Classes & Programs

Family Overnights

Fun at the Zoo doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. Overnights are an exciting way to experience the animal kingdom. Families with children ages 6-12.

Parents' Night Out

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

Story Time |
Infant - 5 YRS

Introduce your child to a world of wildlife and wonder through story time at the Zoo. Children will hear a story, meet animals, and sing songs. For infants to children 5 years of age.

Zoo Tots | Ages 2 & 3

Introduce your child to a world of wildlife and wonder through exciting Wildlife Academy programs designed just for toddlers. For children AGES 2 & 3 with an adult.

Zoo Kids | Ages 4 & 5

Take your child on an hour-long adventure discovering nature through hands-on animal interactions, crafts, and bio-facts. For children AGES 4 & 5 with an adult.

Child-Only Classes | Ages 6-12

Discover all of the care that goes in to keeping our animals happy and healthy through up close animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, and hands-on activities.

Pizza with the Keepers

For Grades 9-12. Join some of our animal care staff for lunch and find out what it’s really like to work at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

Nature's Wreath

One of our most popular programs is back for the holiday season! The Zoo’s talented horticulturists will offer guidance as you create a decorative masterpiece to enliven your holiday décor.

Winter Mini-Camp | Ages 5-9

Participants will learn about a new topic each day through live animal visits, craft projects, and exciting zoo tours. Children can choose to participate for one or both days.

Keeper Interactions

For Grades 9-12. Shadow a zookeeper, tour animal areas, and chat with keepers and aquarists about the work they love.