Whether you're a new Zoo Member, or have been part of our family for years, there are always exciting perks and specials exclusively for all Members.
Want to be even more involved? Discover our Donor Membership level which includes additional Zoo-immersive perks.
I want to buy a gift Membership, do you have gift certificates?
Yes, gift certificates are available for Memberships.
May I bring a guest if the second adult listed on the card cannot attend?
All Memberships are non-transferable. only the names listed on the card are admitted and photo ID is required. If you purchased a Membership with guest passes, you may use an available pass for an adult not on the Membership.
I purchased a Membership with guest passes, but did not receive them in the mail.
If you've purchased a Membership package that includes guest passes, your guest passes are digitally tracked within our system. We have discountinued the use of paper passes in our efforts to be more eco-friendly and for ease of use for our Members.
Can I buy or renew Memberships online?
Yes, you can do so here. Until your permanent card arrives, you can show your photo ID at the admissions window.
Can I purchase a Membership on the day of my visit?
Yes, Memberships can be purchased at the front entrance and will include your admission for that day.
What happens if I lose my card?
You can show your photo ID at the gate for admittance or apply for a duplicate card at the gate or by phone. There is a $5 processing fee for replacement cards.
Is my Membership valid for one calendar year, or one year from the date of purchase?
Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of redemption.
When I renew my membership, how do you determine the new expiration date?
Memberships automatically renew from the current expiration date. If your Membership has lapsed, the new expiration date will be one year from the new purchase date.
When will I receive my Membership card?
Please allow two weeks for delivery. If you have not received your card after two weeks from purchasing your Membership, please contact our Membership office at 412-365-2534.
How do I add a guest?
The Family Plus Membership level comes with 10 guest admission passes. If you only have the Family Membership, you may upgrade for $50 and receive the guest admission passes. Please note that guest admission passes are only valid at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and are valid for the length of your Membership.
Do you have a single parent Membership?
No, Memberships cover households. If only one adult resides in a household, only one is covered.
Can I purchase a Membership for my daycare?
No, Memberships cover households. Group rates are available for 15 or more people when arrangements are made at least two weeks in advance. Please visit the Group Sales page of our website for more information.
Can my childcare provider use my Membership card to bring my child(ren)?
Yes, your childcare provider must have your membership card when they arrive with your child(ren). Your child(ren) will receive free admission with your Membership card, and the childcare provider can use a guest admission (if applicable) or pay regular admission.
Do Members receive a discount in the gift shop?
Yes, you will receive a 10% discount on gift shop purchases (calendars, batteries, film, sale and edible items, media, tram rides, wagon and stroller rentals, and medicine are excluded). TOMS shoes are not included with the membership discount.
Your Membership to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium includes a 50 percent discount on admission to the reciprocal zoos listed below and now you can also visit over 120 Nature Centers across the country too. Please note that participation in the reciprocal zoo program is voluntary and changes can occur. If you plan to visit one of these zoos, it is advised that you contact them to confirm that they will honor your Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Membership discount. Other fees, such as parking or rides, are not discounted at reciprocal zoos. If you are visiting the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium from another area and have a membership to a different home zoo, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium reciprocates 50 percent off admission for two adults named on the home zoo membership card and children under 18. Guest privileges are not reciprocated. Photo ID is required. This list is subject to change at any time.
Quick Find: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nebraska New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia West Virginia Wisconsin Canada Mexico
Alaska SeaLife Center
Little Rock Zoo
Aquarium of the Bay
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Charles Paddock Zoo
805-461-5080 ext 2105
Exotic Feline Breeds
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Happy Hollow Zoo
The Living Desert
Los Angeles Zoo
San Francisco Zoo
Santa Ana Zoo
714-953-8555 ext 13
Santa Barbara Zoo
805-962-5339 ext 114
719-561-1452 ext 116
Beardsley Zoological Gardens
Chehaw Wild Animal Park
Maui Ocean Center
Jackson Zoological Park
601-352-2580 ext 221
Lincoln Children’s Zoo
Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park
607-724-5461 ext 222
New York State Zoo at Thompson Park
Staten Island Zoo
718-442-3100 ext 23
Thompson Park Zoo
The Utica Zoo
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
541-679-6761 ext 210
Cameron Park Zoo
El Paso Zoo
Ellen Trout Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo
956-546-7187 ext 310
Texas State Aquarium
The Texas Zoo
Oglebay's Good Zoo
Parque Zoologico de Leon
• Free admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium during regular business hours
• Free parking
• Discounted admission (50% off) to more than 100 zoos and 100 nature centers (see the Reciprocal Zoos tab for participating organizations)
• Free Zoo Insider newsletter
• Discounts to educational classes and lectures
• Free admission to all daytime events like ZooBoo
• 10 percent discount at Zoo gift shops
• Special Members Only events
To purchase tickets for any Trust show, you may visit https://culturaldistrict.org/group-sales/zoomembers or visit the links below for a specific series. BEFORE you make your purchase, you will need to enter the new promo code ZOO1819 to see all valid performances and ticket prices offered under the Trust’s promo code or call 412-471-6930
Lee Terbosic in IN PLAIN SLEIGHT running Mar 20-May 12:
Billy Kidd in Bridging the Gap running May 15-June 23:
Mark Toland in Mind Reader running June 26-Aug 4:
PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Series
The PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series features new touring Broadway shows and revivals direct from Broadway. The season regularly showcases current Tony® Award winning performances along with returning blockbuster events and time-honored classics. Season ticket holders enjoy great benefits such as priority seating access, easy ticket exchanges and dining discounts in the Cultural District.
Pittsburgh Dance Council
Incorporating diversity, balance and a high level of quality in all presentations and related activities, the Pittsburgh Dance Council is committed to expanding the visibility, appreciation and presentation of dance as an art form in the Greater Pittsburgh area and nurturing the field of dance on local, national and international levels.
Cohen & Grigsby TRUST PRESENTS
Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents, a programming division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, brings a diverse array of entertainment from live music to uproarious comedy to literary luminaries and world-famous artists. The great mix of performances promises something for everyone.
EQT Bridge Theater Series
The new EQT Bridge Theater Series will continue and expand upon the tradition that families begin when their children attend Children’s Theater Series shows at an early age. Targeting ages 7-15, the series will feature professional productions staged by national and international companies known for their quality and imaginative work. This season includes a mix of productions based on popular books, current issues and topics, and historical events. Shows present in Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District, including the Byham Theater, the Trust Arts Education Center, and the August Wilson Center.
Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series
Pittsburgh Musical Theater
Pittsburgh Musical Theater is a non-profit company producing quality musical theater at affordable prices.
Members can save 20% on tickets.
Pella Windows & Doors
Members receive 2% off their entire purchase. As part of this partnership, Pella will donate 5% of all retail window and door purchases back to the Zoo. Members can reach out to Pella representative Evan Hangliter at 724-992-8643.
If you shop at any Mihelic's Shop N Save (Glenshaw, Pine's Plaza, Rochester Road or Richland Mall), you can register your Perks Card and the Zoo benefits when you shop! Please fill out the application and take to the customer service department.
Select the Zoo as your charity of choice and when you shop on smile.amazon.com, we recieve a donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation.
To register by mail, print and fill out our Membership form and send to:
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Attn: Membership Department
One Wild Place Pittsburgh, PA 15206
For questions or concerns, call our Membership office at 412-365-2534.