Wildlife Academy

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Our Wildlife Academy offers a wide range of fun, educational, and interactive programs for all ages, from infants to adults. There’s something for everyone!

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.

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.

Antarctica, The Frozen Continent: Lecture

Join us for a polar lecture to benefit the Zoo and local nonprofit Britsburgh, featuring a full breakfast, penguin visit, and speakers including Sally Wiggin.

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!

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.

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.