Teen Programs

Students in middle school and high school can become a part of the Zoo’s research team in the KidScience program, take in-depth classes through Zoo U., learn what it means to be a zookeeper through Keeper Interactions, or volunteer with the Zoo through the summer Zoo Teens program.

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.

Sunday, March 15 session has been cancelled.

Keeper Interactions

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


For Grades 6-8. KidScience is a year-long program designed to introduce middle school students to methods and principles related to conservation biology.

Zoo U.

For Grades 9-12. The Zoo U. program offers semester-based courses that allow high school students to explore new areas of science and conservation.

Zoo Teens

Ages 14-17. A summer volunteer program is a great way to learn more about animals and zoo careers.