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Zoo is Closed

For the safety of our guests, the Zoo is closed today (Thursday, December 14) because of the weather.

Winter Mini-Camp

Winter Mini-Camp is a five-hour program that focuses on the beauty and magic of nature. Children discover a new topic each day through live animal visits, craft projects, and exciting Zoo tours.
 

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Breakfast or Lunch with Santa

Get your family into the holiday spirit with great food, holiday crafts, sugar cookies, and friendly Zoo animals!

 

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Penguins on Parade

Visit our penguins outside of PPG Aquarium as they go for a waddle or play in the snow!
Saturdays and Sundays, December 2 - 30
Weather permitting

 

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Zoorific Holiday Gifts

Looking for a fun and unique gift idea for the animal-lover on your list?

 

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Wild Encounters

Behind-the-Scene Tours

Enhance your next Zoo visit with a behind-the-scene tour! Each wild encounter is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience designed to foster positive, lifelong connections to the natural world.
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Clouded Leopard

Teen Programs

Meet some of our animal care staff, tour different areas of the Zoo and the animals who live there, and learn more about what it takes to work at a zoo.

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Wildlife Academy

Wildlife Academy

Fun, educational, and interactive programs for all ages.

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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.