Tickets

The Zoo is open 362 days a year, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.  The operating hours of the Zoo vary throughout the year, and are as follows:

Spring: April 1 - May 23
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission gates close at 4 p.m.
Indoor exhibits and Kids Kingdom close at 4:45 p.m.

Summer: May 24 - September 1
9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission gates close at 4:30 p.m.
Indoor exhibits and Kids Kingdom close at 5:45 p.m.

Fall: September 2 - December 31
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission gates close at 4 p.m.
Indoor exhibits and Kids Kingdom close at 4:45 p.m.

Winter: January 2 - March 31
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission gates close at 3 p.m.
Indoor exhibits and Kids Kingdom close at 3:45 p.m.


All active duty, reservists, and veterans of the United States military receive free general admission with proper identification (i.e. military ID, DD-214).

The Zoo will close early on Friday, June 13 and Friday, July 25 so that staff can prepare for the Zoo's Gala and Summer Safari events. The Gala and Summer Safari are two major fundraisers for the Zoo. On these dates, admission gates will close at 2 p.m. and the park will close at 3 p.m.

Bring a group to the Zoo and receive a reduced rate.  Visit the Group Sales page to learn more.

Questions? Call us at 412-665-3640.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is supported by the Allegheny County Regional Asset District and PPG Industries.