Wildlife Academy FAQ


Who are Wildlife Academy classes intended for?

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. Please note the age requirements for each class. Only registered children of the appropriate age will be admitted. No younger or older siblings, please.


What does the class fee include?

Class fees include one child and one accompanying adult, unless otherwise noted. All fees include Zoo admission. Each additional adult or child of the same age is $8 per person.


What happens if I need to cancel a class, or a class we registered for is cancelled?

When necessary to cancel, credit vouchers can be issued. We retain a $4 cancellation free and vouchers are emailed within 1 week of cancellation. If the Zoo cancels a program, full refunds or credit vouchers will be issued. Credit vouchers cannot be used with an online registration, Please redeem vouchers with a mail-in registration form.


How do I receive my Members discount when registering online?

If you are a Member, you must sign-in using the tab in the upper right corner of the page after you have clicked "Register Online". Please confirm that the Members discount has been applyed 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. 

Please contact the Membership Department by calling 412-365-2534 with Membership questions, or to update your contact information prior to registering online.


Do you offer gift certificates for your Education / Wildlife Academy programs?

Yes we do! Gift certificates may be purchased for any dollar amount and be used towards any Conservation Education program (including Wildlife Academy classes) at the Zoo. These gift certficates cannot, however, be used for any other programs or Membership. Gift Certificate Mail-In Form

Please contact us at learn@pittsburghzoo.org or call 412-365-2538 with any questions. To order a gift certficate, please fill out the gift certificate order form and mail to: Education Reservations Office, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.