Support the animals AND VISIT AS MUCH AS YOU’D LIKE!


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

Membership Packages

Donor Membership
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.



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.

Who can I contact with questions about Membership benefits or to update my information?
Please reach out to the Membership department at 412-365-2534 or


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   District of Columbia   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


Montgomery Zoo


Alaska SeaLife Center


Heritage Park Zoo


Little Rock Zoo


Aquarium of the Bay

Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Charles Paddock Zoo
805-461-5080 ext 2105


Exotic Feline Breeds

Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Happy Hollow Zoo

The Living Desert
ext 2111

Los Angeles Zoo

San Francisco Zoo

Santa Ana Zoo
714-953-8555 ext 13

Santa Barbara Zoo
805-962-5339 ext 114


Pueblo Zoo
719-561-1452 ext 116


Beardsley Zoological Gardens


Brandywine Zoo

District of Columbia

National Zoo


Florida Aquarium

Lemur Conservation Foundation

Naples Zoo ($2 off)

St.Augustine Alligator Farm


Chehaw Wild Animal Park


Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii


Zoo Idaho

Tautphaus Park

Zoo Boise


Cosley Zoo

Henson Robinson Zoo

Miller Park Zoo

Scovill Zoo


Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Garden
812-435-6143 ext 413

Potawatomi Zoo

Washington Park Zoo


Blank Park Zoo

Natl. Miss. River Museum
563-557-9545 ext 213


David Traylor Zoo of Emporia

Hutchinson Zoo

Lee Richardson Zoo

Sedgwick County Zoo

Tanganyika Wildlife Park



Alexandria Zoo

Baton Rouge Zoo

Zoosiana Zoo of Acadia


Catoctin Wildlife Preserve

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Salisbury Zoo


Buttonwood Park Zoo
508-991-4556 ext 10

Capron Park Zoo

Museum of Science

Franklin Park Zoo

The Zoo in Forest Park

Stone Zoo


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

Sealife Aquarium


Lincoln Children’s Zoo

New Jersey

Atlantic City Aquarium

Bergen County Zoo

Cape May County Zoo

New Mexico

Alameda Park Zoo

Albuquerque BioPark

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

New York

Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park
607-724-5461 ext 222

New York State Zoo at Thompson Park

Staten Island Zoo
718-442-3100 ext 23

Thompson Park Zoo

Trevor Zoo

The Utica Zoo

North Dakota

Chahinkapa Zoo

Dakota 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


Wildlife Safari
541-679-6761 ext 210


Elmwood Park Zoo
610-277-3825 ext 275

Erie Zoo

South Dakota

Bramble Park Zoo

Great Plains Zoo
605-367-8313 ext 128

Lake Area Zoological Society


Brights Zoo

Chattanooga Zoo

Nashville Zoo


Abilene Zoo

Amarillo Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo

El Paso Zoo

Ellen Trout Zoo

Gladys Porter Zoo
956-546-7187 ext 310

Texas State Aquarium

The Texas Zoo


Tracy Aviary

Willow Park


Mill Mountain

West Virginia

Oglebay’s Good Zoo


Henry Villas Zoo

Jo-Don Farms

North Eastern Wisconsin Zoo (NEW)

Ochsner Park Zoo


Toronto Zoo

Zoo De Granby

Leon, Mexico

Parque Zoologico de Leon
extension 102

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

National Geographic Live at the Pittsburgh Playhouse

Pittsburgh Zoo Members save 25% on tickets to the Pittsburgh Playhouse presents National Geographic Live—Ami Vitale: Wild Hope, Friday, January 27th at 7pm at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 350 Forbes Avenue downtown. Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her personal odyssey—from documenting the heartbreaking realities of war to witnessing the inspiring power of an individual to make a difference. Her work has taken her to more than 100 countries. She’s lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.”  Get tickets online at and enter coupon code PGHZOO to save 25%, or mention the Zoo when you call the box office at 412.392.8000.

Around the City: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Members of the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium can also take advantage of unique opportunities and discounts around Pittsburgh. Click the links in each offer for more details or to print required documents.

Special Note: To purchase tickets for any Trust show, you may visit or visit the links below for a specific series. Before you make your purchase, you will need to enter the promo code 2223ZOO to see all valid performances and ticket prices offered under the Trust’s promo code, or you may call 412-471-6930 M-F 9:00 am – 4:00pm to order over the phone. Performances offering discount are not available until after tickets go on sale to the public.

Tickets may also be purchased for the entire Pittsburgh Cultural District at

For information regarding the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s health and safety information visit

Upcoming Shows:


Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2023, at the Benedum Center

Discount Price: $69.25, $51.25 or $33.25 Saturday or Sunday at 2 pm

Discount Price: $62.25, $46.25 or $30.25 Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at 7:30 pm

Reg Price: $76.25, $56.25 or $36.25

More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is BLUE MAN GROUP and now it’s your turn! BLUE MAN GROUP returns to Pittsburgh for a limited engagement on their new North American tour. It’s everything you know and love about BLUE MAN GROUP—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy—the men are still blue, but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.


Every BLUE MAN GROUP performance is a party! While this production is friendly for the whole family, please note it features loud music, bright lighting, strobe lights, haze and other atmospheric effects.  Please also be aware that there are moments of audience participation and that certain physical elements of the show, including paint and other non-toxic materials, may reach some members of the audience.



Friday, May 12, 2023, at the Benedum Center 7 pm

Discount Price: $85.94, $51.09, $42.59 or $34.09

Reg Price: $100.00, $59.00, $49.00 or $39.00

Pittsburgh – Get ready to move it, move it – join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they escape New York Central Park Zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. Based on the Dreamworks® movie, Madagascar The Musical Live! will have audiences of all-ages cheering and dancing as the crack-a-lackin’ friends find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Featuring new songs written for the stage, a bevy of dancing menageries and even some puppets, Madagascar The Musical Live! is an out-of-this zoo fun experience of friendship and more!

Madagascar The Musical Live! is produced by Red Tail Live and The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.


Extended AGAIN!


 Now-March 26, 2023, at Liberty Magic Sundays at 2 pm

Discount Price: $22.63

Reg Price: $25.00

Forget everything you know about magicians pulling rabbits out of top hats. Mr. Messado brings a fresh new take on the age-old art of prestidigitation. Join superstar magician Mr. Messado for his new astonishing play designed exclusively for Liberty Magic. Time tested through thousands of performances at appearances around the world, schools, company events, private parties and more, Mr. Messado’s Magic School for the Young and Young at Heart will have both teens AND adults amazed from start to finish! This 60-minute spectacular, featuring a combination of stunning magic and clean comedy, is full of interactive wonder. Whether it be shouting the magic words from the comfort of your seats or by coming up on stage to be trained as a magical assistant, every member of your party will actively participate throughout the show.  Mr. Messado’s story begins on the TV screen of his grandmother’s Philadelphia living room where global stars like Michael Jackson and David Copperfield ignited a love for entertainment and storytelling. In this deeply personal, hilarious and engaging performance you’ll get to know the mister behind the magic, the rabble-rousing raconteur behind the cape, the magic mentor who is Mr. Messado.

This unique family friendly matinee takes place each Sunday at Liberty Magic, our one-of-a-kind intimate speakeasy with only 67 seats in 4 rows, typically reserved only for adults. Mr. Messado’s Magic School for the Young and Young at Heart is recommended for ages 13+. Little brothers and sisters 6 years and older can tag along. No tattletales, snitches, or cheats.

FAQ: Age Requirements. We have found that kids 5 years of age and under won’t understand most of what is happening in this sophisticated magical play, and will probably start to wiggle in their seats because they don’t have the attention span to sit and watch

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.

Amazon Smile

Select the Zoo as your charity of choice and when you shop on, we receive a donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation.

All Membership perks are subject to change

Mail-In Registration

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

Print Form

Contact Us

For questions or concerns, call our Membership office at 412-365-2534 or email us at


Along with your Membership, please consider adopting an animal in someone’s honor!