Wildlife Academy

Wildlife Academy invites you and your family into a world of wildlife and wonder. We offer classes for all ages, from infants to adults. Each class is tailored to a specific age group in order to engage students and target their respective learning needs.

If you are a Member, you must sign-in using the tab in the upper right corner of the quantity page after you have clicked "Register Online". Please confirm that the Members discount has been applied in your cart before entering your credit card information and completing check out. Your Membership is recognized by your email address and other contact information, not your Membership number.  To update your contact information, please call the Membership Department at 412-365-2534.

In January and February, we will only be open on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) while we update and renovate our Zoo. Educational programs will continue as scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will reopen on weekdays beginning Wednesday, March 1.

Questions? Check out our FAQ section.

  • Age 2 - Child with adult
    • Introduce your child to a world of wildlife and wonder through exciting programs designed just for two year olds!


      Cub Club (age 2 with an adult)

      Length of Class: 45 minutes (All classes begin at 10:00 a.m.)
      Fee: Members $13, Non-members $19 (Includes one child and one adult, $8 for each additional child or adult)




      Color Zoo Flamingo
      Focus: Color recognition

      Dates:
      Thursday, March 2
      Friday, March 3
      Saturday, March 4 - FULL
      Sunday, March 5 - FULL

      Five Little Monkeys Registration


      Egg-Cellent Animals
      Focus: Animals from the popular children's book

      Dates:
      Thursday, April 6
      Friday, April 7
      Saturday, April 8 - FULL
      Sunday, April 9

      Five Little Monkeys Registration


      Story Time at the Zoo

      Ages: Infant to age 5
      Length of Class: 30-45 minutes (All Story Time classes begin at 10:00 a.m.)
      Fee Per Class: Members $5 per person; Non-members $10 per person
      Children under age 2 are free with paying adult

      This exciting class series is a great way for your child to meet new friends and experience the natural world through story time.  Held on the first Monday of each month these 30 minute classes provide a gentle introduction to zoo animals.

      Dates:
      Monday, March 6 - FULL

      Registration is closed for Story Time.  Please visit our Zoo Camp page for summer Story Time sessions.


      Stroller Safari

      Ages: Infant to age 5
      Length of Class: 30 - 45 minutes (All Safaris begin at 10:00 a.m.)
      Fee Per Class: Members $5 per person; Non-members $10 per person
      Children under age 2 are free with paying adult

      Stroll through the Zoo on a guided tour designed specifically for you and your child to explore the zoo together. Programs are hands-on and include songs, stories and more! Meet at the Education Complex, rain or shine.

      Monday, March 20
      Monday, April 10

      Story Time Registration

  • Age 3 - Child with adult
    • Introduce your child to a world of wildlife and wonder through exciting programs designed just for 3 year olds!


      Zoo Tots (Age 3 with an adult)

      Length of Class: 60 minutes (All classes begin at 10:00 a.m.)
      Fee: Members $16, Non-members $22 (Includes one child and one adult, $8 for each additional child or adult)


      Splish Splash in the PPG AquariumPirahna
      Focus: Aquatic animals

      Dates:
      Wednesday, March 8
      Friday, March 10
      Saturday, March 11
      Sunday, March 12

      Trekking Registration


      Spots, Stripes, Whiskers & TailsClouded leopard
      Focus: Big cats

      Dates:
      Wednesday, April 19
      Saturday, April 22
      Sunday, April 23
      Monday, April 24

      Trekking Registration

       


      Story Time at the Zoo

      Ages: Infant to age 5
      Length of Class: 30-45 minutes (All Story Time classes begin at 10:00 a.m.)
      Fee Per Class: Members $5 per person; Non-members $10 per person
      Children under age 2 are free with paying adult

      This exciting class series is a great way for your child to meet new friends and experience the natural world through story time.  Held on the first Monday of each month these 30 minute classes provide a gentle introduction to zoo animals.

      Dates:
      Monday, March 6 - FULL

      Registration is closed for Story Time.  Please visit our Zoo Camp page for summer Story Time sessions.

       


      Stroller Safari

      Ages: Infant to age 5
      Length of Class: 30 - 45 minutes (All Safaris begin at 10:00 a.m.)
      Fee Per Class: Members $5 per person; Non-members $10 per person
      Children under age 2 are free with paying adult

      Stroll through the Zoo on a guided tour designed specifically for you and your child to explore the zoo together. Programs are hands-on and include songs, stories and more! Meet at the Education Complex, rain or shine.

      Monday, March 20
      Monday, April 10

      Story Time Registration

  • Ages 4 & 5 and Ages 6 & 7 - Child with adult
    • Introduce your child to a world of wildlife and wonder through exciting programs designed just for four and five year olds!


      Zoo Kids - ages 4 & 5 with an adult

      Length of Class: 60 minutes (Class times vary.)
      Fee: Members $16, Non-members $22 for one child and one adult
      $8 for an additional child or adult



      Fun in the SunMeerkat
      Focus: Desert animals

      Dates:
      Thursday, February 23 (10 a.m.)
      Friday, February 24 (1 p.m.)
      Saturday, February 25 (10 a.m.)
      Sunday, February 26 (1 p.m.) - FULL

      Trekking Registration


      Motion Commotion
      Focus: Animal movement

        Dates:
      Thursday, March 23 (10 a.m.)
      Friday, March 24 (1 p.m.)
      Saturday, March 25 (10 a.m.)
      Sunday, March 26 (1 p.m.)

      Trekking Registration

      Reptile RockAmerican alligator
      Focus: Reptiles

      Dates:
      Thursday, April 27 (10 a.m.)
      Friday, April 28 (1 p.m.)
      Saturday, April 29 (10 a.m.)
      Sunday, April 30 (1 p.m.)

      Trekking Registration


      Zoo Kids - ages 6 & 7 with an adult

      Length of Class: 2 hours (Includes a tour. Class times vary.)
      Fee: Members $21, Non-members $27 for one child and one adult
      $8 for an additional child or adult


      Please check back in the fall for more classes.

      Story Time at the Zoo

      Ages: Infant to age 5
      Length of Class: 30-45 minutes (All Story Time classes begin at 10:00 a.m.)
      Fee Per Class: Members $5 per person; Non-members $10 per person
      Children under age 2 are free with paying adult

      This exciting class series is a great way for your child to meet new friends and experience the natural world through story time.  Held on the first Monday of each month these 30 minute classes provide a gentle introduction to zoo animals.

      Dates:
      Monday, March 6 - FULL

      Registration is closed for Story Time.  Please visit our Zoo Camp page for summer Story Time sessions.

       


      Stroller Safari

      Ages: Infant to age 5
      Length of Class:
      30 - 45 minutes (All Safaris begin at 10:00 a.m.)
      Fee per Class:
      Members $5 per person; Non-members $10 per person
      Children under age 2 are free with paying adult

      Stroll through the Zoo on a guided tour designed specifically for you and your child to explore the zoo together. Programs are hands-on and include songs, stories and more! Meet at the Education Complex, rain or shine.

      Monday, March 20
      Monday, April 10

      Trekking Registration

  • Ages 6 & 7 - Child only
    • Come meet new friends and experience the natural world in this child-only class!

      Only children registered for the class will be permitted to attend - no siblings or parents. If you would like to attend a class with your child, we encourage you to register for one of our family programs or an overnight. If your child has special needs and requires an aide to accompany him or her, a current copy of the aide's clearances are required prior to the day of class.


      Ages 6 and 7
      Classes for Child Only

      Length of Class: 2 hours (Class times vary)
      Fee: Members $21, Non-members $27

      The Doc Is In Dr. Sturgeon
      Focus: Zoo veterinary care

      Dates:
      Saturday, April 1                  10:00 am - FULL
      Sunday, April 2                     1:00 pm - FULL

      These classes are sold out!

  • Ages 8 & 9 - Child only
    • Come meet new friends and experience the natural world in these child-only classes!

      Only children registered for the class will be permitted to attend - no siblings or parents. If you would like to attend a class with your child, we encourage you to register for one of our family programs or an overnight. If your child has special needs and requires an aide to accompany him or her, a current copy of the aide's clearances are required.


      Ages 8 and 9
      Classes for Child Only

      Length of Class: 2 hours (Class times vary)
      Fee: Members $21, Non-members $27


      Animals Just Wanna Have FunPolar bear enrichment
      Focus: Creating animal toys

      Dates:
      Saturday, April 1             10:00 am
      Sunday, April 2                 1:00 pm

      Trekking Registration

  • Ages 10 - 12 - Child only
    • Come meet new friends and experience the natural world in this child-only class!

      Only children registered for the class will be permitted to attend - no siblings or parents. If you would like to attend a class with your child, we encourage you to register for one of our family programs or an overnight. If your child has special needs and requires an aide to accompany him or her, a current copy of the aide's clearances are required.

      Ages 10 to 12

      Length of Class: 2 hours (Class times vary)
      Fee: Members $21, Non-members $27

      Be the TrainerCalifornia sea lion

      Focus: Hands-on training

      Dates:
      Saturday, April 1            10:00 am - FULL
      Sunday, April 2                1:00 pm

      Animals of Harry Potter Registration

  • Adult (Ages 13+)
    • These adult lectures are designed for ages 13 and up!

      No younger participants, please. Pittsburgh Zoo Docents and Grow Wild Society members should call 412-365-2528 to register. All others, please register online or by mail.




      Please check back soon for adult lectures and programs.


  • Family Programs and Workshops
    • Family programs and workshops are a great way for adults and kids to experience the Zoo together. There's something for everyone of any age to enjoy. Please note any age requirements under each description. Children must attend with at least one adult, except when registering for Parents' Night Out.  Fees are per person, with children under two admitted free with a paying adult.


      Story Time at the Zoo 

      Ages: Infant to 5 years
      Length of Class: 30-45 minutes (All Story Time classes begin at 10:00 a.m.)
      Fee per Class: Members $5 per person; Non-members $10 per person
      Children under age 2 are free with paying adult

      This exciting class series is a great way for your child to meet new friends and experience the natural world through story time.  Held on the first Monday of each month these 30 minute classes provide a gentle introduction to zoo animals. 

      Dates:
      Monday, March 6 - FULL

      Registration is closed for Story Time.  Please visit our Zoo Camp page for summer Story Time sessions.


      Stroller Safari

      Ages: Infant to 5 years
      Length of Class:
      30 - 45 minutes (All Safaris begin at 10:00 a.m.)
      Fee per Class:
      Members $5 per person; Non-members $10 per person
      Children under age 2 are free with paying adult

      Stroll through the Zoo on a guided tour designed specifically for you and your child to explore the zoo together. Programs are hands-on and include songs, stories and more! Meet at the Education Complex, rain or shine.

      Date:
      Monday, March 20
      Monday, April 10

      Trekking Registration


      Family Night Out - NEW!

      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Ages
      : All ages are welcome
      Fee:
      Members - $10/person
      Non-members - $16/person
      Children under age 2 are free with paying adult.

      Date:
      Saturday, March 25

      Come spend a Saturday night with us! Connect with your family and
      meet new friends through this fun-filled evening.  Enjoy animal
      encounters, crafts, activities, a special tour, and much more!

      Story Time Registration

  • Winter Mini-Camp  - Child only

    • Winter Mini-Camp

      Winter Mini Camp is a five-hour program that focuses on the beauty and magic of nature. Children can choose to participate for one, two, or all three days. Participants will learn about a new topic each day through live animal visits, craft projects, and exciting Zoo tours.  Campers should bring their own non-perishable lunch each day.

      Ages: 5 to 9 years - child only (No younger or older participants please)Red panda
      Time: 
      10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Fee per Day: Members $32, Non-members $38
      All Three Days Package: Members $80, Non-members $98

      December 27, 28, 29, 2017.

      Registration will open in the fall.