Bringing the Zoo to You!

In response to the COVID-19 situation in Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public until further notice, but you can still bring the Zoo home to you!

Closed Today

The Zoo is temporarily closed. For more information, visit our Plan Your Visit page here.

At The Zoo

See what’s going on today around the park.


Buy individual general admission tickets or check out our Memberships.

More to Explore

More Important Now Than Ever

Please consider making a gift to the Zoo. We rely on visitor admission to sustain our mission. Your contribution will directly help in the continued care of our 7,000 animal residents.


Take An Alaskan Expedition

You’re invited to join us on the journey of a lifetime to Alaska, the Land of the Midnight Sun, with Zoo Curator Henry Kacpryzyk.


Book Your 2021 Wedding

With three distinct wedding venues to choose from, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium offers the perfect backdrop for your picturesque wedding.


Meet Our Animals

Learn about the species you can see at our Zoo

Amur Tiger

Amur tigers are also known as the Siberian, Manchurian, Altaic, Korean, North China, or Ussuri tiger.

Black Rhinoceros

These large mammals live in the bush country, grasslands, and woodlands of Africa.


Sometimes confused with leopards, cheetahs have spots instead of rosettes. Cheetahs also have distinctive markings on their face, known as tear stripes.


Flamingos are widely known for their beautiful vibrant feathers. Males are taller and weigh more than females.

Kunekune pig

Kunekune pigs are a relatively small breed of pig, reaching weights of around 120 to 240 pounds. They are native to New Zealand.

Masai Giraffe

The Masai giraffe, also known as the Kilimanjaro giraffe, is the largest subspecies of giraffe and the tallest land mammal on earth.

Polar Bear

The polar bear is native to the Arctic Ocean and its surrounding seas. It is the largest carnivore found on land.

When it comes to conservation, we try to walk the walk. We partner with international organizations to help protect animals and revitalize species in need all over the world. At the Zoo, we strive to be a leader in green practices using innovative technology and fresh ideas.

The International Conservation Center, often referred to as the ICC, sits on 724 acres of rolling hills in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The ICC is North America’s premiere facility for African elephant conservation, education, training, breeding, and research. The perfect location to accommodate this research, the ICC is currently home to five elephants, including three females who were rescued from Botswana.

PPG Conservation & Sustainability Fund

The PPG Conservation and Sustainability Fund is a grant program of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, awarding grants between $1,000 and $3,000 to conservation-oriented projects. Over the past decade the PPG Conservation and Sustainability Fund has supported over 204 projects in 56 countries.