In response to the COVID-19 situation in Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public. During this time, please reach out to for any event-related questions.


Hop into the Zoo for the annual, family-friendly Easter event. Create a themed craft, enjoy a tasty meal, and take a photo with the Easter Bunny.

SIP & SWIRL: Wine Tasting series

New Date TBD |  Friday, June 26 | Friday, November 13
Rotate around the Zoo during a three-part wine tasting series that includes live music, small bites, and animal visits!


Select Dates, March – August
Work out in the wild with our next series of Zumba and yoga classes at the Zoo. Punch cards available for one, five, or ten classes.


Friday, April 10
Celebrate the beginning of spring with the Easter Bunny!

wild earth day

Wednesday, April 22
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with animal enrichments and demonstrations, interactive games, and more!

Spotlight on Conservation: Earth Day

Sunday, April 26
Take a photographic journey from the African savanna to the coral reefs of Curaçao, and everything in between, while listening to stories from the man behind the lens, the Zoo’s Creative Director, Paul Selvaggio.

just zoo it: Youth Sports Day

Sunday, April 26
Lace up your cleats, put on your jersey, and grab your teammates! Activities will include a sports challenge, an obstacle course, and animal enrichments.


Saturday, May 9
Treat Mom to a delicious brunch while enjoying live entertainment, special animal visitors, and memorable photo opportunities.

Mother’s Day Celebration

Sunday, May 10
All moms receive free admission when accompanied by one or more of their children.

members only nightS

Thursday, May 28  |  Tuesday, June 30  |  Wednesday, July 22
Members can enter any time and stay after hours to enjoy food specials, gift shop discounts, a dance party, and more.

PPG Festival of Color

Saturday, May 30
See our animals explore their artistic side with “crafty” enrichments, while you enjoy sand art, chalk art, face painting, and t-shirt tie-dying.

Summer Safari

Groovin’ Through the Zoo

Friday, June 5
Kick off the summer season with a Rock’n Roar! Dance through the decades and enjoy themed musical entertainment, extensive libations, and delectable dishes.


Sunday, June 7
Step into the world of marine biology. Plus, new this year, your favorite Little Mermaid will be swimming by for a truly magical photo opportunity!

kids kingdom anniversary celebration

Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kids Kingdom with a different animal enrichment each day of the week.

FATHER’s Day Celebration

Sunday, June 21
All dads receive free admission when accompanied by one or more of their children.


Friday, July 10
Stop by the Zen Meditation Room, join a relaxing yoga class, learn techniques for relieving stress, and meet some ambassador animals.

ZooZiLLA 5K + ELE-Fun-Run

Saturday, July 18
New date and timing service!
Live results at the finish line and online, a new finish line chute, and more! Race through the Zoo at the new and improved ZooZilla 5K. Plus, younger races can sign up for the Ele-FUN-Run.

ZooBrew: All Zoo, All Brew

Friday, July 24
Introducing a bigger, bolder, better-than-ever ZooBrew with more Zoo, more animals, and best of all, more beer!


Friday, August 14
Join us for the Zoo’s biennial extravaganza and one of the most important fundraisers of the year!

grandparent’s day celebration

Sunday, September 13
All grandparents receive free admission and complimentary tram rides plus a free coffee or tea when accompanied by their grandchildren.


Saturdays & Sundays
October 17-18 & October 24-25

Visit the Trick-Or-Treat Trail, participate in the costume contest, and see the animals celebrate with their own Halloween-themed treats. Rain or shine, it’s a ghoulishly good time!