Asian Lantern Festival



They’re back and bigger than ever! The Asian Lantern Festival returns this fall with an all-new display, featuring guest favorites from days past: dinosaurs!

Explore the Zoo at night among giant luminous handcrafted sculptures, including extinct and endangered animals. Learn about Asian history, culture, and enjoy themed food and entertainment.

If you were one of the thousands of guests who marveled at the show last year, 2022 will feature a completely new, not-to-be-missed display of lanterns.


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General ticket sales begin July 8.

Thursday through Sunday nights.

Friday, August 12 through Sunday, October 30.

6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Gates close at 9:30 p.m.

Entry is timed, and visit length may vary. Full details below.

Throughout the Zoo.

This is an outdoor event. Most indoor facilities, including the PPG Aquarium, will not be open.

Base adult ticket $22.95. Ticket prices vary and discounts are available. See details below.

TICKET Pricing

Friday & Saturday Nights

Buy your tickets in advance online for the best price and availability!

Non-members (become a Member today)
Adult: $22.95
Child (2-13 years): $19.95

Members (save $2)
Adult: $19.95
Child (2-13 years): $16.95


Thursday & Sunday Nights 

Visit on our value nights! Great discounts available on all tickets.

Non-member Value (save $3)
Adult: $19.95
Child (2-13 years): $16.95

Member Value (save $5)
Adult: $17.95
Child (2-13 years): $14.95

Timed Tickets

When you buy walk-thru tickets to the Asian Lantern Festival, you will select both a day and time you would like to visit. Tickets for the Asian Lantern Festival have timed entry, which helps ensure all guests have a safe and pleasant experience. Entry times are available every 30 minutes. Our first 6:30 p.m. time slot for each evening is the most popular; if an entry time is listed as Sold Out on the ticketing page, please try the next available time slot that evening (7 p.m. or later), or select another day.

Time on tickets indicates the half-hour range you will enter the Zoo, but does not require a specific exit time. Once admitted to the Zoo at the listed time for the event, you may stay in the park as long as preferred, or until park close at 10:30 p.m.

Additional Ticket Information

Children under 2 years old do not require tickets.

Tickets must be used on the selected evening, and are not transferrable to other nights. The event will take place rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

Animals will not be visible in their public habitat during evening hours. To see all Zoo animals, you may also like to plan a daytime visit.

The Asian Lantern Festival features exciting and educational entertainment from local performers, showcasing cultural elements from Asian Americans and several of the countries of East and Southeast Asia. Demonstrations and performances included with admission. Dates subject to change. Check back soon for complete schedule.

Be sure to stop by the Zoo’s restaurants and stands to try special Asian-inspired food and drinks during the festival. Check back soon for complete menu and locations.