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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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Address: 1 Wild Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1176
Phone Number: +1 412-665-3640
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Enjoy a family experience that fosters understanding, respect, and...

Enjoy a family experience that fosters understanding, respect, and appreciation of wildlife with a visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo. Take a trip to the Islands and get an eye to eye view of warty pigs, Philippine crocodiles, and clouded leopards. Venture into the Jungle for an Odyssey of fun where you’ll discover our giant anteater, the elusive fossa, the world’s largest rat, and the pygmy hippo. Take in the scenic bird’s-eye view of the African Savanna before heading to our aquarium and Water’s Edge, home of the impressive polar bear and playful sea otter. *Jungle Odyssey and Zoo zip line open Summer 2017.* There is so much to explore at the Zoo, we provide 77 acres of fun! The Pittsburgh Zoo is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Prices vary per season, so visit our website: and follow us on Facebook,and Twitter.

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Great day at the Zoo

The Zoo was very nice to walk around. Enjoyed all the animals and activities. Very long wait to get food next time will eat prior to our visit but it was an unusually warm sunny... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
sheryls10
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I grew up coming to this zoo and enjoy coming here. I was less than impressed at some of the changes that are going on. Somehow I couldn't find the bears so we missed them. The polar bear exhibit was not open. The restaurant was nice. We sat outside and watched the giraffes. I'm sure I'll be back but with... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Zoo was very nice to walk around. Enjoyed all the animals and activities. Very long wait to get food next time will eat prior to our visit but it was an unusually warm sunny day. A lot of people had the same idea as us. Really enjoyed the exhibits.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is nice. Very much a typical zoo. The aquarium was a bit disappointing to me at the first visit. It felt very underwhelming. Since that initial visit I have come to realize the aquarium isn't the main feature of the zoo and for what it provides (different fish, petting stingrays) it does a good job. The aquarium is... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very clean and nice Place. Lots of great animals to see. Great exhibits too. Food is ok. Big gift shop. Very Nice experience

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a larger zoo with lots of walking, including some hills, so be prepared for that. The viewing areas are great, and I've never seen too much of a crowd (even on typically busy days). Even if there is a line at the entrance (which includes either an escalator or elevator to get to the actual zoo, btw), once... More 

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Saint John, NB, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good overall. This was a fall visit and some attractions and presentations were out-of-season. Overall a very nice zoo/aquarium combo and well worth the trip!

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Charleroi, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Aquarium..... astounding fish and sharks and the natural Wonders of the Sea. Love watching the fish following your moves...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite place to go! I am a member and go as often as I can! They have pretty great viewing areas and parking is free. I suggest going during the week as it is less crowded.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a few times, and it's just fun. Built into the side of a steep hill, this zoo will wear your children down. The animals have lots of room to roam, so it doesn't feel like they're stuck in boxes. There's a large amount of animal diversity, and the aquarium is included in the admission. It's a smaller... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second time I was disappointed with the zoo. It just doesnt seen like there are enough animals. Alot of empty areas not sure i will go back

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