The lanterns are back and bigger than ever.
The Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is an evening experience that shines a light on conservation, community, and culture.
The festival features an all-new display with guest favorites from days past: dinosaurs!
Explore the Zoo at night among giant luminous handcrafted sculptures, including extinct and endangered animals. Learn about Asian history, culture, and enjoy themed food and entertainment.
If you were one of the thousands of guests who marveled at the show last year, 2022 features a completely new, not-to-be-missed display of lanterns.
Select nights now through Saturday, October 30, the Zoo illuminates the city with the glow of colossal, wildlife-themed, handcrafted lanterns.
For a limited time, you also have the option to walk-thru the Asian Lantern Festival or visit for special edition drive-thru nights. Prices and offerings vary based on visit type.