Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: 7340 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4126653640
  • Ticket Price: 13 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Aquarium, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Exhibition

Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium - Review

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is located in Highland Park. It is one of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in all of the United States. Spanning over a massive 77 acres of land, The Pittsburgh Zoo is one of the most famous of its kind in the country, exhibiting more than 4,000 animals over 475 species. These include 20 threatened or endangered animals as well, which makes the Pittsburgh Zoo a very important place.

The Pittsburgh Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It was opened way back in 1898, when it was known as the Highland Park Zoo. Today, the zoo is divided into seven sections, each of which focuses on a particular aspect. These sections include Kid’s Kingdom, which contains many interactive exhibits and petting areas for the children. The PPG Aquarium is a gigantic two story building that houses several habitats, including a magical tropical rainforest inhabited by tamarins and piranhas. The Asian Forest, Tropical Forest & African Savanna sections strive to recreate the natural living environments as much as possible, and include many rare creatures, from Amur Tigers & Snow Leopards to Komodo Dragons and poison dart frogs.

  • The Bear exhibit has been around since 1937, and is standing strong even today. It houses American Black Bears, Spectacles Bears and a Kodiak Bear.
  • There is a section known as the African Ravine, where viewers can observe cheetahs from several angles with the help of protective glass.
  • Water’s Edge is the newest section. Completed in 2006, it resembles a coastal fishing village.

The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is among the best of its kind in the entire country, and one simply cannot get bored. Once you think you’ve seen it all, you will realize that the Pittsburgh Zoo is a world of its own.

Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium Information

  • Be careful to follow instructions about protection very closely as some of the wild animals can be highly dangerous.
  • In the event of severe weather, visitors may be refused entry into the park, or if already in the park, visitors may be asked to relocate to indoor facilities.
  • Balloons and straws are very dangerous to animals and are not permitted inside the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for any reason.
  • Pets are not permitted on Zoo grounds, in the parking lot, or in cars.
  • Visitors cannot bring glass containers, anything that needs to be cooked, grills of any kind, or any alcohol into the park during normal business hours.

Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium Ticket Prices

Current price:

  • Adults : $13
  • Seniors (60+) : $12
  • Children (2-13) : $12
  • Children (<2Years) : Free
  • Parking : Free

Summer Price: 

  • Adults : $16
  • Seniors (60+) : $15
  • Children (2-13) : $14
  • Children (<24 months) : Free
  • Parking : Free

Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium Opening and Closing Hours

  • Timings of the zoo may vary with the seasons. Be sure to stay updated on the website.
  • Park gate is close on 3:00pm.(Changed season wise)
  • Spring April 1 - Friday, Memorial Day Weekend 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Summer Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day : 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Fall Tuesday after Labor Day - December 31 : 9 a.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m.
  • Winter January 2 - March 31 : 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

How To reach Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium by Public Transport

  • Bus No. 87 travels every 40 minutes, and Bus No. 75 travels every 30 minutes to Baker St at Butler Street. You can also take Bus No. 1, 88 and 71B.

Restaurants Near Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium

  • Eddie’s Pizza House
  • Bulldog Pub
  • Joseph’s Tambellini
  • E2
  • Smiling banana Leaf
  • Park Bruges

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  • Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium Address: 7340 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, United States
  • Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium Contact Number: +1-4126653640
  • Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium Price: 13 USD
  • Best time to visit Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 32.85% of people who visit Pittsburgh include Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium in their plan

  • 60.13% of people start their Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

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Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium, Pittsburgh Reviews

  • Awesome place... get ready to walk a LOT though. Not good to go when it's above 85 degrees. Mostly everything is outdoors, except for the aquarium. The aquarium is not huge, but a nice size and you can get really close to the sea life there. The gift shops are really cute, they aren't astronomically priced, but they aren't cheap either. They have souvenir stuffed animals that they offer for two for 32 dollars, which is nice if you have small children. Food and drinks is offered throughout the zoo and is moderately priced as well. The zoo and aquarium is very reasonably priced at 16 dollars for an adult ticket. There are many different rare animals in their zoo, that some even can only be found in captivity in this location. They tend to wounded and sick animals as well, and offer advice to help with conservation efforts. This is really important to myself and a lot of people, that animals are well taken care of and not pulled from their natural environment for entertainment purposes. They also offer different experiences, like getting close to a red panda on certain dates. You can find the dates and prices on their website. I will definitely be visiting again! But this time, with better shoes and not in the middle of a July heat wave.

  • Nice zoo. They have a great variety of animals, some you don't see at other zoos as well as all the standards. Also really nice choices of foods, even some available for people with food limitations/allergies. A good variety of both indoor and outdoor exhibits so the zoo can be easily enjoyed in hot sun or a partially rainy day. I was disappointed that some areas close before the posted closing time of the zoo. We saved the children's area for last based on my daughter's nap schedule, but it closed before the rest of the zoo, as did the primate house, which we didn't see advertised anywhere. Worth a visit, but my advice would be to check on times for high interest exhibits.

  • A lovely place to go with your family. Prices are a but high, but it is private so it's understandable. Really cute animals and babies who interact with you as you walk through. They have a new menu this year with AMAZING chicken fingers and seasoned fries. Literally so good and, although it is $10 for three of them and fries, you should really get the 2 of them because they are massive things.

  • Animal exhibits are descent size. Animals look comfortable and look very well maintained. Most exhibits are "windowed" behind the scenes where you can see the the behind the scenes feedings with zookeeper. There's a tram that takes you around park and has stops. Activities are fun for the whole family especially the zip line. Good size for a child's first time. Wild encounters are awesome. Had so mich fun

  • Great place. Nice environments for the animals -- they really seem to care about them. There is a decent variety of animals for the size of the place, and plenty of information on signs about what you see. The aquarium is great. Sometimes they have cuttlefish, which are pretty cool to watch. They have an octopus that is always hiding, but occasionally you can see him move. All in all, a wonderful experience!

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