Ages 2 & 3

Introduce your child to a world of wildlife and wonder through exciting programs designed just for toddlers. Two-year-olds and three-year-olds will meet live animals as part of engaging lessons that teach about nature through songs and stories. Students will also create wildlife-themed crafts as keepsakes from their adventures. Please refer to our complete Fall/Winter 2014 Wildlife Academy Brochure for all of our upcoming courses and offerings. Please check back periodically, as new classes and programs will become available throughout the year.
  • Storytime at the Zoo! - Ages Infant-5
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      Storytime at the Zoo!
      Fee per class: Members $5/person, Non-members $10/person
      Class length: 30 minutes
      Date:
           Monday, October 6
           Monday, November 3
           Monday, December 1
           Monday, January 5

      This exciting class series is a great way for your child to meet new friends and experience the natural world through story time. Held on the first Monday of each month, these 30 minute classes provide a gentle introduction to zoo animals.

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

  • Wildlife Academy Cub Club - Age 2
    • All Classes for a Child with an Adult
      Length of class: 45 minutes
      Fee includes one child and one adult. Fee also includes Zoo admission. For each additional child of the same age or adult, add $8 per person.

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      Focus: Animal Textures
      Fee: Members $13, Non-members $19
      Date:
      Wednesday, October 1    10 am
            Thursday, October 2     10 am
            Friday, October 3       10 am
            Saturday, October 4     10 am
           

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

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      Focus: Ocean Animals
      Fee: Members $13, Non-members $19
      Date:
            Wednesday, November 5    10 am
            Thursday, November 6     10 am
            Friday, November 7       10 am
            Saturday, November 7      1 pm
            Saturday, November 8     10 am
            Sunday, November 8        1 pm  

      This program will take place in the PPG Aquarium.

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

      Forest Friendsbeaver

      Focus: Backyard Animals
      Fee: Members $13, Non-members $19
      Date:
            Wednesday, December 3    10 am
            Thursday, December 4     10 am
            Friday, December 5       10 am
            Saturday, December 6     10 am
            Saturday, December 6      1 pm
            Sunday, December 7       10 am
            Sunday, December 7        1 pm

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

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      Focus: Counting
      Fee: Members $13, Non-members $19
      Date:
            Wednesday, January 7    10 am
            Thursday, January 8     10 am
            Friday, January 9       10 am
            Saturday, January 10    10 am
            Saturday, January 10     1 pm
            Sunday, January 11      10 am
            Sunday, January 11       1 pm

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.
  • Wildlife Academy Zoo Tots - Age 3
    • All Classes for a Child with an Adult
      Length of class: 1 hour
      Fee includes one child and one adult. Fee also includes Zoo admission. For each additional child of the same age or adult, add $8 per person.

      Zoo Moves workshop

      Focus: Animal Movement
      Fee: Members $16, Non-members $22
      Date:
            Wednesday, October 8    10 am
            Thursday, October 9     10 am
            Friday, October 10      10 am
            Saturday, October 11    10 am
            Saturday, October 11     1 pm
            Sunday, October 12      10 am
            Sunday, October 12       1 pm

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

      Zoo Tot, Zoo Tot, What Do You Hear? African Hedgehog

      Focus: Animal Sounds
      Fee: Members $16, Non-members $22
      Date:
            Wednesday, November 12    10 am
            Thursday, November 13     10 am
            Friday, November 14       10 am
            Saturday, November 15     10 am
            Saturday, November 15      1 pm
            Sunday, November 16       10 am
            Sunday, November 16        1 pm

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

      Trekking Through the Tropics kinkajou2 w/kids

      Focus: Tropical Rainforest
      Fee: Members $16, Non-members $22
      Date:
            Wednesday, December 10    10 am
            Thursday, December 11     10 am
            Friday, December 12       10 am
            Saturday, December 13     10 am
            Saturday, December 13      1 pm
            Sunday, December 14       10 am
            Sunday, December 14        1 pm

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

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      Focus: Big Cats
      Fee: Members $16, Non-members $22
      Date:
            Wednesday, January 14    10 am
            Thursday, January 15     10 am
            Friday, January 16       10 am
            Saturday, January 17     10 am
            Saturday, January 17      1 pm
            Sunday, January 18       10 am
            Sunday, January 18        1 pm

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

  • Wildlife Academy Family Workshop - All Ages
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      Family Fun and Animal Friends

      Fee: Members $8/person ages 2 and over
             Non-members $14/person ages 2 and over
      Date:
             
             Saturday, September 27th   10 am - 12 pm
              
              
               

      The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is fun for kids of all ages! Bring the whole family (siblings and infants are permitted in this program) and join us for a day dedicated to "What's new at the Zoo." Songs, storytelling, crafts, and close encounters with our education animals will bring this class to life

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      *Please note, if you are a member you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member rate is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

  • Field Trips
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      The Zoo offers a wide variety of options for your group's field trip. With tailored options for age groups from preschool to college level, your school, organization, or recreational group can plan an exciting experience for your Zoo outing.

      Please see the course offerings for young audiences below, and then, refer to the complete field trip PDF for all the forms you will need to schedule your trip, including all the information you need about our class offerings, policies, admission, lunches, souvenirs, and overnight trips.