Zoo TV 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.

Zoo TV | Zoo Camp


For children AGES 12 & 13

Lights, camera, action! You and your fellow campers will work in groups to write, direct, and star in your own "Commercial for Conservation". Throughout the week, we'll discuss current conservation topics, investigate the problems facing endangered species, and brainstorm possible solutions to environmental issues. Each day's activities will be inspired by popular TV shows and our week will culminate with a commercial premiere party for family and friends on Friday at approximately 3:15pm.

Students 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 Zoo TV Zoo Camp (dates listed below) in addition to one week of of Vet Camp, either July 1-3 or August 12-14.

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 12 & 13

Various dates available. See below.
Drop-Off: 9-9:15 a.m.
Pick-Up: 4 p.m.
Teachers meet guardians and campers in the main Zoo parking lot for pick-up and drop-off.
Members $270
Non-members $320

Prices listed are for the full week.

Zoo TV

Ages 12 & 13
Full day sessions only

July 15-19
August 5-9* - Sold Out!

We are no longer taking names for the waiting list.

Extended Care

*Extended care is available on select dates. 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 educationinfo@pittsburghzoo.org.

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

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