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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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1 Wild Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1176
+1 412-665-3640
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Enjoyable afternoon

We had an enjoyable afternoon at the zoo. It isn't very large (we were done in three hours... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cleveland, Ohio
Great place to visit!

My husband and I had an amazing time at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. The aquarium was by far... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Enjoy a family experience that fosters understanding, respect, and appreciation of wildlife with a visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo. Take a trip to the Islands and get an eye to eye view of warty pigs, Philippine crocodiles, and clouded leopards. Venture into the Jungle for an Odyssey of fun where you’ll discover our giant anteater, the elusive fossa, the world’s largest rat, and the pygmy hippo. Take in the scenic bird’s-eye view of the African Savanna before heading to our aquarium and Water’s Edge, home of the impressive polar bear and playful sea otter. *Jungle Odyssey and Zoo zip line open Summer 2017.* There is so much to explore at the Zoo, we provide 77 acres of fun! The Pittsburgh Zoo is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Prices vary per season, so visit our website: and follow us on Facebook,and Twitter.
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1 Wild Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1176
+1 412-665-3640

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an enjoyable afternoon at the zoo. It isn't very large (we were done in three hours). There is a decent aquarium, too, that was very busy.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing time at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. The aquarium was by far our favorite part of the day, we spent well over an hour in the aquarium alone. We skipped the Dinosaur exhibit just due to time....More

Thank Jaimi O
Reviewed 5 days ago

I hadn't been here since I was small and zoos were still animals behind bars. The Pgh Zoo has a great variety of animals, excellent signage and interpretive materials, and is laid out in a very large loop that is easy to follow. They have...More

Thank FrequentSleeper11
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent an afternoon at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium and loved our time there. The grounds were clean and the animals were awake and active. We even got to see a lion let out a huge roar! Fun time and...More

Thank Katie O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am from Pittsburgh. I didn't like this zoo when my kids were little and now that I have a grandson, things, even with updates, remain the same. As others have said, it's hilly and IMO poorly laid out. Admission fee are decent, but again...More

Thank 88MicheleD123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a good day at the zoo, the weather was nice and the animal was easy to see, the silver back gorilla is beautiful. Nice children's zoo as well.

Thank fet59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great! My fiancè and I went while they had the dinosaurs there - which was an extra 6 bucks on top of admission - Which was pretty cool. I think the dinosaurs are more towards the kids as you literally just walk through...More

Thank countryhipsterr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice cool day outside so most of the animals we could get a good view of them and take pictures too after that we sat down had some lunch and enjoyed our surrounding after that stayed a little longer then left it...More

1  Thank lindalou_lk65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the zoo with my wife for a day trip. The zoo was a great time but really crowded but remember one thing about visiting the zoo. If you have bad knees or health conditions make sure you pay the $2.00 to ride the...More

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo has many great exhibits but be aware that there are a lot of hills and it can be difficult for people who have issues walking on inclines. The aquarium is a great addition to the zoo.

Thank CyndyJoPo
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Response from Jalynn C | Reviewed this property |
The picnic area was just out in the open so I would not advise that, in fact I saw everyone walking with their coolers.
18 July 2017|
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Response from ScottStemler | Reviewed this property |
When I visited a couple of weeks ago, the adult admission fee was $16.00. The Dinosaur exhibit can be added for an additional charge, which I believe was $6.00. Hope you enjoy your visit!