Pittsburgh Zoo & Ppg Aquarium

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  • 1 Palace Ct

    Pittsburgh, PA 15227

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  • 412-365-2536

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We enjoyed going to the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium. It is hilly so be prepared to go up and down hills, but we didn't get tired from walking at all. The zoo and aquarium seemed to be taken care of very well. Of course, we always wish to see even more animals, but the selection of animals was as large as any that you would see at another major zoo. The aquarium was crowded with people, but we moved along fast enough to view all of the tanks. We bought lots of souvenirs in the gift shop, which was as expected a little pricey, but I enjoy my penguin hoodie and snow globe very much. We also ate lunch from two of the zoo's restaurants. There's not much variety in the food offerings, but it tasted decent. Parking was easy to find.

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We enjoyed going to the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium. It is hilly so be prepared to go up and down hills, but we didn't get tired from walking at all. The zoo and aquarium seemed to be taken care of very well. Of course, we always wish to see even more animals, but the selection of animals was as large as any that you would see at another major zoo. The aquarium was crowded with people, but we moved along fast enough to view all of the tanks. We bought lots of souvenirs in the gift shop, which was as expected a little pricey, but I enjoy my penguin hoodie and snow globe very much. We also ate lunch from two of the zoo's restaurants. There's not much variety in the food offerings, but it tasted decent. Parking was easy to find.

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They have put so much money into this place and they have so many new exhibits. It is a wonderful place to go and spend the day. Even on a rainy day there are enough indoor exhibits where you can still have a nice time. The prices have gone up considerably down through the years but I think the best way to get around that is to buy a membership to the zoo and then you can go as many times as you want within that year. One trip to the zoo pays for the membership when you have about 4 to 5 people attending. The food is good but pricey... otherwise go and enjoy!

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★★★★★

They have put so much money into this place and they have so many new exhibits. It is a wonderful place to go and spend the day. Even on a rainy day there are enough indoor exhibits where you can still have a nice time. The prices have gone up considerably down through the years but I think the best way to get around that is to buy a membership to the zoo and then you can go as many times as you want within that year. One trip to the zoo pays for the membership when you have about 4 to 5 people attending. The food is good but pricey... otherwise go and enjoy!

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A nice day trip. There is a lot to do here. The animals are seen in their "natural" habitat. There is also an indoor aquarium with all kinds of sea creatures. Nice playground in the kids area.

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A nice day trip. There is a lot to do here. The animals are seen in their "natural" habitat. There is also an indoor aquarium with all kinds of sea creatures. Nice playground in the kids area.

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Nestled in a fairly large green space just northeast of downtown Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has expanded into an upper-tier zoo. The zoo is home to thousands of species, including 30+ endangered species. The animals have large areas to roam around. Some of the animals include a snow leopard, black rhinos, elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, and kodiak bears. The highly interactive Kids Kingdom is a magnificent place for the little ones, with a strong emphasis on education. Moreover, the PPG Aquarium is a relatively new addition. It opened in 2000. When I visited back in 2000, the aquarium was disappointing. However, Im sure it is improved since then. By the way, parking is free.

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Nestled in a fairly large green space just northeast of downtown Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has expanded into an upper-tier zoo. The zoo is home to thousands of species, including 30+ endangered species. The animals have large areas to roam around. Some of the animals include a snow leopard, black rhinos, elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, and kodiak bears. The highly interactive Kids Kingdom is a magnificent place for the little ones, with a strong emphasis on education. Moreover, the PPG Aquarium is a relatively new addition. It opened in 2000. When I visited back in 2000, the aquarium was disappointing. However, Im sure it is improved since then. By the way, parking is free.

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They have improved the exhibits by making them more like the natural habitats for the animals. There are also more different types of animals that have been added.

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They have improved the exhibits by making them more like the natural habitats for the animals. There are also more different types of animals that have been added.

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This is a great zoo. Lots of animals you can actually see during the day! The aquarium is a lot of fun for all ages. The kids can crawl through a stingray tunnel and get close to them. The playground and activities offer a great outlet for the kids. The grounds are clean and well maintained. The prices are reasonable.

PROS: Lots to do and see for everyone
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★★★★★

This is a great zoo. Lots of animals you can actually see during the day! The aquarium is a lot of fun for all ages. The kids can crawl through a stingray tunnel and get close to them. The playground and activities offer a great outlet for the kids. The grounds are clean and well maintained. The prices are reasonable.

PROS: Lots to do and see for everyone
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The Pittsburgh Zoo is really nice. It has your standard attractions including lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!). It's fun for kids too. They have a great jungle gym and a petting zoo. One of my favorite exhibits is the kangaroos which you can pet. The new aquarium is very interesting as well. The sea dragons are amazing! We were given a zoo subscription and an "adopted" black bear as a wedding present. It was one of the most unique gifts and we loved it!

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The Pittsburgh Zoo is really nice. It has your standard attractions including lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!). It's fun for kids too. They have a great jungle gym and a petting zoo. One of my favorite exhibits is the kangaroos which you can pet. The new aquarium is very interesting as well. The sea dragons are amazing! We were given a zoo subscription and an "adopted" black bear as a wedding present. It was one of the most unique gifts and we loved it!

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With all of the new additions to the Pittsburgh Zoo, it is always a new experience every time you visit. The new Kid Zone/ Niches of the World is fun for all ages and a great new feature for kids of all ages. The new polar bear exhibit is going to be the next exhibit to open across from PPG Aquarium and looks like it will be a must see attraction.

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With all of the new additions to the Pittsburgh Zoo, it is always a new experience every time you visit. The new Kid Zone/ Niches of the World is fun for all ages and a great new feature for kids of all ages. The new polar bear exhibit is going to be the next exhibit to open across from PPG Aquarium and looks like it will be a must see attraction.

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There really is just a ton to do! We never have time for everything, multiple visits are really a must. The awuarium is so much fun. Check out the sea dragons adn the kids love teh sting ray tunnel. Kids Kingdom lets the kids play with climbing webs, slides, a playground for toddlers, a deer park, petting zoo, adn so much more. Kids love the large tree slide in Discovery Pavilion, alogn with the bat room, adn meerkat tunnels. Teh train is a big hit with the little ones as well. Food is fairly reasonable adn the refillable souvenier cups are great. Memberships are super affordable as well.

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★★★★★

There really is just a ton to do! We never have time for everything, multiple visits are really a must. The awuarium is so much fun. Check out the sea dragons adn the kids love teh sting ray tunnel. Kids Kingdom lets the kids play with climbing webs, slides, a playground for toddlers, a deer park, petting zoo, adn so much more. Kids love the large tree slide in Discovery Pavilion, alogn with the bat room, adn meerkat tunnels. Teh train is a big hit with the little ones as well. Food is fairly reasonable adn the refillable souvenier cups are great. Memberships are super affordable as well.

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This is a must see Pittsburgh attraction, The rainforest exhibit with the monkeys is wonderful, on a cool day the large apes will be running in their exhibit...a must see! Also don't forget the holiday events there too such as zoo boo and the Christmas lights.

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This is a must see Pittsburgh attraction, The rainforest exhibit with the monkeys is wonderful, on a cool day the large apes will be running in their exhibit...a must see! Also don't forget the holiday events there too such as zoo boo and the Christmas lights.

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There is so much to do for all ages! Adults will even have a blast! So much to see and do! Nice animal selection (Even though they don't have any dolphins :( )! We had a blast and will definetly go again!! I would definetly suggest bringing your own water and lunch though! The prices are a little steep!!

5
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There is so much to do for all ages! Adults will even have a blast! So much to see and do! Nice animal selection (Even though they don't have any dolphins :( )! We had a blast and will definetly go again!! I would definetly suggest bringing your own water and lunch though! The prices are a little steep!!

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So much to do for any age group! Everything is grouped by catagory, so you can plan your day accordingly if you want a more scheduled visit. Lots of play areas for the kids along with hands on petting zoos etc.

PROS: Variety
CONS: Hills

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★★★★★

So much to do for any age group! Everything is grouped by catagory, so you can plan your day accordingly if you want a more scheduled visit. Lots of play areas for the kids along with hands on petting zoos etc.

PROS: Variety
CONS: Hills

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