Offers & Discounts

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General Group Discounts

Getting a great group rate on daytime admission to the Zoo is easy! Single online plan-ahead purchases that include 15 or more general admission tickets of any age range automatically receive a $18 flat rate discount (effective January 1, 2024) on daytime admission tickets in their shopping cart. Single QR code confirmation can be shared with all guests in your group for easy entry at gates. Just pick what day you’d like to visit the Zoo and get started here.

To add a pavilion rental and/or catering, start by planning your event.

Educational Group options

Educational groups receive special discounted rates. Before purchasing tickets online, schools, colleges, day cares, scouts, camps, and other educational institutions can learn about school rates and options for additional classes. Plan your school group visit here.

RAD Summer Staycation Pass

The RAD Pass provides free and discounted reservations to cultural attractions in our region for Allegheny County residents ages 18 and up. Guests must make a reservation on by clicking “Reserve a Pass” to gain entry to the Zoo. Reservations are available on a limited release schedule and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about the RAD Pass program here. 

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Guests who receive food assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can gain general daytime Zoo admission any day for $3 each by presenting both their participating Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and matching photo ID at the admission gates. Up to four guests over the age of two may gain entry at the reduced rate. FAQ and more info here.

Military Admission

All active duty, reservists, and veterans of the United States military receive $5 off general daytime admission with proper identification (i.e. military ID, DD-214) on all operating days of the year. The Zoo offers FREE admission to active duty, reservists, and veterans with proper identification on select days: the full week between Armed Forces Day (May 18, 2024) through Memorial Day (May 27, 2024), as well as the specific days of Independence Day (July 4, 2024) and Veterans Day (November 11, 2024). This discount does not apply to family members or dependents of military personnel/veterans, nor to special ticketed Zoo events. Thank you to 84 Lumber for supporting our Military Admission Program.


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