Plan Your Visit

Early Closing - Friday, July 26

The Zoo will close early on Friday, July 26 as we prepare for our Summer Safari fundraising event. Gates will close at 2 p.m. and the park will close at 3 p.m.

Plan Your Visit

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a natural habitat zoo and aquarium committed to conserving wildlife and their habitats. To that end, we conduct research, breeding, education, and conservation programs in cooperation with international organizations and zoos around the world while providing homes for 55 species of concern. We hope your visit fosters a love of animals and an appreciation for the incredible network of life with which we share the planet.

Enhance your visit with an animal encounter

Today At The Zoo

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9:30 AM
Park Opens
11:00 AM
Giraffe Photos
12:30 PM
Sea Lion Program
12:30 PM
Sea Otter Enrichment
2:00 PM
Gorilla Feeding
2:15 PM
Giant Anteater Feeding
3:00 PM
Siamang Enrichment
4:00 PM
Sea Lion Program
4:30 PM
Gates Close
6:00 PM
Park Closes

Tickets

Purchase Online

General Admission

Adults $17.95
Seniors (60+) $16.95
Children (2-13) $15.95
Children (under 24 months) FREE
Parking FREE

These rates are valid May 1 through September 2 and are for general admission only.

All active duty, reservists, and veterans of the United States military receive free general admission with proper identification (i.e. military ID, DD-214). This discount does not apply to family members or dependents of military personnel/ veterans. Thank you to GEICO for sponsoring this Military Admission program!

Purchase Online

General Admission

Adults $16.95
Seniors (60+) $15.95
Children (2-13) $14.95
Children (under 24 months) FREE
Parking FREE
These general admission rates are valid September 3 through November 30.

All active duty, reservists, and veterans of the United States military receive free general admission with proper identification (i.e. military ID, DD-214). This discount does not apply to family members or dependents of military personnel/veterans.  Thank you to GEICO for sponsoring this Military Admission program!
 

Some of our animals cannot be out during the cold Pittsburgh winters, so we offer discounted admission during those months. There's still plenty to see, though! Our toasty indoor Tropical Forest, PPG Aquarium, Worlds of Discovery, and Water's Edge buildings, plus several partially indoor exhibits, such as our elephant barn, several exhibits in The Islands, and flamingo exhibit ensure you'll still catch plenty of wild animals during your visit.  Don't forget some animals, such as the Amur tiger and red panda, prefer the cooler temperatures, so a trip to the Zoo in the winter offers an exciting contrasting experience to the more traditional summer visit.

2019 Hours

Park Opens Gates Close Park Closes
Spring April 1 - May 24 9 a.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m.
Summer May 25 - September 2 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 6 p.m.
Fall September 3 - December 31 9 a.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m.
Winter January 2 - March 31 9 a.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m.

*Indoor exhibits, The Tropical Forest Complex, PPG Aquarium, and Kids Kingdom close 15-30 minutes prior to the Zoo closing.


Closures

  • The Working Wild Exhibit is closed through Thursday, July 11
  • Friday, July 26 - Gates close at 2 p.m., and the park closes at 3 p.m.
 

Animals Off Exhibit

  • Polar bears have indoor and outdoor access.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a living park with live animals. Weather conditions, the animals’ comfort, mood, safety, and needs, their routine medical care, and our conservation research initiatives may all contribute to an animal being off exhibit at any time.

View Our Year-Round Operations Schedule

Membership

Visit the Zoo as often as you like for free for an entire year with a Zoo Membership. Our Memberships pay for themselves in two visits. Your membership also supports the Zoo in its many conservation and education initiatives.

Buy, renew, or gift a Membership

Sensory Inclusive

Our Zoo has partnered with KultureCity to improve our ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. Our objective is to provide an inclusive and seamless experience for all guests for all events including those with sensory needs. We strive to raise awareness of the needs and challenges faced by individuals with sensory processing disorders by supplying our Team Members with continuous training and by offering helpful accommodations to our guests, such as sensory bags containing special KCVIP badges, fidget tools, noise canceling headphones, and other resources, at no additional cost. For more information, ask at our front gates or learn more here.

Locations & Directions

7370 Baker Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is located between the Lawrenceville and Highland Park neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. The main entrance, known as the Butler Street entrance, is just off of Butler Street after a quick turn on Baker Street.

Free parking is available in the main parking lot at the Butler Street entrance. Although the Zoo's mailing address is One Wild Place, please use 7370 Baker Street when generating directions using a GPS so you are taken to the main parking lot.

Please note that this address is for driving directions only. Our mailing address is available on our Contact page.

Get Directions Public Transportation

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Map

Explore the many neighborhoods within the Zoo and see the unique offerings each area boasts with our interactive map.

When you visit the Zoo, be sure to download our app, which will offer visit-enhancing information and fun wherever you are in the park. Search for "Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium" in the App Store or Google Play.
 

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