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.

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)



      New programs will be offered in the fall.  For summer Cub Club classes, please visit our Zoo Camp page.

      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.

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



  • 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)



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

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

      Trekking Registration

       

      New programs will be offered in the fall.  For summer programs, please visit our Zoo Camp page.


      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.

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

       



  • 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





      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


      New programs will be offered in the fall.  For summer programs, please visit our Zoo Camp page.

      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.

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

       



  • 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

      New programs will be offered in the fall.  For summer programs, please visit our Zoo Camp page.
  • 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



      New programs will be offered in the fall.  For summer programs, please visit our Zoo Camp page.
  • 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


      New programs will be offered in the fall. For summer programs, please visit our Zoo Camp page.
  • 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. 

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



  • 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.