The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is known for putting on many events throughout the year, and in fall 2022 they are bringing back one of their most popular events- the Asian Lantern Festival running on Thursday to Sunday nights through October 30th!
We were fortunate enough to visit the Seoul Lantern Festival when visiting South Korea in 2019 and absolutely loved the large, ornate, and colorful paper sculptures that lined Cheonggyecheon Stream in the heart of the city (see some of our favorites over at our travel blog at the previous link).
Naturally, when we heard that the Pittsburgh Zoo was going to host their own lantern festival, we knew we had to attend. We loved 2021's so much that we returned back to check out 2022's show right after it opened. Throw on the fact that it is back with a new theme, dinosaurs, and we were rather excited to visit again!
In this one, we thought we'd share a bit more about what the Asian Lantern Festival at the zoo is like in 2022, share a few of our favorite pieces, and give some tips to help you plan your visit for this limited-time show.