All Members receive:
- Free admission to the Zoo and Aquarium during regular business hours
- Free parking
- Discounted admission (50% off) to more than 100 other zoos and nature centers
- Free ZooInsider newsletter
- Discounts to educational classes and lectures
- Free admission to general admission daytime events
- Presales for select special events
- Exclusive digital content
- 10% discount at Zoo gift shops
- Additional perks in and around Pittsburgh
Starting January 1st, the Zoo will have an updated online ticketing system. This is an all-new way to purchase tickets, donate, check your Membership, and visit the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium!
- Existing Members will need to create a new account with the same email address to link their Membership and receive discounts. Members will only need to create and link this account once.
- Your Membership type, account number, active dates, auto-renewal settings, and active users are easy to check and update.
- Once logged in, Member discounts will automatically apply to eligible programs in your cart.
For Member questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Grow Wild Society with annual gift donations to the Zoo. Learn more.
Contributing Membership – $279
Contributing Membership includes up to 2 adults and all children under 18 years of age in a household, plus 20 guest admission passes.
Family Plus Membership – $209
Family Plus Membership includes up to 2 adults and all children under 18 years of age in a household, plus 10 guest admission passes.
Family Membership – $159
Family Membership includes up to 2 adults and all children under 18 years of age in a household.
Grandparents Membership – $159
Grandparents Membership includes up to 2 adults and all grandchildren under 18 years of age.
Dual Membership – $109
Dual Membership includes 2 adults under the age of 60.
Senior Couple Membership – $99
Senior Couple Membership includes 2 adults 60 years of age and older.
Individual Membership – $89
Individual Membership includes one individual under the age of 60.
Single Senior / Student Membership – $79
Includes one individual 60 years of age and older, or one student with a student ID.
*All Membership perks are subject to change.
*Physical printed Membership card is $5 while the digital card is free.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I have a question about the new Digital Membership card program.
Our Digital Membership information can be found here.
Do you have Membership gift certificates?
Yes, gift certificates are available for Memberships and can be purchased here.
May I bring a guest if the second adult listed on the card cannot attend?
All Memberships are non-transferable. Only the names listed on the card are admitted and photo ID is required. If you purchased a Membership with guest passes, you may use an available pass for an adult not on the Membership.
I purchased a Membership with guest passes, but did not receive them in the mail.
If you’ve purchased a Membership package that includes guest passes, your guest passes are digitally tracked within our system. We have discountinued the use of paper passes in our efforts to be more eco-friendly and for ease of use for our Members.
Can I buy or renew Memberships online?
Yes, you can do so here. Until your paper or digital card arrives, you can show your photo ID at the admissions window.
Can I purchase a Membership on the day of my visit?
Yes, Memberships can be purchased at the front entrance and will include your admission for that day.
What happens if I lose my card?
You can show your photo ID at the gate for admittance or apply for a duplicate card at the gate or by phone.
Is my Membership valid for one calendar year, or one year from the date of purchase?
Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of redemption.
When I renew my membership, how do you determine the new expiration date?
Memberships automatically renew from the current expiration date. If your Membership has lapsed, the new expiration date will be one year from the new purchase date.
When will I receive my Membership card?
Please allow two weeks for delivery if you are receiving a paper card; digital cards will be sent weekly. If you have not received your card after two weeks from purchasing your Membership, please contact our Membership office at 412-365-2534.
How do I add a guest?
The Family Plus Membership level comes with 10 guest admission passes. If you only have the Family Membership, you may upgrade for $50 and receive the guest admission passes. Please note that guest admission passes are only valid at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium and are valid for the length of your Membership.
Do you have a single parent Membership?
No, Memberships cover households. If only one adult resides in a household, only one is covered.
Can I purchase a Membership for my daycare?
No, Memberships cover households. Group rates are available for 15 or more people depending on your group type. Schools, daycares, scouts, and educational institutions can receive a special school discount on request; other group types can automatically receive a discount with our online ticketing system. Learn more on our Groups page
Can my childcare provider use my Membership card to bring my child(ren)?
Yes, your childcare provider must have your membership card when they arrive with your child(ren). Your child(ren) will receive free admission with your Membership card, and the childcare provider can use a guest admission (if applicable) or pay regular admission.
Do Members receive a discount in the gift shop?
Yes, you will receive a 10% discount on gift shop purchases (calendars, batteries, film, sale and edible items, media, tram rides, wagon and stroller rentals, and medicine are excluded). TOMS shoes are not included with the membership discount.
Digital Membership Cards Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the Zoo switching to digital Membership cards?
It is part of the Zoo’s mission to be conservation minded. A digital Membership card can save thousands of pounds of paper a year, plus the emissions created by mailing printed cards to you. Thank you for helping us save valuable resources and help the environment.
How do I add the digital Membership card to my phone?
For iPhone users: access the email from your smartphone and click the “Download” button, then click “Add to Wallet” and “Add.” The card will automatically be saved in your iPhone’s Apple Wallet and can be accessed at any time. If you do not see the email, please check your spam and promotions folders.
For Android users: download Wallet Passes from Google Play. Once you have the app, access the email from your smartphone and click the “Download” button. The card will automatically be saved in your Wallet Passes app and can be accessed at any time. If you do not see the email, please check your spam and promotions folders.
There is another named Member on my Membership, how can they receive the card?
Navigate to the back of the card and use the share icon (box with arrow in top right corner – iPhone users) or “Share Pass” link (Android users) to send the card to the other individual(s) named on your membership. Please note that all members must have a photo ID upon entry.
I prefer not to/am unable to use a digital membership card, what can I do?
Members who do not wish to use a digital membership card or who do not have a smartphone are welcome to present a photo ID at the admissions gates upon entry.
Pittsburghers: visiting another city with your Pittsburgh Zoo Membership
Your Membership to the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium includes a 50 percent discount on admission to the reciprocal zoos listed below and now you can also visit over 120 Nature Centers across the country too. Please note that participation in the reciprocal zoo program is voluntary and changes can occur. If you plan to visit one of these zoos, it is advised that you contact them to confirm that they will honor your Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium Membership discount. Other fees, such as parking or rides, are not discounted at reciprocal zoos.
Guests: visiting Pittsburgh from Another City
If you are visiting the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium from another area and have a membership to a different home zoo, the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium reciprocates 50 percent off admission for two adults and all children under 18 as named on the home zoo membership card. Guest privileges are not reciprocated. Discount applies to general Zoo admission but does not apply to special ticketed events. Photo ID is required. This list is subject to change at any time.
Quick Find: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nebraska New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia West Virginia Wisconsin Canada Mexico
Alaska SeaLife Center
Heritage Park Zoo
Little Rock Zoo
Aquarium of the Bay
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
California Living Museum
Charles Paddock Zoo
805-461-5080 ext 2105
Exotic Feline Breeds
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Happy Hollow Zoo
The Living Desert
Los Angeles Zoo
San Francisco Zoo
Santa Ana Zoo
714-953-8555 ext 13
Santa Barbara Zoo
805-962-5339 ext 114
719-561-1452 ext 116
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Lemur Conservation Foundation
Naples Zoo ($2 off)
St.Augustine Alligator Farm
Chehaw Wild Animal Park
Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii
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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Garden
812-435-6143 ext 413
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563-557-9545 ext 213
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
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Sedgwick County Zoo
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Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Buttonwood Park Zoo
508-991-4556 ext 10
Capron Park Zoo
Museum of Science
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The Zoo in Forest Park
Lake Superior Zoo
218-730-4500 ext 204
Como Park Zoo
Jackson Zoological Park
601-352-2580 ext 221
Dickerson Park Zoo
Kansas City Zoo
Endangered Wolf Center
Lincoln Children’s Zoo
Atlantic City Aquarium
Bergen County Zoo
Cape May County Zoo
Alameda Park Zoo
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park
607-724-5461 ext 222
New York State Zoo at Thompson Park
Ross Park Zoo
Staten Island Zoo
718-442-3100 ext 23
Thompson Park Zoo
The Utica Zoo
Red River Zoo
701-277-9240 ext 305
Roosevelt Park Zoo
African Safari Wildlife Park
1-800-521-2660 ext 7
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
541-679-6761 ext 210
Elmwood Park Zoo
610-277-3825 ext 275
Bramble Park Zoo
Great Plains Zoo
605-367-8313 ext 128
Lake Area Zoological Society
Cameron Park Zoo
El Paso Zoo
Ellen Trout Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo
956-546-7187 ext 310
Texas State Aquarium
The Texas Zoo
Oglebay’s Good Zoo
Henry Villas Zoo
North Eastern Wisconsin Zoo (NEW)
Ochsner Park Zoo
Zoo De Granby
Parque Zoologico de Leon
Whether you’re a new Zoo Member, or have been part of our family for years, there are always new and exciting perks, specials, and offers for Members only. Peruse the links below and find out why a Zoo Membership is truly a dynamic passport to fun.
All Members receive:
• Free admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium during regular business hours
• Free parking
• Discounted admission (50% off) to more than 100 other zoos and nature centers
• Free ZooInsider newsletter
• Discounts to educational classes and lectures
• Free admission to general admission daytime events
• 10% discount at Zoo gift shops
• Access to Members-Only evening events
If you shop at any Mihelic’s Shop N Save (Glenshaw, Pine’s Plaza, Rochester Road or Richland Mall), you can register your Perks Card and the Zoo benefits when you shop! Please fill out the application and take it to the customer service department.
Select the Zoo as your charity of choice and when you shop on smile.amazon.com, we receive a donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation.
All Membership perks are subject to change
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Beginning in July, Zoo Members can use code 2324ZOO to receive a discount on Pittsburgh Cultural Trust shows. To see available shows, please visit https://trustarts.org/promotion/show/106626
- Michael Misko – December 6 – January 24, Liberty Center
- The Girl From North Country – January 9-14, Benedum Center
- Moby Dick – February 2-3, Byham Theater
- Derek Hughes in Bag of Tricks January 17-February 4,2024 Liberty Magic
- My Fair Lady January 30-February 4,2024 Benedum Center
- Dragon Lady February 7-25,2024 O’Reilly Theater
- William Watt in The Hidden Show February 7-March 3,2024 Liberty Magic
- Song of the North February 17,2024 Byham Theater
- Rainbow Fish February 24,2024 Byham Theater
and many more!
To register by mail, print and fill out our Membership form and send to:
Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
Attn: Membership Department
One Wild Place Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Along with your Membership, please consider adopting an animal in someone’s honor!