Asian Lantern Festival

Select Nights August 11 – October 29

The brand new 2023 Asian Lantern Festival: World of Wonders at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium honors our 125th anniversary with a global passport.

Presented by UPMC Health Plan

wagon rides at the icc

Various Dates 

A chill in the air…the colorful leaves…the elephants in the distance! The ICC, located in Fairhope, will introduce unforgettable autumn wagon rides to the public. 


Sunday, October 15

Visit your wild neighbors for free! The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is delighted to offer free daytime admission for RAD Day on October 15, 2023. Ticket reservation is required.

Presented by Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD)


October 21,22, 28, 29

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.


November 10

Join us for Sip & Swirl! Come stroll around the Aquarium and Water’s Edge to various tables to sample spirits from local wineries and distilleries.


Various dates in December

Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch buffet, meet ambassador animals, write a letter to Santa, and deliver it to him right here at the Zoo!

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