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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh

(4/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Home to more than 4,000 animals, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and its 31 hectares (77 acres) represents one of Pennsylvania's most extensive wildlife parks. As one of just a few zoo-aquarium combinations in the country, the facility offers a variety of both aquatic and land-based species, more than 470 in total. You can explore the zoo's themed areas, including the Asian Forest, African Savanna, African Ravine, and the Water's Edge, and view residents in lushly constructed natural habitats. In the aquarium, you'll find several species of penguins, including king and macaroni. Check the zoo's online schedule for information about zookeeper talks, feeding days, family events, and festivities held on-site. Add Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to your Pittsburgh travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pittsburgh vacation builder.
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  • What a beautiful day -- many animals to see - this is a pleasant walk with places to rest and enjoy what you see ... many plants to enjoy as well... The aquarium was fun -- fun to watch little kids en...  more »
  • It was great to get back to the Zoo. I remember going to the Zoo when I was in the 5th grade via two bus transfers from Brookline! I loved the shark tank back then. You walked around it on a spiral ra...  more »
  • We went to Pittsburgh for a game over New Years and we decided to visit the zoo. It is a great place to visit for couples or to bring your family. The aquarium especially was really cool!  more »
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  • This is a tremendous zoo. It isn't overly large so if you only have a couple hours you can see pretty much everything. They have all the major animals are have really improved some of the exhibits in the past 10 years. There is a great kids area work a playground and petting zoo. The aquarium in great. In the winter they let the penguins march outside and you can get right next to them. It's really fun! Check the zoo website for details.
  • Absolutely MAGNIFICENT. The zoo is the NUMBER 1 place to visit in Pittsburgh IMO. The zoo is home to a wide variety of animals with spectacular close up views of tigers, leopards, elephants, monkeys, gorillas, (the best of them all) Polar Bears and much more! The pricing is very reasonable and totally worth it. Will definitely visit with friends and family.
  • The pittsburgh zoo is one of the best zoos I've ever been to. I love to visit this place as much as possible. This zoo is constantly under improvement and renovations. They are always adding some sort of new exhibit with all sorts of exotic animals. On top of that, the Pittsburgh Zoo is not just for the people's entertainment but they are always giving back to nature and helping to conserve the animals and plants we love so much. For example they have a sea turtle and coral rescue center that nurses injured and or sick life back to health to be released again. I would highly recommend this zoo to people of all ages, young and old alike.
  • The zoo is very clean, they are always adding new events, and try making learning fun for kids. The exhibits are well maintained. A great deal for a season pass for a family, only $95 per year up to 4 kids. They have cheaper food, and a more upscale dine in cafe where the giraffes and zebras can be viewed while you dine.
  • visited last year it was amazing so much to see will add pics later nice clean environment food and drinks little pricey but well worth the admission