Groups, Discounts & Offers

Wild Encounters

Get closer than you ever imagined with Wild Encounters at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.


Educational Groups

Schools, daycares, camps, and special needs organizations are eligible for exclusive opportunities and pricing. If you are planning a visit from an educational institution, please explore the options offered on our School Groups page, as these offerings are most appropriate for your group.

There are a variety of ways to enhance your visit or save on Zoo admission. If you are an educational group, please visit our Field Trips page. Planning an outing for a non-educational group (family reunion, senior center, private group, etc.) of 15 people or more? Want to peek behind the scenes and get closer than ever to your favorite animal? Or just looking to save a few bucks on your trip to the Zoo? This page has everything you need to tailor your experience to fit your needs and your budget.

Everyday Offers & Discounts

There are a variety of ways to save on Zoo admission. While educational and school groups should visit our field trips page, and groups of 15 or more can explore group tickets section below, there are several great ways individuals can save on general admission too.


AAA Members can pre-order discounted tickets valid for one year from date of purchase. Tickets are only available for Southwestern PA or Eastern Ohio residents, and can only be ordered using an IP address within these areas.

Giant Eagle

Beginning around Memorial Day, save $2 on admission tickets for adults and children by purchasing them from the customer service counters at participating Giant Eagle stores (while supplies last). Valid for ZooBoo. Tickets expire at the end of the year.

Shop ‘n Save

Present your Shop n’ Save Perks card at the gates for $1 off total admission (not to be combined with other offers).


All active duty, reservists, and veterans of the United States military receive free general admission with proper identification (i.e. military ID, DD-214). This discount does not apply to family members or dependents of military personnel/veterans. Thank you to GEICO for sponsoring this Military Admission program!


A Zoo Membership gives you unlimited visits and benefits all year. Visit our Membership page for more details.

Group Rates & Discounts