Conservation Connections | Zoo Camp


For children AGES 8 & 9

Who is the most extreme? Discover amazing animal adaptions that help some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth survive. Along the way you will meet a wide variety of animals from all corners of the Zoo. On Friday, your vote will help choose the ultimate extreme survivor of the animal world.

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 Extreme Animals Zoo Camp (dates listed below) in addition to Zoo Crew specialty camp July 1-3.

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.

Various classes and times are available. Scroll below to register.


Animal Adventures

Zoo Camp

 For children

AGES 8 & 9

Various dates available. See below.

Drop-Off: 9-9:15 a.m.

Half Day Pick-Up: Noon
Full Day Pick-Up: 4 p.m.

Teachers meet guardians and campers in the main Zoo parking lot for pick-up and drop-off.

Members $190 Half Day, $270 Full Day
Non-members $220 Half Day, $320 Full Day

Prices listed are for the full week.

Extreme Animals

Ages 8 & 9
Half day or full day sessions available

Half Day Sessions:

August 5-9* – SOLD OUT

Please email us to be placed on the waiting list.

Full Day Sessions:

August 5-9* – SOLD OUT
August 12-16 – SOLD OUT

Extended Care

*Extended care is available on select dates. Half day campers may only attend morning sessions. 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