General Admission & Hours

genadmisThe 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:

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.

The Zoo will close early on Friday, July 25 so that staff can prepare for the Zoo's Summer Safari event. Summer Safari is a major fundraiser for the Zoo. Admission gates will close at 2 p.m. and the park will close at 3 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.

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.


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

Questions? Call us at 412-665-3640.

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

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