Pittsburgh Zoo Membership

Become a Member

Family fun that supports education and conservation.

Membership Benefits

Whether you're a new Zoo Member, or have been part of our family for years, there are always exciting perks and specials exclusively for all Members.

  • Free admission to the Zoo and Aquarium during regular business hours
  • Free parking
  • Discounted admission (50% off) to more than 100 other zoos & 100 Nature Centers!
  • Free Zoo Insider newsletter
  • Discounts to educational classes and lectures
  • Free admission to all daytime events like ZooBoo
  • 10 percent discount at Zoo gift shops
  • Special Members' evenings

Want to be even more involved? Discover our Donor Membership level which includes additional Zoo-immersive perks.

Membership Packages

Donor Membership
Join the Grow Wild Society with annual gift donations to the Zoo. Learn more.

Contributing Membership - $200
Family Membership includes up to 2 adults and all children under 18 years of age in a household, plus 20 guest admission passes.

Family Plus Membership - $150
Family Membership includes up to 2 adults and all children under 18 years of age in a household, plus 10 guest admission passes.

Family Membership - $115
Family Membership includes up to 2 adults and all children under 18 years of age in a household.

Grandparents Membership - $115
Grandparents Membership includes up to 2 adults and all grandchildren under 18 years of age.

Dual Membership - $90
Dual Membership includes 2 adults under the age of 60.

Senior Couple Membership - $80
Senior Couple Membership includes 2 adults 60 years of age and older.

Individual Membership - $70
Individual Membership includes one individual under the age of 60.

Single Senior / Student Membership - $60
Includes one individual 60 years of age and older, or one student with a student ID.

Purchase New Membership
Renew Your Membership
Gift a Membership

Membership FAQ

I want to buy a gift Membership, do you have gift certificates?
Yes, gift certificates are available for Memberships.

Gift Memberships

May I bring a guest if the second adult listed on the card cannot attend?
All Memberships are non-transferable. only the names listed on the card are admitted and photo ID is required. If you purchased a Membership with guest passes, you may use an available pass for an adult not on the Membership.

I purchased a Membership with guest passes, but did not receive them in the mail.
If you've purchased a Membership package that includes guest passes, your guest passes are digitally tracked within our system. We have discountinued the use of paper passes in our efforts to be more eco-friendly and for ease of use for our Members.

Can I buy or renew Memberships online?
Yes, you can do so here. Until your permanent card arrives, you can show your photo ID at the admissions window.

Can I purchase a Membership on the day of my visit?
Yes, Memberships can be purchased at the front entrance and will include your admission for that day.

What happens if I lose my card?
You can show your photo ID at the gate for admittance or apply for a duplicate card at the gate or by phone. There is a $5 processing fee for replacement cards.

Is my Membership valid for one calendar year, or one year from the date of purchase?
Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of redemption.

When I renew my membership, how do you determine the new expiration date?
Memberships automatically renew from the current expiration date. If your Membership has lapsed, the new expiration date will be one year from the new purchase date.

When will I receive my Membership card?
Please allow two weeks for delivery. If you have not received your card after two weeks from purchasing your Membership, please contact our Membership office at 412-365-2534.

How do I add a guest?
The Family Plus Membership level comes with 10 guest admission passes. If you only have the Family Membership, you may upgrade for $35 and receive the guest admission passes. Please note that guest admission passes are only valid at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and are valid for the length of your Membership.

Do you have a single parent Membership?
No, Memberships cover households. If only one adult resides in a household, only one is covered.

Can I purchase a Membership for my daycare?
No, Memberships cover households. Group rates are available for 15 or more people when arrangements are made at least two weeks in advance. Please visit the Group Sales page of our website for more information.

Can my childcare provider use my Membership card to bring my child(ren)?
Yes, your childcare provider must have your membership card when they arrive with your child(ren). Your child(ren) will receive free admission with your Membership card, and the childcare provider can use a guest admission (if applicable) or pay regular admission.

Do Members receive a discount in the gift shop?
Yes, you will receive a 10% discount on gift shop purchases (calendars, batteries, film, sale and edible items, media, tram rides, wagon and stroller rentals, and medicine are excluded). TOMS shoes are not included with the membership discount.

Reciprocal Zoos

Your Membership to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium includes a 50 percent discount on admission to the reciprocal zoos listed below and now you can also visit over 120 Nature Centers across the country too. Please note that participation in the reciprocal zoo program is voluntary and changes can occur. If you plan to visit one of these zoos, it is advised that you contact them to confirm that they will honor your Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Membership discount. Other fees, such as parking or rides, are not discounted at reciprocal zoos. If you are visiting the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium from another area and have a membership to a different home zoo, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium reciprocates 50 percent off admission for two adults named on the home zoo membership card and children under 18. Guest privileges are not reciprocated. Photo ID is required. This list is subject to change at any time.

Quick Find:   Alabama   Alaska   Arizona   Arkansas   California   Colorado   Connecticut   Delaware   District of Columbia   Florida   Georgia   Hawaii   Idaho   Illinois   Indiana   Iowa   Kansas   Kentucky   Louisiana   Maryland   Massachusetts   Minnesota   Mississippi   Missouri   Nebraska   New Jersey   New Mexico   New York   North Carolina   North Dakota   Ohio   Oklahoma   Oregon   Pennsylvania  South Carolina   South Dakota   Tennessee   Texas   Utah   Virginia   West Virginia   Wisconsin   Canada   Mexico

Alabama

Montgomery Zoo
334-240-4900

Alaska

Alaska SeaLife Center
907-224-6355

Arizona

Heritage Park Zoo
928-778-4242

Reid Park Zoo
520-881-4753

Arkansas

Little Rock Zoo
501-661-7218

California

Aquarium of the Bay
415-623-5362

Big Bear Alpine Zoo
909-878-4200

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
310-548-7593

Charles Paddock Zoo
805-461-5080 ext 2105

CuriOdyssey
650-340-7581

Exotic Feline Breeds
661-256-3793

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
559-498-5921

Happy Hollow Zoo
408-794-6403

The Living Desert
760-346-5694
ext 2111

Los Angeles Zoo
323-644-4759

San Francisco Zoo
415-753-7201

Santa Ana Zoo
714-953-8555 ext 13

Santa Barbara Zoo
805-962-5339 ext 114

Colorado

Pueblo Zoo
719-561-1452 ext 116

Connecticut

Beardsley Zoological Gardens
203-394-6574

Delaware

Brandywine Zoo
302-571-7747

District of Columbia

National Zoo
202-633-3042

Florida

Florida Aquarium
813-273-4030

Lemur Conservation Foundation
941-322-8494

Naples Zoo ($2 off)
239-262-5409

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
813-935-8552 ext 255

St.Augustine Alligator Farm 
904-824-3337Zoo Miami
305-255-5551

Palm Beach Zoo
561-533-0887 ext 238

Georgia

Chehaw Wild Animal Park
229-430-3966

Hawaii

Maui Ocean Center 
808-270-7086

Idaho

Pocatello Zoo
208-234-6264

Tautphaus Park
208-612-8421

Zoo Boise
208-608-7744

Illinois

Cosley Zoo
630-665-5534

Henson Robinson Zoo
217-585-1821

Miller Park Zoo
309-434-2250

Scovill Zoo
217-421-7435

Indiana

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
260-427-6800

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Garden
812-435-6143 ext 413

Potawatomi Zoo
574-235-7651

Washington Park Zoo
219-873-1510

Iowa

Blank Park Zoo
515-974-2600

Natl. Miss. River Museum
563-557-9545 ext 213

Kansas

David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
620-341-4365

Hutchinson Zoo
620-694-2672 

Lee Richardson Zoo
620-276-6243 

Sedgwick County Zoo
316-266-8288 

Sunset Zoo
785-587-2737

Kentucky

Louisville Zoological Garden
502-459-2181

Louisiana

Alexandria Zoo
318-441-6833

Brecs Baton Rouge Zoo
225-775-3877 

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
301-271-4922

Zoosiana Zoo of Acadia
337-837-4325

Maryland

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
443-552-5281

Salisbury Zoo
410-860-6880

Massachusetts

Buttonwood Park Zoo
508-991-4556 ext 10

Capron Park Zoo
774-203-1843 

Museum of Science
617-589-0364

Franklin Park Zoo
617-989-2076

The Zoo in Forest Park 
413-733-2251

Stone Zoo
617-989-2076

Minnesota

Lake Superior Zoo
218-730-4500 ext 204

Minnesota Zoo
952-431-9339

Como Park Zoo
651-487-8296

Mississippi

Jackson Zoological Park
601-352-2580 ext 221

Missouri

Dickerson Park Zoo
417-833-1570

Kansas City Zoo
816-595-1234 

Endangered Wolf Center
636-938-5900

Sealife Aquarium
816-556-3232

Nebraska

Lincoln Children’s Zoo
402-475-6741

New Jersey

Atlantic City Aquarium
609-348-2880

Bergen County Zoo
201-262-3771 

Cape May County Zoo
609-465-5271

New Mexico

Alameda Park Zoo
575-439-4290

Albuquerque BioPark
505-764-6280

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
575-887-5516 

New York

Buffalo Zoo
716-995-6131

Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park
607-724-5461 ext 222

New York State Zoo at Thompson Park
315-782-6180

Staten Island Zoo
718-442-3100 ext 23

Thompson Park Zoo
315-804-6225

Trevor Zoo
845-677-3704

The Utica Zoo
315-738-0472

North Carolina

N. C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher
1-800-832-3474 ext 237

N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
1-800-832-3474 ext237

N.C. Aquarium at Roanoke Island
1-800-832-3474 ext 237

North Dakota

Chahinkapa Zoo
701-642-8709

Dakota Zoo
701-223-7543

Red River Zoo
701-277-9240 ext 305

Roosevelt Park Zoo
701-857-4166

Ohio

African Safari Wildlife Park
1-800-521-2660 ext 7

Cincinnati Zoo
513-559-7788

Oklahoma

Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
918-669-6603

Oregon

Wildlife Safari
541-679-6761 ext 210

Pennsylvania

Elmwood Park Zoo
610-277-3825 ext 275

Erie Zoo
814-864-4091

South Carolina

Greenville Zoo
864-467-4542

South Dakota

Bramble Park Zoo
605-882-6269

Great Plains Zoo
605-367-8313 ext 128

Lake Area Zoological Society 
605-882-5232

Tennessee

Brights Zoo
423-534-9959

Chattanooga Zoo
423-643-5454

Memphis Zoo
901-333-6767

Nashville Zoo
615-833-1534

Texas

Abilene Zoo
325-676-6451Amarillo Zoo 
806-381-7911

Cameron Park Zoo
254-750-8415

Dallas Zoo
469-554-7431

El Paso Zoo
915-532-8156

Ellen Trout Zoo
963-633-0399

Gladys Porter Zoo
956-546-7187 ext 310

Texas State Aquarium
361-881-1340

The Texas Zoo
361-573-7681

Utah

Tracy Aviary
801-596-8500

Willow Park
435-890-0356

Virginia

Mill Mountain
540-343-3241

West Virginia

Oglebay's Good Zoo
304-243-4030

Wisconsin

Henry Villas Zoo
608-258-9490

Jo-Don Farms
262-835-2777

North Eastern Wisconsin Zoo (NEW)
920-622-2402

Ochsner Park Zoo
608-355-2760

Canada

Toronto Zoo
416-392-9103

Zoo De Granby
450-372-9113

Leon, Mexico

Parque Zoologico de Leon
52-477-210-2335
extension 102

Whether you're a new Zoo Member, or have been part of our family for years, there are always new and exciting perks, specials, and offers for Members only. Peruse the links below and find out why a Zoo Membership is truly a dynamic passport to fun.
 

Benefits

Membership to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium comes with quite a few perks. These benefits include:

• Free admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium during regular business hours
• Free parking
• Discounted admission (50 percent off) to more than 100 other zoos and 100 Nature Centers (see the Reciprocal Zoos tab for participating organizations)
• Free Zoo Insider newsletter
• Discounts to educational classes and lectures
• Free admission to all daytime events like ZooBoo
• 10 percent discount at Zoo gift shops
• Special Members Only events
 

Around the City

Members of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium can also take advantage of unique opportunities and discounts around Pittsburgh. Click the links in each offer for more details or to print required documents.
 

Current discounts include:




Cultrual Trust Shows for the 2017-2018 Season
To purchase tickets, please visit www.TrustArts.org.  Before you make your purchase, you will need to enter the new 2017-2018 season promo code, ZOO1718, to see all valid performances and ticket prices offered under the Trust’s promo code. 

School of Rock w/ Dinner promotion at the Hard Rock Cafe

PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Series
The PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series features new touring Broadway shows and revivals direct from Broadway. The season regularly showcases current Tony® Award winning performances along with returning blockbuster events and time-honored classics. Season ticket holders enjoy great benefits such as priority seating access, easy ticket exchanges and dining discounts in the Cultural District. 

Pittsburgh Dance Council
Incorporating diversity, balance and a high level of quality in all presentations and related activities, the Pittsburgh Dance Council is committed to expanding the visibility, appreciation and presentation of dance as an art form in the Greater Pittsburgh area and nurturing the field of dance on local, national and international levels.

Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents
Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents, a programming division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, brings a diverse array of entertainment from live music to uproarious comedy to literary luminaries and world-famous artists. The great mix of performances promises something for everyone.

EQT Bridge Theater Series
The new EQT Bridge Theater Series will continue and expand upon the tradition that families begin when their children attend Children’s Theater Series shows at an early age. Targeting ages 7-15, the series will feature professional productions staged by national and international companies known for their quality and imaginative work. This season includes a mix of productions based on popular books, current issues and topics, and historical events. Shows present in Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District, including the Byham Theater, the Trust Arts Education Center, and the August Wilson Center.

Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series
The 2017-18 Series is packed with imaginative, live performances that are full of creativity and fun. Most performances debut at the Byham Theater and then travels to a location near you in the suburbs! Shows travel to community venues North, South, East and West of the city, and into Butler County. Special student matinees are available for most shows.

Pittsburgh Musical Theater
Pittsburgh Musical Theater is a non-profit company producing quality musical theater at affordable prices.

 

Members receive 15% off Scarehouse tickets online using promocode: ZOOFORALL

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Mail-In Registration

To register by mail, print and fill out our Membership form and send to:

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Attn: Membership Department
One Wild Place Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Contact Us

For questions or concerns, call our Membership office at 412-365-2534.