At this time, Wild Encounters are temporarily on hold while the Zoo is closed to the public.

You are welcome to purchase a Gift Certificate to redeem when the Zoo reopens!

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Select Wild Encounters are back with new safety guidelines! At this time, each in-person Wild Encounter is 30 minutes long and can accommodate one group of up to five guests within the same family.

• All guests must wear face masks at all times
• Guests must wear gloves for the Red Panda Wild Encounter (gloves provided by the Zoo)
• Guests must be 8 years of age or older to participate
• Guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
• Tickets must be purchased in advance online

Participants are unable to touch and/or feed the animals.

Tickets include Zoo admission. Closed-toed shoes are encouraged. At this time, we are unable to accommodate service animals during Wild Encounters. If you or a group member have a special need or mobility need, please contact us in advance. All sales are final, refunds unavailable.

Wild Encounters are sponsored by GEICO Military

Penguins
Go behind-the-scenes in the PPG Aquarium
Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays
2:30 P.M.
$250 per group

Red Panda
Step right into the exhibit
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10 A.M.
$250 per group

Ambassador Animals
Meet some of our smaller, kid-friendly residents
Tuesdays – Sundays
2 P.M.
$250 per group

VIRTUAL ONLY
Clouded Leopard Cubs
Sundays & Mondays
12 P.M.
$125

VIRTUAL ONLY
Kinkajou

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
1 P.M.
$75

Virtual Wild Encounters do not include Zoo admission. Virtual Wild Encounters include 15 interactive minutes with your selected animal and an animal care staff member via FaceTime (or Zoom, by request.) Just purchase a Virtual Wild Encounter below and email your contact information to wildencounters@pittsburghzoo.org

Questions? Contact wildencounters@pittsburghzoo.org

Note to teachers: Looking for an educational animal encounter for the students in your class or group?
Please register for our educational online Zoom programming created just for students.