the walk. We partner with international organizations to help protect animals and revitalize species in need all over the world. At the Zoo, we strive to be a leader in green practices using innovative technology and fresh ideas.

The International Conservation Center, often referred to as the ICC, sits on 724 acres of rolling hills in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The ICC is North America’s premiere facility for African elephant conservation, education, training, breeding, and research. The perfect location to accommodate this research, the ICC is currently home to five elephants, including three females who were rescued from Botswana.

PPG Conservation & Sustainability Fund

The PPG Conservation & Sustainability Fund is designed to further the mission of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium by awarding grants between $1,000 and $3,000 to conservation-oriented projects. Over the past decade, we have funded over 186 projects in 78 countries and all 5 oceans. 

The period for accepting proposals for the 2017 grant cycle is now closed.  Decisions will be made by May 1, 2017 and funding will become available in June 2017.

Check back later this year for more information about the projects we're funding this year.