The Pittsburgh Zoo houses more than 4,000 animals representing 475 species. Its exhibits feature the African Savanna, Asian Forest, Kids Kingdom, Bears, PPG Aquarium, Tropical Forest, and Water’s Edge. Other programs at the zoo include group overnights, family overnights, scout programs, teen programs, summer camps, home school programs, student field trips, and classes for children two and older.
Pittsburgh Zoo Coupons
Student groups, non-school related groups, AAA members, Shop n Save perks card holders and zoo members are entitled to Pittsburgh Zoo coupons.
Students: Students of elementary, junior, and high schools; universities; youth groups; camps; and scout groups will receive discounts on admission and zoo programs.
Groups: Church, family, and nursing home groups of 15 or more persons are eligible for a $10 discount on each ticket purchase.
AAA: Southwestern PA and Eastern Ohio residents must purchase tickets online. Purchases should be done at least 24 hours before your visit.
Shop ’n Save: You’ll receive $1 off your total admission when you show your Shop ’n Save perks card.
Membership: Members will receive unlimited visits to the zoo along with other benefits throughout the year.
Hotels Near the Pittsburgh Zoo:
You can stay at several hotels near Pittsburgh Zoo. These hotels include the Holiday Inn Express in Harmarville; Comfort Suites Monroeville; Courtyard by Marriott Shadyside; Springhill Suites by Marriott Bakery Square; Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center; and Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh Airport.
Pittsburgh Zoo Hours:
The Pittsburgh Zoo opens daily with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. From January 2 to March 31 the zoo opens from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. From April 1 to May 25 and September 3 to December 31 the zoo opens from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. From May 26 to September 2 the zoo opens from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh Zoo Prices:
Adults (14-59): $10
Seniors (60+): $9
Children (2-13): $9
Children (0-1): Free
Prices from April 1- November 30:
Adults (14-59): $14
Seniors (60+): $13
Children (2-13): $12
Children (0-1): Free
Groups: of 15 or more persons are eligible for a $10 discount on each ticket purchased.
Phone Number: 412-665-3640
Directions: If you’re travelling from the Mellon Arena, drive on Veteran’s Bridge and get off at exit 28 North. Continue on route 28 and get off at exit 6 (Highland Park Bridge). Keep in the right lane while travelling on Highland Park Bridge and get off at exit Butler Street. Keep in the right lane. Make a left turn onto Baker Street and another left into the zoo’s parking lot.
If you’re travelling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, get off at exit 48 and follow the signs leading to route 28 south to Pittsburgh. When you get on Highland Park Bridge, keep in the right lane and get off at exit Butler Street. Keep in the right lane. Make a left turn onto Baker Street and another left into the zoo’s parking lot.
If you’re travelling from East Monroeville/Murrayville area, drive on 376 East and get off at exit 101A. When you arrive at the light, turn right onto route 130 west. Drive along route 130 until you arrive at a “T” at the Allegheny River Boulevard. Make a left onto Allegheny River Boulevard and drive straight until you arrive at the fourth light. Make a left turn onto Baker Street and another left into the zoo’s parking lot.
Pittsburgh Zoo Jobs:
On the last Saturday of January from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., there’s an Annual Job Fair for Pittsburgh Zoo seasonal positions. Once you land a Pittsburgh Zoo job, you can expect to receive benefits such as flextime and flexible scheduling as a non-union employee; 11 paid holidays as a union employee and one additional as a non-union employee; 10 free guest passes every year; and discounts on zoo camp. For more info on zoo jobs, visit the zoo careers page of the zoo’s website.
Looking for more cool things to do in the area after you visit the zoo?
Gateway Clipper Fleet, National Aviary, Duquesne Incline, Carnegie Science Center and Kennywood Park are a few attractions you can visit during your stay in Pittsburgh.