There’s so much to learn at the Zoo

Find out about our classes for individuals and families on this page. Looking to connect a group of people, like your school, scouts, or community group, to in-person or virtual Zoo classes? Learn more here.


Spend a week this summer exploring some of the most amazing creatures on the planet through fun-filled, educational Zoo Camp programs!  The week will be packed with animal encounters, exclusive tours, exciting classroom lessons and other fun activities.  Program themes are designed to be fun and engaging for each group.

*Membership discount for Zoo Camp excludes Individual and Student Memberships.

Send a student to Zoo Camp through the Zoo Campership Fund. Learn more on the Zoo Camp page. This program is proudly supported by PNC Bank.

Youth Programs

zoo camp STORY TIME

Friday, September 13

Infants – Age 3

Snuggle up and listen to a story at the Zoo!

Homeschool Day

Tuesday, September 24

All Ages 2+

Join us for Homeschool Day at the Zoo and become an Animal Champion! 

Parents’ Night Out

Saturday, September 28

Ages 4 – 11

Looking for more than just a babysitter? Plan a special evening while your kids enjoy a fun-filled experience at the Zoo!

Teen Trip to the ICC

Thursday or Friday, August 15 or 16

Grades 6-12

All aboard for a field trip from the Pittsburgh Zoo to Somerset’s International Conservation Center! Find out what it takes to become an elephant keeper and what keepers do daily.

Junior Conservationists: Great Migrations

Saturdays, October-December

Grades 6-8

This fall, we will look into the intriguing world of animal migrations. 

Zoo U: Deadly Venom

Saturdays, September-November

Grades 9-12

Our fall series will focus on deadly animals that use venom as a specialized defense mechanism.

Scout Programs


Various Dates

Grades 1-6

Looking to take your scout troop on an exciting new adventure?  Discover the animal kingdom in-person and hands-on with your troop.  These programs are designed and curated just for scout troops.

adult Programs

Zoo Logic Book Club

Sunday, September 29

Get cozy with a book, then meet live animals related to the topic!

Looking for Programs at the ICC?

The International Conservation Center in Somerset also hosts events and programs. Click below to learn more!

Events at the ICC

Check back regularly for new programs and returning favorites, like Zoo Camp.

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