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

All Members receive:

  • Free admission to the Zoo and PPG 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
  • Additional perks in and around Pittsburgh

Membership Packages

Donor Membership
Join the Grow Wild Society with annual gift donations to the Zoo. Learn more.

Contributing Membership – $279
Family 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 – $189
Family Membership includes up to 2 adults and all children under 18 years of age in a household, plus 10 guest admission passes.

Family Membership – $139
Family Membership includes up to 2 adults and all children under 18 years of age in a household.

Grandparents Membership – $139
Grandparents Membership includes up to 2 adults and all grandchildren under 18 years of age.

Dual Membership – $99
Dual Membership includes 2 adults under the age of 60.

Senior Couple Membership – $89
Senior Couple Membership includes 2 adults 60 years of age and older.

Individual Membership – $79
Individual Membership includes one individual under the age of 60.

Single Senior / Student Membership – $69
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 Membershipship 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 & PPG 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 when arrangements are made at least two weeks in advance. Please visit the Group Sales page of our website for more information.

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

Help! How can I get technical support for my new digital Membership card?
Please email

Pittsburghers: visiting another city with your Pittsburgh Zoo Membership

Your Membership to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG 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 & PPG 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 & PPG Aquarium from another area and have a membership to a different home zoo, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG 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


Pocatello Zoo

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


Alexandria Zoo

Brecs 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

Columbus Zoo
(614) 645-3550


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 Zoo and PPG 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

Around the City: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Members of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG 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 2122ZOO 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

RIVERDANCE, April 26-28, 7:30 pm, Benedum Center

Riverdance, as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance–beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the magic of Riverdance all over again.

For over 25 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven-minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of two decades of touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.

Discount: $64.98, $61.38 or $25.00 (Reg: $71.50-$36.50)


ROCK’N REMEMBER LIVE!,  Sat, April 30, 4:00 and 8:00 pm, Benedum Center

Spotlight Productions has assembled seven great shows in one, featuring legendary artists from the ’60s and featuring their biggest hits including: Lou Christie,Gary Puckett and the Union Gap,Charlie Thomas’ Drifters,The Chiffons,PBS Star Chris Ruggiero,The Marcels, Special Guest- Jimmie Ross

Discount: $125.00, $71.73, $62.73, $53.73, $44.73 and $35.73 (Reg: $125.00-$39.00)


CELTIC ILLUSION, Wed, May 4, 7:30 pm, Byham Theater

Fusing contemporary Irish Dance with magic and grand illusions, Celtic Illusion features a cast of champion and internationally acclaimed dancers, including performers from both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Displaying some of the fastest taps in the world, the dancers’ thunderous rhythm fills the stage in perfect unison. Celtic Illusion is led by Australia’s Anthony Street, the first Australian to perform leading roles in Michael Flatley’s widely acclaimed Lord of the Dance, including the very role that Michael Flatley originally performed himself.

Since its premiere in 2011, Celtic Illusion has played to sold-out audiences across Australia and recently completed sold out a tour in Canada in 2020.

Discount: $59.80, $50.80, $41.80 or $32.80 (Reg: $65.75-$35.75)


LIBERTY MAGIC, Date and times vary

Mysterious Maks in TELEPATIYA Weds, April 27-Sun, May 1

Naathan Phan in THE POLYMATH OF MAGIC Weds, May 4-Sun, May 29

Mr. Messado’s SCHOOL OF MAGIC FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART Sun May 22-Sun, Sept 25 Sundays only

Mr. Messado in RINGISTRY Weds, Jun 1-Sun, June 19

Paul Gertner in STEEL CITY MIRACLES Wed, Jun 22-Sun, Jul 3

Paige Thompson PAGES OF TIME Weds, Jul 6-Sun, Jun 31

Guy Hollingworth in THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE Wed, Aug 10-Sun, Oct 2

Dates and time subject to change

Discount: $36.13 non-prime performances or $40.63 prime performances general admission (Reg: $40.00 non-prime performances or $45.00 prime performances)



Discount: $10.00 first performance, second performance $5.00 (Reg: $12.00)


AIN’T TOO PROUD, May 17-22, Times vary, Benedum Center

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one.

Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, Ain’t Too Proud tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.

The unforgettable story of this legendary quintet is set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more.

Written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys) and featuring the Tony-winning choreography of Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!), Ain’t Too Proud launches their first national tour to over 50 cities across America.

Ephraim Sykes and the cast of Ain’t Too Proud. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Discount: $102.00, $79.85, $66.35 or $29.00 not available for Saturday matinee or evening (Reg: $120.00-$33.00)



DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, Sat, May 22, 3:00 and 6:30 pm, Byham Theater

“Won’t you ride along with me?” Daniel Tiger and all his friends from the beloved Emmy Award-winning PBS KIDS television series are hopping back aboard Trolley for DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE!

In this whimsical, family-friendly theatrical event, Daniel Tiger and his family and friends take audiences on an interactive and exciting adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others, and celebrating new experiences. The live show features new songs as well as fan-favorites from the series, including the beloved “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” The live theatrical production is filled with music, dancing, and wonderful surprises that will warm the hearts of preschoolers, parents, and grandparents alike.

Mills Entertainment is pleased to bring you this theatrical production with enhanced safety protocols in place. In addition to the safety measures put in place by our venue partners, Mills Entertainment requires all attendees over the age of two to wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, our flexible refund policy empowers a patron who is experiencing a fever or not feeling well to stay home. While the show must go on, we are committed to bringing live entertainment back safely and creating an environment for our audience members, crew and cast members to enjoy this experience with an enhanced level of protection.

Join Daniel, O the Owl, Miss Elaina, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday, and more familiar friends when they come to your Neighborhood!

Discount: $42.93 or $33.93 (Reg: $47.00-$37.00)


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 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 & PPG 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!