With the kids out of school and summer officially here, it’s time to celebrate National Zoo and Aquarium Month with a trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. With the zoo located less than half an hour away, it’s an easy trip to make.
Here are some great experiences you can have at the zoo.
- One new addition to the zoo’s animal family is the Visayan Warty Pig. Three female pigs will now call the Pittsburgh Zoo home. They hail from the Vasayan Islands in the Philippines and are a critically endangered species. They will be part of a new exhibit area called “The Islands.”
- Every Wednesday now through August 5 from noon until 2 PM, you can take part in Wild Wednesdays. This family-friendly activity will feature a new theme each week and highlight different animal throughout the zoo.
- Bring two celebrations together by celebrating Father’s Day at the zoo on June 21. All dads receive free admission when accompanied by a child.
The zoo is open daily with summer hours from 9:30 AM through 6 PM (gates close at 4:30 PM). Adult tickets cost $15, children ages 2-13 are $13, and anyone under 24 months old is free. Parking is free as well. And what will you drive to the zoo? If you need a new vehicle to get you and your family to the zoo safely and efficiently, then come check out our expansive inventory at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford!