Veterinary Camp | Zoo Camp


For children AGES 10 – 13

If you are interested in becoming a veterinarian, this camp is for you! Work alongside Zoo vets as they care for more than 9,000 animals. Through tours, demonstrations, and hands-on opportunities, you will discover what veterinary medicine is all about.

Campers will be introduced to some of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s most fascinating residents. The week will be packed with animal encounters, guided tours behind-the-scenes, exciting classroom lessons, and other fun activities. Program themes are designed to be fun and engaging for each age group. Snacks are generously provided by Giant Eagle.

All classes are conducted by experienced teachers and college students, each of whom is current with the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History (Childline), and FBI Criminal Background Check. The Zoo cannot be responsible for, or dispense, any medications to campers.

Campers may only attend one session of Veterinary Camp in additon to one week of regular Zoo Camp. (Content for 2020 Vet Camp is the same as in previous years. Due to the popularity of this camp, we ask previous attendees who would like to register to call 412-365-2528 to be placed on a waiting list so newcomers might have an opportunity to register for this camp.)

Please note: We understand that siblings outside of this age group may want to attend, but we ask that only children of the appropriate age group join us. Our classes and programs are designed specifically for the age group listed.

Various classes and times are available. Scroll below to register.

Animal Adventures

Vet Camp

 For children

AGES 10 – 13

August 3-5

Drop-Off: 9 a.m.
Pick-Up: Noon

Only half-day sessions are available for Veterinary Camp.
Vet Camp runs Monday-Wednesday.

Teachers meet guardians and campers in the main Zoo parking lot for pick-up and drop-off.


Prices are for Monday-Wednesday.

Veterinary Camp

Ages 10-13
Monday – Wednesday
Half-day sessions only.

August 3-5


Members should sign in with their email address and password in the upper right corner of the quantity page (after you click the registration button) to receive the Member discount in their cart. Your Membership must be current at the time of registration. To check your Membership status prior to registering, please call our Membership department at 412-365-2534.

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If multiple dates are available for registration, once you select the registration link you will be able to select other dates available, as well as times, when applicable.

If you continue to experience issues registering for the class or program of your choice, please call our Education Reservations Department at 412-365-2528 or email

Prefer to mail-in your registration? Print out this form and mail to:

Education Reservations
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206