Sip & Swirl | Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Sip & Swirl

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Wine tastings. Small bites. Live music. And animals!

At the first-ever Sip & Swirl fundraising event, guests can sample wine from local and national wineries and vineyards while enjoying the PPG Aquarium and Water’s Edge venues and exhibits at twilight.

Your ticket includes:

  • Admission to the Sip & Swirl wine tasting event.
  • Wine tastings from a variety of wineries.
  • Bites from the Zoo’s exclusive caterer, Taste.
  • Up-close animal encounters.
  • Live music.
  • Access to view animal exhibits in the PPG Aquarium and Water’s Edge venues, including sea otters and penguins.
  • A walk-through art exhibit displaying paintings made by our very own Zoo animals. (All animal art will be available for purchase at the event.)
  • One complimentary wine tasting glass per person.
  • The opportunity to purchase bottles of wine from participating wineries.
  • Free parking.
Proceeds from this fundraising event will help support the wild residents of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium as well as wildlife conservation efforts around the world.

Member pre-sale begins February 18
General ticket sales begin February 21


Sip & Swirl is an adults-only event. Guests must be at least 21 years old and present a valid photo ID at entry. No guests under 21 years of age will be admitted. Guests without a valid photo ID will not be permitted to enter the event.

This event will be held rain or shine.

Tickets are non-refundable and are only valid for the date listed on the ticket.

Comfortable shoes are encouraged! The venue is a short walk from the Zoo entrance.

Member Presale

Begins February 18

General Ticket Sales

Begin February 21

Friday, April 5
6 to 9 p.m.
PPG Aquarium and Water's Edge venues
Member pre-sale begins February 18
General ticket sales begin February 21


$50/person
Ticket includes wine tastings, food, free parking, and more!