Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium

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  • 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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  • This Zoo allows you to get close to Nature. A great variety of different animals you can get close to. The aquarium is unbelievable especially the Shark Tank. This is a must for the whole family. There's a lot of walking but plenty of places to rest even a place to eat. You can rent wheelchairs or take the shuttle around the park instead of doing a lot of walking. You will enjoy yourself I count on it. Go enjoy. There's also a senior citizen discount.

  • Visited soon after opening and got lucky with seeing a number of animals being fed. The animals all seemed more lively than other zoos I've visited. Easy to navigate around in a nice loop. The aquarium was larger than expected and had a great collection of species. If you've got the time, I recommend checking it out.

  • Cool comfortable day(68 degrees). The tigers were very active. The lions were visible. The baby monkey was adorable. The Silver Cheeked Hornbill was very friendly and photogenic. My grandchildren enjoyed the wildlife and had fun crawling through the mole-rat-tunnel.

  • Awesome!! We all had an unbelievably good time even though it was only 46 degrees and pretty windy for late April in PA!! Our family had a terrific time, Especially our youngest daughter who is 9 years old and was explaining to the much younger kids about what animal they were seeing and then in the aquarium telling about the Stingrays and the other animals that were in the "kids corner" were all sized kids could see EVERYTHING that was there!! Then you have the Polar Bears, the Sea lions, and Otters!! The kids love them ALL ESPECIALLY when they see them swim over their heads when they go through the tunnel under the aquarium, it even amazes we adults that have seen the Sea World in Ohio when it was still there, but they had a limited amount of animals, so this is MUCH, MUCH BETTER!!! Thank you to all involved!!!!

  • Pittsburgh Zoo is one of the worst in the country. Their PR game is good and that's how they've stayed open despite countless animals suffering and dying in outlandish ways that are even worse than the average problems with many zoos. They are responsible for the deaths of baby elephants, polar bears, tigers, river dolphins, to name a few. Children have been injured and killed in multiple attacks. It doesn't matter if animals walk or swim, this zoo will happily chew them up and spit them out for a dollar. I remember coming here as a child who wanted to see animals and even then it felt like something was very very wrong. Over the years I read story after story after story of the horrors and I was not surprised. Even the book "Fear of the Animal Planet" has huge parts devoted to detailing the horrors of Pittsburgh Zoo when it's a book about international animal resistance. If you love animals, do not go. Do not support zoos in general, but especially don't go to this one. Sanctuaries are better and are actually devoted to conservation rather than entertainment and profit.

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