Services & Amenities

From help getting around the park to fun features that will enhance your experience, the Zoo offers many amenities to help you get the most out of your visit. In addition, all Zoo facilities can accomodate our guests in accordance with ADA standards.

  • Need it? Forgot it? We got it!
    • giftshopSunscreen, aspirin, hats, rain ponchos, film, disposable cameras, and other sundries are available in the Safari Village at the top of the escalators when you enter the park. A portion of the profits from gift shop sales and rentals are used by the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to help support its mission of education and conservation.
  • Strollers, Wheelchairs & Electric Scooters
    • safariwheelsWheelchairs, single and double strollers, and electric scooters can be rented at Safari Wheels from April through October. From November through March, they can be rented at the Safari Gift Shop.

      Wheelchairs: $5 per day
      Single stroller: $9 per day
      Double stroller $12 per day
      Electric scooters: $30 per day

      For reservations, please call 412-365-6020. Please note without a reservation items are on a first come, first served basis.

  • Rides
    • carouselCarousel
      Recently refurbished, the Zoo Carousel has delighted children and adults alike for generations, with a menagerie of zoo-themed horses and wonderful music.

      Kids Kingdom Log Ride
      Children who are under 50-inches tall can go on the Log Ride in Kids Kingdom. The Log Ride floats around a large pond where ducks, fish, and turtles have made their home.

      Carousel and Log Ride operate Memorial Day through Labor day (weather permitting).

      Carousel: $1.50
      Log Ride: $1.00log 
  • UPMC Health Plan Tram
    • tramUPMC Health Plan Tram rides are available daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and weekends only in April, May, and September.

      The UPMC Health Plan Tram provides a covered ride through the Zoo with stops at eight different locations. Simply purchase a tram wristband and you can board or disembark as many times as you wish during the day. You can explore at your own pace, then proceed on the UPMC Health Plan Tram to your next adventure. There are tram stops at each well-marked location approximately every 20 minutes. The UPMC Health Plan Tram is for your convenience in navigating the Zoo, and is not a guided tour.

      Daily Cost
      $1 for Senior Citizens ages 60+ and guests with disabilities
      $2 for all other riders

      Tram wristbands may be purchased at Safari Wheels or from the Tram operator

      Tram Rental
      Available weekdays June through September (weather and availability permitting) with exclusive rental for a minimum of three hours at $25 per hour. Please request your tram at least three weeks in advance.

      For availability, contact or 412-365-2544.

      The tram is sponsored by UPMC Health Plan.