Brew at the Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, August 17, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.


21+ Event
Please note, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 2:30 p.m. (last ticket sold at 2:00 p.m.) on August 17 in preparation for this event.

Early-Bird Admission (through July 31): $55 
Regular Admission (August 1 - 16): $60
Day-of Admission: $65
VIP Admission: $100

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Walk on the wild side as you sample offerings from a variety of breweries and restaurants. Sip some delicious brews and visit with western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, pygmy hippos, and other species in the Zoo’s Tropical Forest Pavilion, as well as giraffes, zebras, kangaroos and many other animals. Don’t miss a visit to Aussie Aviary, a seasonal free-flight aviary featuring brightly-colored budgies. The entire zoo, with the exception of the Bird's World building and playground, will be open for this event (weather permitting).

This year only, venture through our Wicked BIG Bug exhibit, where roles will be reversed as you find yourself looking up into the eyes of an 8-foot-tall tarantula, or at the tail of a mighty emperor scorpion looming 15 feet in the air! 

VIP Perks:

VIP ticket-holders get extra perks, including exclusive food and beer sampling from John Harvards in our VIP tent from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., event T-shirt, and the chance to hang with two-toed sloth Molasses, along with a few more amazing animal ambassadors! Please note: This is subject to change due to weather and animals' needs.

Thank you!

Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo support the operation and continued growth of Zoo New England, its education programs and conservation initiatives.


 Aeronaut Logo  Boneup Logo  TrueNorth
 Cambridgebrewingco Logo Lagunitas (1)  Willies Logo
Downtheroad Logo Mayflowerbrewing   John Harvard's
Startline Logo Castleisland Logo Whalers
 Bantamcider greater good brewery brooklyn brewery
Tap Brewing



Food and other Beverages

7 ate 9 just hummus

California Pizza Kitchen




This year we welcome Giantfoot in our entertainment lineup. Based out of Waltham, Massachusetts, Giantfoot has been playing all over the New England area. This "friendly neighborhood cover band" reimagines modern and classic hits by putting them through the prism of their tasteful, yet groovy triple-guitar dovetailed sound.

Brewery/Restaurant Participation Application

View and submit our 2019 Brewery Participation Application here

For more information about hosting a sampling station, please contact Rachel Bennett at rbennett@zoonewengland.org or 617-379-5122.


Event Sponsorship
Is your company interested in sponsoring this event? Zoo New England has many different types of packages that will fit your company’s goals. Please contact Kevin Milhomme at kmilhomme@zoonewengland.org or 617-989-2692 for more information.