Support The Zoo

Give to the Zoo or get involved. You can make a difference.

Give to the Zoo

The Zoo is temporarily CLOSED to the public. Read the press release.


During this time, our dedicated caretakers and veterinarians are continuing to provide the highest standards of professional care and welfare for our animals on site.

However, as the situation heightens and we remain closed to guests, our needs continue to grow. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on visitor admission to sustain our mission.

If you would like to help during this time, we would be so grateful for any gift you can make to the Zoo. Your contribution will directly help in the continued care of our 7,000 animal residents.


Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you when we reopen!

Amazon Wish List

Looking for something you can give directly to our animals? We are in need of animal enrichment items including toys, nest materials, and novel scents. Your contribution will help us support and care for our animals!


Make a Donation

Your donation directly contributes to new and ongoing wildlife conservation projects, Zoo animal care, youth education, and outreach programs.

Corporate Partnerships

Partner your company or business with one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved cultural institutes and receive corporate recognition for your support.

Become a Member

A Zoo Membership offers unlimited visits plus benefits all year round while supporting the Zoo’s educational programs and conservation efforts.

Adopt an Animal

Adopting gives you a direct role in promoting the wellbeing of your favorite Zoo residents while supporting our commitment to wildlife conservation.

Get Involved


Join our pack and work at an active and exciting place where you know you are making a difference every day.


A unique and exciting opportunity for college students and graduates to explore and experience the inner workings of a modern zoological park.


Zoo Docents are volunteer staff who work to enhance our visitors’ experience and their understanding of the many happenings here at our Zoo.

Teen Programs

Teen programs, for grades 6 – 12, offer exciting ways for kids to get involved and learn about animals, conservation biology, and zoo careers.

Become a Member

Become a Member of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and get involved today!


Every day that you wake up and come to work here is a new and exciting adventure. You never know what you’ll learn, or who you’ll meet. You’re a part of something important, and you know you can make a difference.
-Chelsea Anna, Communications

Wild Animal Encounters

Each encounter is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience designed to foster positive, lifelong connections to the natural world. Available tours change seasonally.