Story Time 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.

Story Time | Zoo Camp


For children AGES INFANT - 3 YEARS with an adult.

Introduce your child to a world of wildlife and wonder through story time at the Zoo. Children will hear a story, meet animals, and sing songs during these exciting classes designed just for infants and toddlers. Class fees for this program are per person; all participants over the age of two (including adults) must pre-register using the link below. Only children under two are free and do not need to be registered. Story Times typically sell out; therefore walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Registration also includes general Zoo admission.

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. 

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

Animal Adventures

Zoo Camp

For children


Various dates available. See below.
Length of Class: 30 minutes
10:00 am
11:00 am
Education Complex
Fee per class:

Members $5 / person
Non-members $10 / person

*Children under 2 years of age are free with a paying adult.

Story Time

Friday mornings at  10 a.m. or 11 a.m.
To choose a different date or time than the one shown after you click the registration button below, please click on "Other Dates/Other Times".

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

July 19 or 26

All July Story Time sessions are sold out.  Please email to be placed on the waiting list. Please be sure to indicate the date/time you'd like to attend.

Elmer by David McKee

August 2, 9, or 16

Sold Out Dates/Times: 
August 2 @ 10 am
August 9 @ 10 am & 11 am
August 16  @ 10 am

Story Time 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