Family Overnights | 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.

Family Overnights


 Overnights are designed for families with adults and children ages 6-12.

Fun at the Zoo doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. Overnights are an exciting way to experience the animal kingdom. All overnights include animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, a late-night snack, and continental breakfast (unless otherwise noted).

Please note: We understand that siblings outside of this age group may want to attend, but we ask that only children of the appropriate age group join us. Our classes and programs are designed specifically for the age group listed. Overnights are also designed for families rather than groups or parties.

Register Below

This program is part of our

Wildlife Academy

For families with children

ages 6-12

Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23
Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25

See below for themes of each overnight.
6 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Location varies with overnight.
Members $40/person
Non-members $50/person

*Overnights with a full meal:
Members $55/person
Non-members $65/person

Adventures in the Amazon - Date: Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Fee: Members $40 per person, child and adult
Non-members $50 per person, child and adult

Welcome to the Jungle!  The Amazon is an amazing place, full of all sorts of unusual and interesting animals, some of whom also call the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium home. Come meet them and enjoy adventures of Amazonian proportions without the 3,000 mile trek.

Adventures in the Amazon FAQ

This overnight is sold out.  We are no longer taking names for the waiting list.

Save the Date!
Finding the Fantastic Overnight - Date: Saturday, September 21 - Sunday, September 22

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Fee: Members $40 per person, child and adult
Non-members $50 per person, child and adult

Finding the Fantastic Registration

Finding the Fantastic FAQ

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