Wild Illuminations

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Illuminating the Pittsburgh skyline with the glow of colossal animal-themed lantern installations, the Zoo will shine a light on conservation during the Wild Illuminations gala. Celebrate in wild style at this all-inclusive VIP preview night for the Asian Lantern Festival.

Stroll through the Zoo delighting in the glow of the lanterns. Dine on delectable Asian-inspired dishes from the region’s premier restaurants and the Zoo’s catering company, Taste. Celebrate Asian culture while enjoying performances and artisans from the Organization of Chinese Americans and the Japan America Society of Pennsylvania.

Food and beverages included in event price. Event is not black-tie; dress attire is summer chic with a tropical flair. All guests must be 21 years or older to attend and proper ID will be required. Additional COVID restrictions may apply, based upon local and state mandates.

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Friday, August 13

6:30 p.m.
to 11 p.m.

Throughout the Zoo.

This is an outdoor event. Most indoor facilities will not be open.

Member Price: $175/ticket 

General Admission: $200/ticket

Includes food and beverages.

10% off for groups of 10 or more.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors. If interested in partnering with the Zoo for Wild Illuminations, please contact tgaspard@pittsburghzoo.org.

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  • Burn by Rocky Patel
  • Braddock’s Rebellion
  • Country Hammer Moonshine & Distillery
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Texas de Brazil

If interested in partnering with the Zoo for Wild Illuminations, please contact tgaspard@pittsburghzoo.org.

Itinerary and map coming soon.

Wondering what to wear? Check out some styles on the Zoo’s Wild Illuminations Pinterest board