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May 9, 2006
From journal Behind The Steel City
State College, Pennsylvania
September 30, 2004
It's pretty hilly, like the rest of Pittsburgh, so if a stroller is an option, think in advance of who will have more energy (you, or the stroller occupant)!
For this price, there don't seem to be many shows or demonstrations, but the displays are well-maintained.
From journal Pittsburgh Family Weekend
Wheeling, West Virginia
May 31, 2004
From journal Hollywood Beach Towers
South Point, Ohio
August 14, 2002
From journal Pennsylvania Travels
by Amy Travels
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
June 4, 2002
The zoo is nice enough, but there are other zoos that I’ve liked better, such as the Miami Metro Zoo. The observation areas at the Pittsburgh Zoo are small. We went on a sunny Saturday afternoon and it was very crowded. It’s probably less crowded on weekdays. It was warm on the day we visited, but not too hot. However, if it’s hot on the day of your visit, there are four indoor areas where you can cool off a little.
As far as the Aquarium, there was a lot of hype before the opening, but it is not nearly as impressive as other aquariums I’ve been to. The only dolphin there recently died and has not been replaced. There are also some empty tanks. Also, you can’t touch stingrays like you can at some other zoos/parks. In addition, there are no touch tanks for the kids like at Sea World.
The Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium is open year round, except Christmas Day. The gates are open from 9 A.M. until 4 P.M. The zoo closes at 5 P.M. Adult admission is $8, children 2 through 13 are $5, $7 for over 60, and under two are free. Parking is $3. Allow three hours minimum or more if you like to read the information at each exhibit or if you have children. It took my husband, 15 month-old daughter, and I about three hours to get around the zoo, but we felt really rushed at the end.
From journal Pittsburgh is My Home
January 9, 2001
From journal Pittsburgh- Champions in all aspects