Over 100 animal lights shimmer and shine at the Pittsburgh Zoo! As you drive through the zoo, you can also enjoy holiday music and festive treats. Each year, the zoo adds new displays.
Although you won’t see REAL animals, the zoo lights feature animals in lights near their real counterparts. When you’re seeing all the cats lights, you know you’re near the real cats! You can actually smell them! (Yeah, yuk!) As you drive by the elephant house, likewise!
We particularly enjoyed the purple and white zebra and the baby giraffe drinking water.
Located in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park, the zoo sits on 77 acres of park land where it exhibits more than 4,000 animals representing 475 species, including 20 threatened or endangered species.
Know Before You Go
One timed Zoo Lights event ticket is required for each vehicle, which you should purchase in advance to guarantee admission. This is an outdoor drive-thru event. No indoor facilities or bathrooms are open.
Getting there: 7370 Baker St, Pittsburgh
Hours: November 25 – December 30 on select nights.
Website: Pittsburgh Zoo Events
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- Haunted Pittsburgh
- Just Ducky Boat Tour
- National Aviary
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