Monday, May 27

Kick off the summer season at the Zoo! Enjoy the day with family and friends. The day will be filled with a variety of animals receiving special enrichment.


June 3 – June 8

This week of fun celebrates the amazing animals who share our world. From anteaters to warty pigs, each day offers special animal enrichment experiences, crafts, touch tables, and a super scavenger hunt – all leading up to World Oceans Day.


June 12 and August 7

Families with members who have sensory processing needs are invited to explore the Zoo early on these quiet mornings. 

father’s day celebration

Sunday, June 16

Calling all wild dads! Fathers of all generations receive free entry when accompanied by their children.

Sponsored by Busy Beaver Building Centers


Friday, June 21

To culminate our 125th anniversary, celebrate the past, present, and future of the Pittsburgh Zoo at the social event of the summer season. Get ready for an evening of food, drinks, music, and animals!


Friday, June 28

Join us for this special after-hours inclusive and welcoming event for the LGBTQIA+ community. This special summer night promises family fun, including crafts, music, and vendors.

Sponsored by UPMC Health Plan

Breakfast with the animals

July 20, 21, 27, 28

Wake up on the wild side at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium with this special Christmas in July-themed Breakfast with the Animals! Experience a scrumptious breakfast and an up-close experience with our education ambassador animals.

zoobrew: flock party

Saturday, August 3rd

What better way to celebrate flamingos than to party like a flock star? Primp yourself in your prettiest pink and prepare to flamingle while enjoying craft beer samples and live music. 

Sponsored by Peoples

Please note: based upon current recommendations at time of any Zoo event, COVID safety measures may apply.

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Snack items provided by event vendors may contain or come into contact with WHEAT, EGGS, PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, and MILK. For more information, please email