Asian Lantern Festival

Select nights August 12 – October 30 

Something big is roaring back to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium this fall: the Asian Lantern Festival will return with an all-new display!


steam fest

Monday, October 10

Celebrate science, technology, engineering, art, and math as the Zoo hosts STEAM Fest!



October 22, 23, 29, 30

Celebrate the return of ZooBoo, our annual kid-friendly Halloween event. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, collecting treats and supporting local businesses at this daytime family favorite event.



Friday, November 4

Wine tastings. Small bites. Live music. Animals! Sample wine from local and national wineries and vineyards while enjoying the PPG Aquarium and Water’s Edge venues. 


Penguins on Parade

Saturdays and Sundays, December through February

Waddling back into weather-permitting weekends this winter, enjoy our Pittsburgh Zoo penguins taking a walk outside the PPG Aquarium. Fun for everyone!


Breakfast or lunch with santa

Select days in December

Get into the holiday spirit with the return of this festive favorite annual event!



Sunday, October 2

Visit your wild neighbors for free! The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is delighted to offer free daytime admission for RADical Day on October 2, 2022. Reservations are required to enter the Zoo on this day.


Please note: based upon current recommendations at time of any Zoo event, COVID safety measures may apply.

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Snack items provided by event vendors may contain or come into contact with WHEAT, EGGS, PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, and MILK. For more information, please email