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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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Address: 1 Wild Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1176
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+1 412-665-3640
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Pittsburgh Zoo

We have been to this zoo many times and is always a joy. We went this time for my mothers birthday it was a great time!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Jason K

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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to this zoo many times and is always a joy. We went this time for my mothers birthday it was a great time!

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Thank Jason K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great visit at the zoo. We always enjoy the animals. The zoo is very clean and it's easy to view the animals. We bring our own snacks for the children.

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Thank AJK103
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot animals to see and variety of fishes and mammals. Well kept. Nice petting zoo for children. A nice day out for a family.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love zoos, you'll have a good time. If you get a little bored at zoos, you'll get a little bored. There's not really anything super impressive or better than any other zoo I've ever been to, but if you have kids and want to take them to the zoo, this zoo is pretty walkable and easy to get... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice enough zoo if you are in the Pittsburgh area looking for something to do with the kids. It does need a little updating as some of the exhibits are worn down. And if you aren't familiar witht he city is is a little tough to reach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It may just be me but I balked at a visit to the zoo..... we were grown adults without children on this trip. I was thinking, BORING. But I was so wrong. I became enamored with the animals and watching them go about their business in the beautiful enclosures they are housed in. We spent more time than we (I)... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A decent zoo not a big zoo a normal sized zoo not a small zoo a fun zoo a nice zoo and 100 characters

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

Great zoo and aquarium, and a great place to take children! Wonderful playground and petting zoo, and fun interactive exhibits. Definitely worth a trip!

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Thank allisonolander
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is a wonderful delight that I have been visiting with my parents since the 80's! My parents were visiting here before I was born. Now, today, with my own family, we love, enjoy, and support this zoo!! We prefer to visit during the fall, winter, and spring cause it's not too busy, or too hot, and the animals... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the animals were active and the Aquarium was fantastic. Great place to visit with kids even in winter.

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