Shopping and Dining

Visit the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's premiere gift shops and dining locations where a portion of the profits helps support the Zoo's mission of education and conservation. Each shop carries an attractive selection of interesting and educational items with a wildlife theme, and eateries located throughout the park will have something to satisfy everyone's taste buds.

All shopping and dining locations accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

  • Zoovenirs
    • Village Outfitters

      One of two gift shops located in the Safari Village near the entrance of the Zoo, this open-air shop features a wide selection of children's toys, plush animals, T-shirts and more. This shop is for the young and young at heart. It is a favorite shop for school groups and young families.

      Open daily, April through September, weather permitting.

  • Current
    • The Current gift shop is located in the PPG Aquarium. This spectacular gift shop features an array of unique aquatic plush creatures, apparel, gifts, books, jewelry and toys.

      Open year-round.

  • Northwest Trading Company
    • The Zoo's newest gift shop is located in the plaza between Water's Edge and Kids Kingdom. Whether it's a plush animal from the Water's Edge exhibit, or gear for a Northwest expedition, you'll find it here.

      Open daily, April through September, weather permitting.

  • The Safari Outpost
    • Located in the Safari Village. This unique shop offers a selection of art, apparel, plush animals, jewelry, books, toys, and other fine gifts. An ATM machine, which operates from April 1 to October 31, is located at the entrance to this building.

      Open year-round.
  • Safari Wheels
    • Located in the Safari Village at the main entrance to the Zoo, this location primarily offers daily jeep and wagon rentals (wheelchairs are also available for rent at no extra charge). But this location serves as the gear shop, with items such as cameras, hats, sunscreen, batteries, and ponchos available.

      Open year-round, weather permitting.