Wild Illuminations: A Night to Shine a Light on Conservation

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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 Soiree. Celebrate in wild style at this exclusive preview party to our 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.

Purchase tickets during our pre-sale from May 4 through May 31 for a special price of $150 per ticket. 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.


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.


Pre-sale pricing available
May 4 – 31 only:

General Admission: $200/ticket
Member Price: $175/ticket

Group Discounts available

  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • PNC
  • Woodings Industrial Corporation
  • Eckert Seamans
  • Herbert G Feldman Charitable Foundation
  • Federated Hermes
  • Federal Home Loan Bank

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

  • 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

Details coming soon.