Give to the Zoo

Give to the Zoo

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium could not accomplish all that we do without the generosity of our donors.

Longtime Zoo Board Member, Deb Garlock, and her husband, Bryan, know this better than anyone.

In fact, during the You X 2: Making Double the Difference Campaign from February 4 through February 15, the Garlocks will match every contribution dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.

Your support during the You X 2: Making Double the Difference Challenge ensures the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will continue to be a leader in our global network of like-minded change agents through 74 conservation projects, which span all 7 continents. In fact, your gift directly supports the daily care of our animals, underwrites our award-winning educational programs for youth and adults, and advances our wildlife conservation efforts. Your gift of any size will be matched, doubling your impact.


We’d love to hear why you give to the Zoo. When you make a gift, use the hashtag #YOUX2PittZoo to share your story on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is proud to be named a four star charity on Charity Navigator.

Make a Donation


Give a direct cash contribution towards ongoing operations and new projects and initiatives of the Zoo. You can make a donation online, or if you would prefer to make a donation by phone or by mail, see our contact information on the bottom of this page.


Honorary Donation

Make a donation in honor of a friend, family member, or someone important to you that shares your passion for wildlife and the wild places they live. The honoree will be notified of your generous gift contributed in their name.


Memorial Donation

Give a donation in memory of a friend, family member, or loved one. You and their family will receive an acklowdgement of the generous gift made on the loved one's behalf.


Grow Wild Society

A Donor Membership makes you a part of our exclusive Grow Wild Society, which includes:
  • A year long Zoo Membership
  • Private, behind-the-scenes tours guided by curators with special access not available to the general public
  • Special events at the Zoo with staff and animal keepers
  • Opportunities to invite your friends to join you at special events at the Zoo
  • Special, private events for you to enjoy with your family at the Zoo
  • Unique recognition for Grow Wild Society members
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Adopting lets you play an important and direct role in promoting the well-being of your favorite Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium residents. Your gift helps provide for the care, feeding, and enrichment of the animals, while supporting the Zoo’s commitment to wildlife conservation, both locally and around the world. All animal species at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are available for adoption.

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Other Ways of Giving

Please contact us about the many other ways of giving that are available, such as:
  • Recurring credit card contributions
  • Stock transfers
  • Matching gifts
  • Planned giving


The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is an APPROVED Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Your EITC donation to the Zoo’s educational programs can replace your tax liability to the state. The dollars your company would have paid in taxes will instead provide thousands of local students with life science enrichment, S.T.E.M. education opportunities, and up-close interaction with the Zoo’s amazing wildlife. Visit the state’s EITC website for more information or to apply for tax credits.

Mail your tax credit donation to:

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
ATTN: EITC Tax Credit Donations
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Pittsburgh Zoo Credit Card

The Somerset Trust Company offers an exclusive Pittsburgh Zoo card that helps support the Zoo and the International Conservation Center (ICC). Each time you use your VISA Pittsburgh Zoo Credit Card, a portion of every purchase is donated back to the Zoo. Don't just make a purchase, make a difference by saving endangered species.