Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

WEB: pittsburghzoo.org
PHONE: (412) 665-3640

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium strives to foster positive, lifelong connections between animals and people. Located in Highland Park, it’s one of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in America.

Highland Park is a historic and vibrant city neighborhood anchored by a large municipal park of the same name. The park features a water reservoir, a public swimming pool, walking trails, playgrounds and courts for playing tennis and volleyball. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is located within the park.

The Pittsburgh Zoo opened as a zoological garden inside Highland Park in 1898 as a gift from civic leader Christopher Magee (1848-1901). The gardens evolved over the years to become a conservation-focused professional zoo. Originally a municipal entity, the Pittsburgh Zoo was spun off into its own nonprofit organization in 1994. The AquaZoo, built in 1967, was renovated into a modern aquarium in 2000 thanks to a gift by glass and chemical giant PPG Industries.

The zoo strives to create environments that are as natural as possible for their animal residents and visitors to enjoy. This includes areas that mimic an Asian forest and a tropical forest and event an African savanna.

More than 4,000 animals representing 475 species (some threatened or endangered) call the Pittsburgh Zoo their home.

Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

On-site parking.

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  • Address
    One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States