Asian Lantern Festival

Embark on a bold new adventure with the Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, an evening experience that will shine a light on conservation, community, and culture.

2021 24 Sep
recurring event
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • 7370 Baker St.
  • 15206, Pennsylvania 15206
  • Time:
    6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Phone:
    412-665-3640

Embark on a bold new adventure with the Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, an evening experience that will shine a light on conservation, community, and culture.

Select nights from Saturday, August 14 through Saturday, October 30, the Zoo will illuminate the city with the glow of colossal, wildlife-themed, handcrafted lanterns.

These towering steel and silk sculptures will encompass three connected themes: the Zoo, our global species conservation partnerships, and Asian culture.

As dusk settles in, the lanterns will begin to glow. Revelers will stroll the winding pathways of the Zoo, pausing to admire the beautiful lights, experience awe-inspiring entertainment, and discover the cultural diversity of our region.

The Asian Lantern Festival is a family-friendly nighttime event that requires a separate ticket from Zoo daytime admission. 

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Friday, September 24
  • Saturday, September 25
  • Sunday, September 26
  • Thursday, September 30
  • Friday, October 1
  • Saturday, October 2
  • Sunday, October 3
  • Thursday, October 7
  • Friday, October 8
  • Saturday, October 9
  • Sunday, October 10
  • Thursday, October 14
  • Friday, October 15
  • Saturday, October 16
  • Sunday, October 17
  • Thursday, October 21
  • Friday, October 22
  • Saturday, October 23
  • Sunday, October 24
  • Thursday, October 28
  • Friday, October 29