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Voices for Conservation: An Evening with Julie Scardina

Experience an evening at the Zoo with special guest, Julie Scardina, as she discusses her lifelong wildlife conservation efforts.

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Summer Safari

Grab your cocktail and stroll through the Zoo, experiencing our majestic animals and lush scenery in an entirely new way while helping to support our Zoo!
Guests must be 21+.


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Animal Adventures Zoo Camp

Not your typical summer camp. Zoo campers come face-to-face with Zoo animals, talk with professional zookeepers, and discover different animal habitats.

Classes available for ages 2 to 13.

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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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Members Only Night

Members Only Night

Tuesday, July 31
Join us for this exclusive night just for Members. Members can visit after hours and enjoy food specials, Zoo gift shop discounts, a dance party, free carousel rides, & face painting. Dinosaurs at the Zoo, our add-on experience here just for the summer, will be open!

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Dinosaurs at the Zoo

Dinosaurs at the Zoo

NEW Dinos! The awe-inspiring grandeur of these prehistoric animals has mostly been left up to the mind’s eye – until now. UPMC Health Plan presents Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's Dinosaurs at the Zoo, a traveling exhibit and add-on experience for this summer only - with all new dinos!

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 and Sustainability Fund is a grant program of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, awarding grants between $1,000 and $3,000 to conservation-oriented projects. Over the past decade the PPG Conservation and Sustainability Fund has supported over 204 projects in 56 countries.

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