Get ready for our first socially distanced Opening Season Parade at the Zoo!

The parade will include appearances from your favorite princesses, characters, mascots, dancers from the Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance, and more.

The parade will kick off at Forest Passage and travel along the Zoo path, ending on the Kids Kingdom patio. Make sure to arrive early enough to snag a socially distanced spot along the parade route.

Included with general Zoo admission!

Presented by Busy Beaver Building Centers, Inc.

Monday, May 31

11 a.m.

Throughout the Zoo!

Excluding The Islands, Jungle Odyssey, PPG Aquarium, Water’s Edge, Worlds of Discovery

 Included with general Zoo admission
Members get in free!

  • The parade will kick off at Forest Passage at 11 a.m.
  • The parade will continue through the African Savanna, and will turn right at the entrance of the Safari Plaza, making its way up Bear Hill towards the PPG Aquarium.
  • The route will continue along the walking path past Water’s Edge, and will end on the Kids Kingdom patio.

Zoo Map available here.

  • All guests and parade performers will adhere to proper social distancing guidelines at all times.
  • The parade will be fairly short, as we are working to keep this experience as safe as possible for all guests and parade performers.
  • The parade will only travel the parade route one time, so make sure you arrive at the Zoo with enough time to snag a spot along the route!
  • Any additional questions can be directed to