Family Overnights | Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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.

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This program is part of our

Wildlife Academy

For families with children

ages 6-12

Friday, October 12 - Saturday, October 13
Saturday, November 10 - Sunday, November 11
Saturday, December 1 - Sunday, December 2

See below for themes of each overnight.
6 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Location varies with overnight.
Very Zooperstitious & When I Grow Up...

Members $40/person
Non-members $50/person

Penguins & Pancakes

Members $50/person
Non-members $60/person

Very Zooperstitious

Date: Friday, October 12 - Saturday, October 13
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Fee: Members $40/person
Non-members $50/person 

It's a cool, dark night. A black cat just ran past your feet, a bat swoops down, and you see a set of glowing eyes in front of you. Maybe you are starting to feel scared; maybe you are feeling a little superstitious.  Come join us at the zoo for a night of fun and good luck! Learn which animals are considered lucky and bust some animal myths along the way.

Very Zooperstitious FAQ

Very Zooperstitious Registration

When I Grow Up...   SOLD OUT!

Date: Saturday, November 10 - Sunday, November 11
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Fee: Members $40/person
Non-members $50/person 

Have you ever said, "When I grow up, I want to care for animals"? Join us for a fun-filled evening as we explore the Zoo's Working Wild exhibit and learn what it takes to be a zookeeper, veterinarian, researcher, or even a zoo director.  Who knows, maybe when you grow up, you'll be, you'll be in charge of the zoo.

When I Grow Up FAQ


Penguins & Pancakes     SOLD OUT!

Date: Saturday, December 1 - Sunday, December 2
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Fee: Members $50 per person, child and adult
Non-members $60 per person, child and adult

Join us on a journey south as we uncover facts about the South Pole's most famous resident, penguins! These birds are sure to melt your heart! In the morning, we'll waddle our way to a special breakfast in the Zoo's Jambo Grill restaurant.

Penguins & Pancakes 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