Various dates in June and July

Get ready to learn about different cultures at our World Wednesdays Series! We will be showcasing diverse groups through Pittsburgh.


Thursday, June 8

Join us for World Ocean Day as we step into the world of marine biology! Learn all about the amazing and mysterious waters the residents of the Aquarium call home.


Friday, June 9

Come celebrate the Zoo’s 125th anniversary with a one of a kind Pittsburgh Party. Let out your inner YINZER and celebrate the evolution of not only the Zoo, but our amazing city of Pittsburgh. Enjoy a traditional cookie table, Pittsburgh firsts, famous foods, live music, local performances, and more!

father’s day celebration

Sunday, June 18

Fathers of all generations receive free general admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium when accompanied by their child! 

Sponsored by Busy Beaver Building Centers, Inc.

family pride night

Friday, June 30

Celebrate Pride and LGBTQIA+ communities with a variety of fun, inclusive activities for families of all ages. Enjoy an evening at the Zoo with crafts, music, and animal visits.

Sponsored by UPMC Health Plan

Pancakes with parents

July 22 – 23

We are celebrating all parents with this new event! Get treated to a tasty breakfast along with other fun activities before heading out to explore the Zoo for the day. General Admission is included. 

zoobrew: decades

Saturday, July 29

Party animals of the human kind are invited to enjoy a variety of craft beer samples and delicious bites while strolling through the Zoo!

Please note: based upon current recommendations at time of any Zoo event, COVID safety measures may apply.

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Snack items provided by event vendors may contain or come into contact with WHEAT, EGGS, PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, and MILK. For more information, please email