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19th Annual Kids & Critters NICU Reunion

19th Annual Kids & Critters NICU Reunion

Calling all UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh NICU graduates — you're in for a wild time at the 19th Annual Kids & Critters NICU Reunion on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Sunday, June 26 at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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Cooper is now a healthy, active little guy thanks to the care received at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital NICU.

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Event Details

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh present the 19th Annual Kids & Critters NICU Reunion

DateSunday, June 26, 2022 (Rain or Shine)
Time11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
LocationPittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (Check-In at the Garden Tent, across from the Carousel)

Proceeds from this event support The Parent Advisory Council’s monthly family educational projects and socials, well-attended events that offer hope and support to families with children currently in the NICU. These funds also provide families with needed items during their stay. With the largest NICU in Pennsylvania, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital strives to prove that miracles can happen every day, thanks to a highly trained team who care for more than 2,000 premature newborns annually across the tri-state area.

Ticket Information

Event tickets are $17 per person
  • Children 23 months and younger are free
  • Tickets include general admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, access to the NICU Reunion event with activities including live music, handprint crafts, family photos and more, a gift for attending children, and $8 in Zoo Dollars.
  • If you are an active member of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, you must purchase an $8 "zoo pass" for each member of your party. This will provide you admission to the NICU Reunion and $8 in Zoo Dollars.
  • Tickets and Zoo Passes will be mailed on or before June 13th. After June 13, they will be available for pick-up at the zoo. Zoo Dollars will be handed out at check-in for the NICU Reunion event.
  • Tickets purchased through Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation can be used until 12/31/2022 if you are unable to attend on the day of the event.

T-Shirt Information

Event T-Shirts are available for $10 per shirt

T-shirts will be mailed on June 13. After June 13, they will be available to pick up at the event.

If you are unable to attend, please consider participating by:

Making a Donation

Becoming a Sponsor — call 412-641-8911 or email Denise Wickline for opportunities

Purchasing T-Shirts

Donating a Raffle Item — call 412-641-8950 or email Nicole Dimanov to discuss


Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

7370 Baker St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Pictures from the 2021 NICU Reunion

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