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.

2023 Zoo Camp - sold out

A one-of-a-kind adventure awaits! A full week of Zoo Camp is packed with animal encounters, guided tours, themed classroom lessons, and more. Get ready to embark on an incredible journey for one wild week this summer!


These classes allow children and adults to explore the wonders of wildlife through unique programs that incorporate live animals, biofacts, and crafts. Please note the age requirements for each class; only those of the appropriate age will be admitted. Only children registered for the class will be permitted. The registration fee includes one child and one adult unless otherwise noted (The Doc Is In, Spotlight: Sea Lions, the Walking Tour, and Parents Night Out are children only). Zoo admission is also included. All classes are held at the Education Complex unless otherwise noted.

Our classes and camps are very popular and sell out quickly.  If you are unable to attend a class that you have registered for, please contact us ASAP so we can add someone from our wait list.  Refunds will only be issued if the Zoo cancels a class due to low enrollment or another unforeseen circumstance. We are no longer offering credit vouchers for missed classes, but we will accommodate requests to switch sessions when space allows. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Various Dates – Infants to age 5

Snuggle up and listen to a story, either at the Zoo or anywhere in the world! 


Various Dates – ages 2 and 3

Introduce your child to a world of wildlife and wonder through exciting Wildlife Academy programs designed just for toddlers.

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

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other classes

zoo u: animal enrichment

Grades 9-12

During this session of ZooU we will be answering these important questions all while working to build our own enrichment for one of Pittsburgh Zoo’s own animals! Join us this summer to learn all about animal enrichment through lessons, tours, and hands on activities!

cewhall workshop

Grades 7-11 rising

Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn how to train animals and successfully lead themselves, animals, and other people through positive relationship building, empathy, and teamwork.

twilight treks

Scouts (Grades K-5)

Calling all Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts grades (K-5) and their families: Join us for a special evening of fun-filled exploration as we trek through the Zoo after hours.