Summer Safari | Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Summer Safari: Live Wild


Unleash your inner animal and live wild at one of the region's most highly anticipated annual parties, Summer Safari!

Grab your cocktail and stroll through the Zoo, experiencing our majestic animals and lush scenery in an entirely new way. Pose with some of your favorite animal friends, dance the night away with our rockin' live bands, and get an in-depth look into the other magnificant creatures that call the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium home.

From The Village, to the African Savanna, through the PPG Aquarium, and into Water's Edge, your Summer Safari adventure will take you around the globe, connecting you with animals from all corners of the world in one magical night. Festivities in The Village are sponsored by Bayer.

Take your journey one step further as a VIP ticket holder. As a VIP, you'll have access to an exclusive private party that opens at 6 p.m. before the event kicks off, as well as special animal encounters, private grazing stations, additional entertainment, VIP-only bar lines, and preferred parking. VIP areas are sponsored by Blank Rome LLP.

All guests must be 21 or over.

Ticket sales begin Saturday, June 9.

Summer Safari Presented by:

Herbert G. Feldman Charitable Foundation

Friday, July 27
6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
VIP Party begins at 6 p.m.
Entire Zoo
Tickets: $85 / person
VIP Tickets: $145 / person (Limited VIP tickets available)

Ticket sales begin Saturday, June 9.

  • Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Your ticket and a valid photo ID is required to enter Summer Safari.
  • VIP ticket holder admission begins at 6 p.m. General admission begins at 7 p.m.
  • Summer Safari takes place rain or shine.
  • Attire is fashionable and jungle stylish with comfortable shoes (no jeans, please).
  • Sorry, no refunds.