Summer Safari: a pittsburgh party


Summer Safari, one of the region’s most anticipated annual 21+ events, will kick off the summer season!

Come celebrate the Zoo’s 125th anniversary with a one of a kind Pittsburgh Party. Let out your inner YINZER and celebrate the evolution of not only the Zoo, but our amazing city of Pittsburgh. Enjoy a traditional cookie table, Pittsburgh firsts, famous foods, live music, local performances, and more! Party for a Purpose as this event supports the Zoo’s animals and worldwide conservation efforts.

The fun begins even earlier in the VIP Tent that features exclusive drinks, food, and entertainment!

Attire is cocktail fashionable and Pittsburgh chic!

Food and drink is included in the ticket price! This event is 21+.

early bird tickets now on sale!

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Early bird presale ends March 31st. The presale pricing of $75 General Admission and $135 VIP Tickets are automatically  listed when you are checking out. There are no additional discounts. 

Friday, June 9

6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

VIP Tent begins at 6 p.m.

Entire Zoo (excluding Tropical Forest Complex, Jungle Odyssey, and Kids Kingdom)

Early Bird Presale Pricing

General Admission: $75

VIP Tickets: $135

(The presale pricing above is automatically listed when you are checking out)

  • Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. A summer Safari ticket and a valid photo ID are required to enter Summer Safari.
  • Summer Safari is a rain or shine event. Tickets will not be refunded due to inclement weather.
  • Summer Safari is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. We consider the purchase of your ticket as a donation to the Zoo.  As such, we do not offer refunds and truly appreciate your generous donation.

Please email with any questions.

Want to be a participating restaurant at Summer Safari: A Pittsburgh Party? fill out a form below!




Sponsor information coming soon!

Interested in being a sponsor? Please email

Event map will be available closer to the day of the event!


Entertainment information coming soon!