Gala: Excursion to the Exotic
Gala: Excursion to the Exotic is presented by UPMC Health Plan
Animal Adventures Zoo Camp
Classes available for ages 2 to 13.
Sunday, March 18
High school students are invited to join keepers, aquarists, and veterinary staff for an informal lunch to discuss animal-related career goals with behind-the-scenes tour afterwards.
Preregistration is required.
American Humane, one of our accrediting organizations, recently announced that their online educational video, "Arks of Hope", has won the Gold Medal at the Mercury Excellence Awards in the category of Best Educational/Informational Video!
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.
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.