Name That Beaver Summer Scavenger Hunt Series

Saturday, May 1 – Wednesday, June 30
Travel through the Zoo to solve five (5) riddles and submit the winning word to win a prize! Sponsored by Busy Beaver Building Centers, Inc.


Sunday, June 20
Stop by the “Beaver Log Cabin” near Kids Kingdom to get your Busy Beaver swag!
Sponsored by Busy Beaver Building Centers, Inc. 

Eat’n Park Family Month

Thursday, July 1 – Saturday, July 31
All children will receive a coupon for a free Kids Meal with the purchase of an adult meal from Eat’n Park. On Saturdays, go wild for smiles with Smiley and friends and receive a Smiley cookie.
Presented by Eat’n Park.


Breakfast with the Animals

Sunday, July 25 or Sunday, August 8
Wake up and enjoy special treats and animal encounters on the #WildSideOfBreakfast!
Sponsored by Nutella.

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Virtual ZooZilla 5K & Ele-FUN Run

Sunday, August 1 – Tuesday, August 31

Register by July 15
Join us for a run or walk, any time in August, from anywhere. Sponsored by PA Virtual Charter School.

Wild Illuminations


Friday, August 13
Shine a light on conservation during the Wild Illuminations Soiree, the exclusive preview party to our Asian Lantern Festival. Presented by UPMC Health Plan.

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Asian Lantern Festival

Saturday, August 14 – Saturday, October 30
Select evenings this fall, journey through the Zoo amidst colossal, wildlife-themed, handcrafted lanterns. Presented by DSF Charitable Foundation.

Check back regularly for brand new events and seasonal returning favorites, like ZooBoo and Zoo Lights!

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