ZOOmba & Zen

Our wildly unique fitness series offers a rare opportunity for participants to connect with their inner animal.

ZooZilla Run for the Gorillas 5K

Saturday, September 21
Runners, joggers, and walkers are all welcome to participate in one of Pittsburgh’s most challenging courses that weaves through the Zoo.

Boy Scout Day

Saturday, September 28
Don’t miss a minute of the fun with activities just for Boy Scouts, including Keeper sessions and special feedings! The Scout Shop booth will also be on grounds for all of your uniform and camping needs.


Sunday, October 6
The Zoo will be free to all guests as part of RADical Days, a 25-day celebration featuring free events, performances, and admission to organizations funded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

Antarctica, The Frozen Continent: Lecture

Join us for a polar lecture to benefit the Zoo and local nonprofit Britsburgh, featuring a full breakfast, penguin visit, and speakers including Sally Wiggin.


Trick-or-Treat throughout the Zoo at this daytime family favorite event. Enjoy two not-so-spooky haunted houses, a costume competition, and more!

Sip & Swirl

Sample wine from local and national wineries while enjoying PPG Aquarium and Water’s Edge exhibits at twilight.

Parents' Night Out

Looking for more than just a babysitter? Plan a special evening out while your kids enjoy a fun-filled experience at the Zoo!

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa

Our Member pre-sale begins Thursday, October 17. Registration for the general public opens Thursday, October 24.

PEnguins on parade

Watch as our penguins parade along the pathway outside the PPG Aquarium.

Noon Year’s Eve

Ring in the new year Zoo-style with a noon New Year’s Eve designed for the entire family. Count down to a noon ball-drop and let your party animal go wild.