All reservations have been booked for RAD Day. Guests will need to show their previously booked reservation code in order to enter the Zoo on Sunday, October 15. No additional tickets will be available for purchase at gates. Click here to plan your visit to the Zoo on an alternative date.

Visit your wild neighbors for free! The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is delighted to offer free daytime admission for RAD Day on October 15, 2023.  So that all guests can have a safe and pleasant experience, the Zoo is requiring timed entry reservations for this special day.  All general admission guests will be required to reserve a time slot to gain Zoo entry on October 15.

Reservations are FREE. Guests will need to select a 30-minute window for their arrival at the Zoo through the link below. Once in the park, guests can stay as long as preferred. Guests without reservations will not be able to enter the Zoo due to capacity limits. 


RAD Day is presented by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD).

October 15, 2023

 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 Last entry at 3:30 p.m.


Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

Free admission with a reservation. 

Guests who do not have a reservation will not be able to enter the Zoo.



  • When guests arrive on October 15, they will be required to present their reservation on their phone or printed ticket. Guests who do not show a reservation will not be able to enter the Zoo on October 15.
  • Reservations are limited and expected to book quickly.
  • RAD Day free daytime entry does not apply to the Asian Lantern Festival on the night of October 15. Asian Lantern Festival tickets can be purchased here. 
  • Parties of more than 8 guests may make more than one reservation.
  • Guests should arrive at the Zoo during the 30-minute window of their ticket. Guests may stay at the Zoo as long as preferred.