The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a natural habitat zoo and aquarium committed to conserving wildlife and their habitats. To that end, we conduct research, breeding, education, and conservation programs in cooperation with international organizations and zoos around the world while providing homes for 55 species of concern. We hope your visit fosters a love of animals and an appreciation for the incredible network of life with which we share the planet.
|Children (<24 months)||FREE|
All active duty, reservists, and veterans of the United States military receive free general admission with proper identification (i.e. military ID, DD-214). This discount does not apply to family members or dependents of military personnel/veterans.
|Children (<24 months)||FREE|
Some of our animals cannot be out during the cold Pittsburgh winters, so we offer discounted admission during those months. There's still plenty to see, though! Our toasty indoor Tropical Forest, PPG Aquarium, Worlds of Discovery, and Water's Edge buildings, plus several partially indoor exhibits, such as our elephant barn, several exhibits in The Islands, and flamingo exhibit ensure you'll still catch plenty of wild animals during your visit. Don't forget some animals, such as the Amur tiger and red panda, prefer the cooler temperatures, so a trip to the Zoo in the winter offers an exciting contrasting experience to the more traditional summer visit.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a living park with live animals. Weather conditions, the animals’ comfort, mood, safety, and needs, their routine medical care, and our conservation research initiatives may all contribute to an animal being off exhibit at any time.
|Park Opens||Gates Close||Park Closes|
|Spring||April 1 - Friday, Memorial Day Weekend||9 a.m.||4 p.m.||5 p.m.|
|Summer||Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day||9:30 a.m.||4:30 p.m.||6 p.m.|
|Fall||Tuesday after Labor Day - December 31||9 a.m.||4 p.m.||5 p.m.|
|Winter||January 2 - March 31||9 a.m.||3 p.m.||4 p.m.|
Visit the Zoo as often as you like for free for an entire year with a Zoo Membership. Our Memberships pay for themselves in two visits. Your membership also supports the Zoo in its many conservation and education initiatives.
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The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is located between the Lawrenceville and Highland Park neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. The main entrance, known as the Butler Street entrance, is just off of Butler Street after a quick turn on Baker Street.
Free parking is available in the main parking lot at the Butler Street entrance. Although the Zoo's mailing address is One Wild Place, please use 7340 Butler Street when generating directions using a GPS so you are taken to the main parking lot.
Please note that this address is for driving directions only. Our mailing address is available on our Contact page.
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