• Animal Care

    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

    Grades 7-12

    Are you considering career with animals?  Then, this just might be the program for you. The Zoo’s Conservation Education Department is offering this series of in-person and virtual programs that will highlight different careers at the Zoo. You will get an in-depth look into the careers of animal keepers, aquarists and the Veterinarian/Animal Health department. You will explore educational and training requirements and personal stories of the staff that have dedicated their lives for the care of our amazing animals.

    Session 1: In Person: Saturday, March 27 from 1:00 pm – 2:30pm

    Topic: All about the aquarium. Meet the curators and aquarists that care for over 4,000 individual animals from tiny sea horses to the black tip reef sharks.

    Session 2: In Person: Saturday, April 3 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm

    Topic: Animal training. Meet keepers who care for sea otters, sea lions and our elephant seals. Learn about training and enrichment

    Session 3: In Person: Saturday, April 10 from 1:00 pm - 2:30  pm

    Topic: Do you want to be a Veterinarian? Meet our vet staff and get all your questions answered.

    Session 4: In Person: Saturday, April 24 from 1:00pm – 2:30 pm

    Topic: Meet the mammals: Go on a tour through the zoo, stopping to talk to keepers along the way. You will meet the cat keepers and the giraffe and elephant keepers and learn about the daily duties in caring for these animals.


     Topics of sessions may change due to availability of Keepers.