Asian Lantern Festival 🏮

September 24, 2021 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium730 Baker StreetPittsburgh PA 15206412-665-3640
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Notes regarding time

Gates close at 9:30 p.m. Entry is timed, and visit length may vary.


The Zoo has embarked on a bold new adventure with the opening of the Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, an evening experience that will shine a light on conservation, community, and diversity.

Select nights now through Saturday, October 30, the Zoo will illuminate the city with the glow of colossal, wildlife-themed, handcrafted lanterns.

These towering steel and silk sculptures will encompass three connected themes: the Zoo, our global species conservation partnerships, and Asian culture.

As dusk settles in, the lanterns will begin to glow. Revelers will stroll the winding pathways of the Zoo, pausing to admire the beautiful lights, experience awe-inspiring entertainment, and discover the cultural diversity of our region.

The Asian Lantern Festival is a family-friendly nighttime event that requires a separate ticket from Zoo daytime admission.


Adult $19.95 Child $16.95


Purchase your timed tickets HERE for the best price and availability! On event dates, same-day online ticket sales will close at 4 p.m.

Member Tickets Online
Adult: $17.95
Child (2-13 years): $14.95

Non-member Tickets Online (become a Member today)
Adult: $19.95
Child (2-13 years): $16.95

At Gates

Limited and no guarantee of availability. We recommend ordering your tickets online in advance for the best experience!

Member Tickets at Gates
Adult: $21.95
Child (2-13 years): $18.95

Non-member Tickets at Gates (become a Member today)
Adult: $23.95
Child (2-13 years): $20.95

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