Our Five Ring Circus: Family Night at the Pittsburgh Zoo with Chick-fil-A

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Family Night at the Pittsburgh Zoo with Chick-fil-A

We love the Pittsburgh Zoo and we love Chick-fil-A.  So when you put the two together, a whole lot of fun occurs! 

I recently shared the news that I was a member of the Chick-fil-A of Pittsburgh Mom Ambassador Panel. One of the perks of being a Chick-fil-A blogger is being able to attend all the fun events! 

On Thursday,  the kids and I spent a wonderful evening at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for Family Night at the Zoo with Chick-fil-A!

The fun began the moment we arrived!


We filled out our name tags, grabbed some hats, and headed out on our adventure!


After seeing the tigers, we were treated to some delicious Chick-fil-A food.  My kids were starving after school, so they were so excited to find out they would be eating a Chick-fil-A dinner! They promptly sat down on the path and devoured their Grilled Chicken Subs and macaroni and cheese! I have no photo evidence of this, thanks to trying to feed myself and 4 kids.  I swear, the kids were done eating before I even had the chance to take a bite!

After we ate, we moved on to see some more animals.  The kids got to pet a chinchilla and a guinea pig, and they saw an owl up close.  Lexie LOVES owls, so she was thrilled!

CFA Family Night at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Lily was most excited about seeing the flamingos.  Upon hearing that the flamingos were Lily's favorite animal, a very sweet zookeeper, who was herding up the flamingos, brought a flamingo feather over to Lily.  Lily couldn't believe she was able to take it home.  It definitely made her night!

It was neat to see all the animals around dinner time.  They were all so much more active than they are during the typical zoo hours! We got to see quite a few up close!

CFA Family Night at the Pittsburgh Zoo Giraffe

After seeing the animals, we stopped for another food break.  This time, it was for chips and watermelon!  (Just for the record, the Chick-fil-A waffle potato chips are REALLY good!)

We go to the zoo often, but Family Night at the Zoo was different. Chick-fil-A did such a great job at making it special evening for everyone!  It wasn't crowded, it felt safe, it was very family-friendly, and the kids had a great time!

CFA Family Night at the Pittsburgh Zoo 2

It got dark and chilly, but the fun didn't end there.  We headed up to the pavilion for ice cream and face painting!

CFA Family Night at the Pittsburgh Zoo Face Painting

The evening ended with a really fun dance party! The DJ played some great songs, and the kids were going crazy.  Let's just say that Liam did not want to leave the dance floor!

CFA Family Night at the Pittsburgh Zoo Dance Party

My family had so much fun at the Pittsburgh Zoo with Chick-fil-A!

ChickfilA Family Night at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Before we knew it the night came to an end. We exchanged hugs with some new friends, then headed home with full bellies, smiles on our faces, and happy memories!


Thanks for the wonderful night, Chick-fil-A and Pittsburgh Zoo

Have you attended any fun Chick-fil-A events?


*I was compensated for writing this post, but all opinions are my own. Thank you, Chick-fil-A, for sponsoring this post.


  1. Wow! It looks like your kids had a fantastic time. Oh and I love the coats your girls are wearing!

    1. They did! The big kids were dragging their feet after school, but thanking me for taking them by the end of the evening! And thank you...those coats are the only things the girls will wear that match!

  2. I didn't think I could possibly get more jealous... clearly I am wrong. What a fantastic event.

  3. Looks like a great time! I love the zoo, though we don't get to go as often as I would like. I love to watch kids dancing - they're so free and have such a great time!!

    1. We had a lot of fun!
      We try to get to the zoo a few times a year. It's definitely enough to make our membership worth it, but we don't go much in the winter. Too cold!


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