Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium

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  • Address: 7340 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, United States
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  • 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

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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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  • 14.25% of people who visit Pittsburgh include Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium in their plan

  • 84% of people start their Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Pittsburgh Zoo And Ppg Aquarium

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  • We came to the zoo for the penguin parade. And the admission was free! The event began at 11:30, as we peacefully watched the penguins skipping down and up the slope, it is a great experience for your family. I would recommend, if you would like to come to this event, to first, wear warm clothing, it is cold, and bring tissues, and second, get a good place near the aquarium exit or entrance, doing so will require you to come early, about 30 minutes earlier. Overall, this is a great zoo, with lively animals that will excite you! I found a super cool clam. I hope when you come you have a good experience, have fun!

  • We have visited many times. We have been members for many years. The kids get super excited every time we go. There's always something different to see. I like the exercise we get too from walking everywhere but if you're not into walking, there is transportation that you just pay a little extra for.

  • My wife loves elephants and this zoo has them. But that wasn't the only reason I'm giving this 5 stars. Despite the cold weather we were able to get up close and personal with so many animals and see the March of the Penguins. This zoo is absolutely friendly to those with children but also for adults who just love animals.

  • I love all the little animals in like like the elephants in the penguins, in the jellyfish and sea horse. I realized the monkeys. Evey thing and I loved the little aquarium they have, and there's even a little part where you get to pet sting rays, that is honestly so cool, I don't think any other dude does that, but this one does, and it's real cool

  • Great place to bring the kids! Be aware that during winter some animals won't be running around as Pittsburgh gets cold. Aquarium smaller than the larger Aquariums around the nation but cozy and fun all year around.

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