General Admission & Hours

genadmisThe Zoo is open 362 days a year, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.  The operating hours of the Zoo vary throughout the year, and are as follows:

Summer
Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Gates close at 4:30 p.m.

Fall
Tuesday after Labor Day through December 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gates close at 4 p.m.

Winter
January 2 through March 31
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Gates close at 3 p.m.

Spring
April 1 through Friday of Memorial Day weekend
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gates close at 4 p.m.


All active duty, reservists, and veterans of the United States military receive free general admission with proper identification (i.e. military ID, DD-214).

Questions? Call us at 412-665-3640.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is supported by the Allegheny County Regional Asset District and PPG Industries.

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The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

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