General Admission & Hours


Improving Our Zoo

Until the end of February, we are only open on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). We are open for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents' Day. Educational programs will continue as scheduled.

Thank you for your patience while we update and renovate our Zoo. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will reopen on weekdays beginning Wednesday, March 1.

Questions or Concerns?
For general admission, please contact our front desk at 412-665-3640. For questions about Memberships, please call our Membership department at 412-365-2534.  For questions regarding educational programs, please call 412-365-2528.

The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The operating hours of the Zoo vary throughout the year, and are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is proud to be accredited by the following organizations:

American Humane Certified
The Humane Certified mark is owned by, and used under agreement with, American Humane, a non-profit organization founded in 1877. For information about the Humane Certified program, visit

Zoological Association of America