Zoorific Gifts

Membership Gift Certificates

gentoopenguin_2 A Zoo membership is a passport to family fun and adventure. Treat somebody you love to a gift membership, which includes 12 months of free admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, free parking, discounted admission to 150 other zoos, education program discounts, exclusive access to events and much more. Click here to find the package that is perfect for that special someone on your list.

Adopt An Animal

Give your favorite Zoo animal a happy holiday through the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s Adopt an Animal program. Adopting an animal is a wonderful way to directly contribute to the well-being and enrichment of the Zoo’s resident animals. All Zoo animals are available for adoption, but when you adopt a penguin at the $50 level or above through December 31, you will receive one Zoo admission ticket*. This ticket is valid for any day of the week, including winter weekends to see our popular Penguins on Parade** walks.

*In addition to tickets allotted at the $100, $250, and $500 levels
**Penguins on Parade is weather dependent and subject to change. Please call the Zoo prior to arrival to confirm the walk will be held.

Learn more, or click the button below to adopt today.

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Education Gift Certificates

giraffe3 The gift of knowledge can last a lifetime. Education gift certificates can be redeemed for any of our Wildlife Academy programs or Zoo Camp sessions. A variety of affordable Wildlife Academy classes are available for ages 2 through adult and are offered September through April. Zoo Camp sessions for ages 2-13 run from June through August.Please call 412-365-2528 or email learn@pittsburghzoo.org to purchase a gift certificate today.

Honorary Donations

A gift in a friend or family member's honor is a great way to show that you share a love of wildlife and wild places. Donate now.

Wild Encounters

Picture 060 Foster positive, lifelong connections to the natural world. Each Wild Encounter provides an opportunity to learn about an animal in-depth and discover their world in a behind-the-scenes or beside-the-action experience. Gift certificates for tours are available. Click here or call 412-365-2567 for more information.


Peruse one-of-a-kind gifts for all tastes and price ranges at our gift shops. With many items unlike anything else in the city, you are sure to find something for everyone. Zoo Members receive additional discounts in all of our retail shops. Retail options are available without Zoo admission. Click here or call 412-365-6013 for more information.