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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Don’t miss the 10th annual Brew at the Zoo! 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 Bugs 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! 

Transportation will be provided to and from the Forest Hills MBTA station and the Zoo. See below for more details.

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.

Breweries and Other Beverages

 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

Backlash Beer Co

Victory Brewing Company 

Southern Tier Brewing

Sixpoint Brewing Company

House Bear Brewing 

Itz Spritz Bravazzi

Archer Roose 

Martha's Spiked Lemonade UFO

Dorchester Brewing Company


7 ate 9 just hummus 110 Grill

California Pizza Kitchen






mystical misfitsMystical Misfits deliver original interpretations of grateful dead music and other classic rock songs, infusing groovy rhythms, group improvisation, and searing solos. A blend of rock, blues, and country, with passionate vocals, getting everyone in the audience dancing and singing. They have been performing together twice a month for 8 years at the midway cafe in Jamaica Plain.

Giantfoot is your friendly neighborhood cover band, specializing in re-imagining modern and classic hits by putting them through the prism of their unique and tasteful yet groovy sound. Based out of Waltham, Massachusetts, Giantfoot has been playing all over the New England area. Originally formed in 2015 as a one show, ad-hoc ensemble of already established Boston musicians, the band realized that their unique and intersecting musical tastes and styles meshed perfectly together. As such, Giantfoot was formed and continued to rock all around New England.



Transportation will be provided to and from the Forest Hills MBTA station and the Zoo at the following times, running continuously:

  • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Forest Hills MBTA to Franklin Park Zoo's Giraffe Entrance
  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Franklin Park Zoo's Giraffe Entrance to Forest Hills MBTA

Zoo staff will be available to assist in boarding buses.

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.