Summer Safari: Groovin’ Thru the Zoo


Summer Safari, one of the region’s most anticipated annual events, will kick off the summer season with a Rock’n Roar!

Dance through the decades as you groove through the Zoo enjoying themed musical entertainment in each location, extensive libations, and delectable dishes provided by Pittsburgh’s premier restaurants, including the Zoo’s exclusive catering company, Taste.  With the Zoo as the backdrop for this magical, musical evening, it is sure to be a hit for all partygoers and musical preferences.

VIP ticket holders get early admission to Summer Safari with exclusive access to the VIP party tent.

Attire is cocktail fashionable, jungle-stylish, OR dress your favorite decade to really get that groovin’ feeling as you two-step, twist, hustle, and rock through the Zoo.

Party for a Purpose as this event supports the Zoo’s animals and worldwide conservation efforts.

Food and drink is included in the ticket price!

Looking for inspiration on what to wear to Summer Safari: Groovin’ thru the Zoo? Click here to visit our Pinterest Board!



 VIP tickets are sold out.



Saturday, June 11

6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

VIP Party starts at 6:00 p.m.

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

General Admission: $90

VIP Tickets: $150

Groups of 10 or more receive an automatic 10% discount on entire purchase at checkout.

  • Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. A summer Safari ticket and a valid photo ID are required to enter Summer Safari.
  • VIP Ticket holder admission begins at 6 p.m. General Admission begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Summer Safari is a rain or shine event. Tickets will not be refunded due to inclement weather.
  • Attire is Summer Fashionable and jungle stylish with comfortable shoes. This year, you can add a twist and dress your favorite decade.
  • 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.


  • Golden Oldies 
  • Classic Rock 
  • Totally 80’s 
  • Nostalgic 90’s 
  • Tunes from the 2000s to today

Please email with any questions.

Thank you to our Restaurant Partners!

Braddock’s Rebellion

BURN by Rocky Patel

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Country Hammer Moonshine Distillery

Wine generously provided by Four Twelve Project: A Wine & Dinery

If you are interested in participating in Summer Safari, please contact for more information.

Interested in being a sponsor? Please email


VIP Tent

Golden Oldies with Dr.Zoot


Classic Rock – 60’s & 70’s with Classic Brew Band

Jambo Plaza

Totally 80’s with the band Totally 80’s

PPG Aquarium

Nostalgic 90’s with DJ Disturbing the Peace

PNC Pavilion

Tunes from 2000’s to Today with Radio Tokyo