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A Gift Membership allows your gift recipient to activate their 1-Year Membership when they’re ready to start using it.
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Along with your Membership, please consider adopting an animal in someone’s honor as well! Visit our Adopt An Animal page to learn more.
We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to our Members for their continued support. As we forgo visitor admission for the foreseeable future, our Members have been more important than ever. Therefore, we will be extending all Memberships to account for the time the Zoo is closed.
While the Zoo remains closed to the public, our dedicated caretakers and veterinarians continue to provide the highest standards of care and welfare for our animals on site. However, with limited revenue, our animals need us more now than ever!
By becoming a Member, can help support the 7,000 animal residents that call the Zoo home. Plus, you can visit as many times as you’d like!
Sign up for a new Zoo Membership now to receive a 10% discount. Just enter promo code Forward at check-out. New Memberships will not start until we reopen to the public. Offer not valid on gift certificates.
Whether you’re a new Zoo Member, or have been part of our family for years, there are always exciting perks and specials exclusively for all Members.
- Free admission to the Zoo and Aquarium during regular business hours
- Free parking
- Discounted admission (50% off) to more than 100 other zoos & 100 Nature Centers!
- Free Zoo Insider newsletter
- Discounts to educational classes and lectures
- Free admission to all daytime events like ZooBoo
- 10% discount at Zoo gift shops
- Special Members’ evenings
Want to be even more involved? Discover our Donor Membership level which includes additional Zoo-immersive perks.
Join the Grow Wild Society with annual gift donations to the Zoo. Learn more.
Contributing Membership – $250
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 – $175
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 – $125
Family Membership includes up to 2 adults and all children under 18 years of age in a household.
Grandparents Membership – $125
Grandparents Membership includes up to 2 adults and all grandchildren under 18 years of age.
Dual Membership – $95
Dual Membership includes 2 adults under the age of 60.
Senior Couple Membership – $85
Senior Couple Membership includes 2 adults 60 years of age and older.
Individual Membership – $75
Individual Membership includes one individual under the age of 60.
Single Senior / Student Membership – $65
Includes one individual 60 years of age and older, or one student with a student ID.
Have questions about our NEW Digital Membership card program?
I want to buy a gift Membership, do you have gift certificates?
Yes, gift certificates are available for Memberships.
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 daily. 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.
Help! How can I get technical support for my new digital Membership card?
Please email email@example.com.
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. 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 named on the home zoo membership card and children under 18. Guest privileges are not reciprocated. 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
Alaska SeaLife Center
Heritage Park Zoo
Reid 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
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
Beardsley Zoological Gardens
Lemur Conservation Foundation
Naples Zoo ($2 off)
St.Augustine Alligator Farm
Palm Beach Zoo
561-533-0887 ext 238
Chehaw Wild Animal Park
Maui Ocean Center
Henson Robinson Zoo
Miller Park Zoo
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Garden
812-435-6143 ext 413
Washington Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo
Natl. Miss. River Museum
563-557-9545 ext 213
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
Lee Richardson Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo
Brecs Baton Rouge Zoo
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
Zoosiana Zoo of Acadia
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Buttonwood Park Zoo
508-991-4556 ext 10
Capron Park Zoo
Museum of Science
Franklin Park Zoo
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
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.
Membership to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium comes with quite a few perks. These benefits include:
- Free admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium during regular business hours
- Free parking
- Discounted admission (50% off) to more than 100 zoos and 100 nature centers (see the Reciprocal Zoos tab for participating organizations)
- Free Zoo Insider newsletter
- Discounts to educational classes and lectures
- Free admission to all daytime events like ZooBoo
- 10 percent discount at Zoo gift shops
- Special Members Only events
Around the City
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 https://trustarts.org/ or visit the links below for a specific series. BEFORE you make your purchase, you will need to enter the new promo code 1920ZOO to see all valid performances and ticket prices offered under the Trust’s promo code or call 412-471-6930.
Tickets may also be purchased for the entire Pittsburgh Cultural District at www.culturaldistrict.org/zoomembers.
PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Series
The PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series features new touring Broadway shows and revivals direct from Broadway. The season regularly showcases current Tony® Award winning performances along with returning blockbuster events and time-honored classics. Season ticket holders enjoy great benefits such as priority seating access, easy ticket exchanges and dining discounts in the Cultural District.
Pittsburgh Dance Council
Incorporating diversity, balance and a high level of quality in all presentations and related activities, the Pittsburgh Dance Council is committed to expanding the visibility, appreciation and presentation of dance as an art form in the Greater Pittsburgh area and nurturing the field of dance on local, national and international levels.
Located at 811 Liberty, on the same block where Harry Houdini mesmerized Pittsburgh crowds in 1916, Liberty Magic is an intimate, speakeasy performance space dedicated to the art of sleight of hand and prestidigitation. With less than 70 seats in four rows, the magicians and performers who appear at Liberty Magic offer you a one-of-a-kind experience that is easy to access and hard to forget.
Cohen & Grigsby TRUST PRESENTS
Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents, a programming division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, brings a diverse array of entertainment from live music to uproarious comedy to literary luminaries and world-famous artists. The great mix of performances promises something for everyone.
EQT Bridge Theater Series
The new EQT Bridge Theater Series will continue and expand upon the tradition that families begin when their children attend Children’s Theater Series shows at an early age. Targeting ages 7-15, the series will feature professional productions staged by national and international companies known for their quality and imaginative work. This season includes a mix of productions based on popular books, current issues and topics, and historical events. Shows present in Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District, including the Byham Theater, the Trust Arts Education Center, and the August Wilson Center.
Children’s Theater Series
This series is packed with imaginative, live performances that are full of creativity and fun. Most performances debut at the Byham Theater and then travels to a location near you in the suburbs! Shows travel to community venues North, South, East and West of the city, and into Butler County. Special student matinees are available for most shows.
Pittsburgh Musical Theater
Pittsburgh Musical Theater is a non-profit company producing quality musical theater at affordable prices.
Trust Cabaret Series
Enjoy the rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists up close and personal at the Greer Cabaret Theater.
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.
Select the Zoo as your charity of choice and when you shop on smile.amazon.com, we recieve a donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation.
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