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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  • We paid for a wild encounter with the Giant Ant Eaters. Mo was great! Since it was winter, zoo was kind of slow and many animals inside and eating spots closed, but we had a good time. Free...  more »
  • We decided to visit the zoo at the end of January while visiting family in Pittsburgh. There were no crowds and many of the animals weren't outdoors due to the cold temperatures. There were enough...  more »
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  • love this place. the polar bear is on if the coolest things to see play when he is out. the layout is great as it is one giant circle so you would have to go out of you way to ship anything. the newest thing is now they serve beer there. i can see where this can easy go very wrong but at least the beer choices are good. I cant say it enough that the ugh have some neat animals to see.
  • Very clean, nice , cheap prices, very informant!! I personally feel bad for the caged animals and , feel guilty every time I go!! But I love to be able to see all of them in one place!! They gorgeous the park is gorgeous!! Nice place to get a lot of home grown good old fashion exercise!! Train available for the handicap accessible!! Which gets you as up close and personal as is safely can!! It can be used by every one not just the handicap!! Very nice place over all

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