Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh

4.2
#1 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in Pennsylvania
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and many more Pittsburgh attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Pittsburgh trip planner .
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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Reviews
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  • We went in early March and it was bit chilly, so quite a lot of animals were not available such as the zebra, giraffe,etc. The aquarium was wonderful and the polar bears were rhw most significant sigh...  more »
  • Took my Wife and 2 small children to the zoo there, everything was clean and very neat, the animals looked healthy and fed, the zoo personal were very helpful to my children questions about the animal...  more »
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  • I love animals and this zoo has a good amount and a nice variety. I just wish they would update it and spice things up a bit with more hands on, close up experiences and opportunities with wild animals. I Also think they should get some bigger sharks in the aquarium and dolphins would be super cool. The play area is really dope. My three boys love it!
  • Absolutely love this zoo. People don't realize it, but the best time to go to the zoo is when it's cooler out; the animals are more active. Of course when the cooler temps come, certain animals can't be out so you do miss that... But it's a huge bonus that 2 of the 3 times I've gone the tigers have been up and moving around, same for the adorable red panda's. The aquarium is incredible too.

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