Conservation Connections Zoo Camp | Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Early Closing - Friday, July 26

The Zoo will close early on Friday, July 26 as we prepare for our Summer Safari fundraising event. Gates will close at 2 p.m. and the park will close at 3 p.m.

Conservation Connections | Zoo Camp


For children AGES 10 & 11

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a global institution. With conservation projects located on all seven continents and four oceans, we are working to save animals worldwide. Through hands-on activities, games, and projects, learn how scientists, educators, and local citizens can work together to help wildlife in any neighborhood. Our week will culminate with a Conservation Carnival for family and friends on Friday afternoon at approximately 3:00pm.

Campers will be introduced to some of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's most fascinating residents. The week will be packed with animal encounters, guided tours behind-the-scenes, exciting classroom lessons, and other fun activities. Program themes are designed to be fun and engaging for each age group. Snacks are generously provided by Giant Eagle. Full day campers are responsible for bringing their own lunches Monday-Thursday. On Friday, a pizza lunch is provided by the Zoo.

All classes are conducted by experienced teachers and college students, each of whom are current with the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History (Childline), and FBI Criminal Background Check. The Zoo cannot be responsible for, or dispense, any medications to campers.

Campers may only attend one week of Conservation Connections Zoo Camp (dates listed below) in addition to one week of Vet Camp, either July 1-3 or August 12-14.

Please note: We understand that children outside of this age group may want to attend, but we ask that only those of the appropriate age group join us. Our classes and programs are designed specifically for the age group listed.

All sessions for this age group are sold out.

Animal Adventures

Zoo Camp

For children

AGES 10 & 11

All sessions for this age group are sold out.
Drop-Off: 9-9:15 a.m.
Pick-Up: 4 p.m.
Teachers meet guardians and campers in the main Zoo parking lot for pick-up and drop-off.
Members $270
Non-members $320

Prices listed are for the full week.

Conservation Connections

Ages 10 & 11
Full day sessions

July 8-12* - Sold Out!
July 15-19 - Sold Out!
July 22-26 - Sold Out!
July 29-August 2 - Sold Out!
August 5-9* - Sold Out!
August 12-16 - Sold Out!

All sessions are sold out!  Please email to be placed on the waiting list.  Be sure to include which week of camp you're interested in.


Extended Care

*Extended care is available on select dates. Full day campers may attend morning and afternoon sessions, as needed. Please register for the extended care that coincides with your registered camp week.

Cost: $10 per morning or afternoon session.

Morning Extended Care: 7:45 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Afternoon Extended Care: 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Extended Care AM Registration

Extended Care PM Registration

Full Week AM and PM Extended Care Registration

Members should sign in with their email address and password in the upper right corner of the quantity page (after you click the registration button) to receive the Member discount in their cart. Your Membership must be current at the time of registration.  To check your Membership status prior to registering, please call our Membership department at 412-365-2534.

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If multiple dates are available for registration, once you select the registration link you will be able to select other dates available, as well as times, when applicable.

If you continue to experience issues registering for the class or program of your choice, please call our Education Reservations Department at 412-365-2528 or email

Prefer to mail-in your registration? Print out this form and mail to:

Education Reservations
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Mail-In Form