Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s 9 Unique Activities for Kids

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by
This post was made possible by Visit Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium who provided us with tickets during my family’s recent visit. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families information about Pittsburgh family attractions we think your family will enjoy.

 

This week, we’ve been telling you about the Pittsburgh family attractions my youngest, 8 years old, and I visited this past July as part of a family blogger tour of Pittsburgh. I admit I was surprised of all there was to do in Pittsburgh for kids and how unique the local attractions are. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium was no different. There were so many areas that got my youngest excited about the animals, even proclaiming he wished he could be a zookeeper so he could take as good care of the animals as the Pittsburgh Zoo zookeepers do.

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Polar Bear Statue

 

Follow along as we share the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s unique activities that left us both with some great memories.

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s 9 Unique Activities for Kids

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium sign

 

Visit a Zoo & Aquarium in one place. How fabulous is it that with the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium you can see both animals from the wild and the water? Admission is $16 or less and includes visiting both areas as well as free parking.

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Operation tiger game

 

Operate on animals with the classic Operation game with a zoo-inspired twist in the Worlds of Discovery Center. Remember the game Operation? At the Pittsburgh Zoo, there are two Operation games. One game allows you and your child to ‘operate’ on a tiger. The other lets you work on a turtle.

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium flamingos

If you miss the Flamingo Walk, you can always see them in their exhibit.

 

Walk with the flamingos on the Flamingo Walk. Once a day the flamingos are walked through the zoo on a main pathway for everyone to see. Unfortunately, we missed our chance as we were busy exploring other fun areas of the Pittsburgh Zoo, but as we captured in the picture above they do have a regular exhibit at the zoo.

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium beach

 

Build a sand castle on the Pittsburgh Zoo beach in the Islands area. We also love the umbrellas and Adirondack chairs for sitting back and relaxing in.

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium playground

 

Slide down cool slides in the shade at the playground in the Kids’ Kingdom. The playground, set back in the trees, offers areas for kids to climb, slide, and explore. There’s even a walking trail.

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Elephant Care Center

 

Understand how elephants are cared for in the Elephant Care Center. When we visited the Care Center we were able to see several elephants being cared for.

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium rhinoceros

 

See how you measure up to other rhinoceroses. What age rhino would you be?

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Hoot like a Gorilla

 

Hoot like a gorilla in the gorilla exhibit area. In this area, the kids had a hoot recording their hoots and listening to how they compare to gorillas.

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium sting ray

 

Crawl through a sting ray exhibit to get an upclose look at sting rays in their habitat. The tunnel takes kids along side the tank and underneath an area. It comes up in a back corner giving kids a different way to see the sting rays and other creatures in the tank.

 

 

Want to see more from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium?

 

Then head over to our Facebook album where you can see our Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium photos. Here’s a short preview.

 

To learn more about the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s exhibits, hours and admission prices, you can visit their website at http://www.pittsburghzoo.org/.

 

Click over to see the rest of our Family Travel to Pittsburgh series for help in planning your family vacation to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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This post was made possible by Visit Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium who provided us with tickets during my family’s recent visit. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families information about Pittsburgh family attractions we think your family will enjoy.

 

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