Brew at the Zoo

Friday, June 16

6:00 – 11:00pm

Will this event still happen if it rains?

Yes, this event is rain or shine.

When is last entry to Brew at the Zoo?

Last entry is at 10:00 p.m.

Do I need a photo ID?

Yes, photo ID is required. Guests and designated drivers must be 21 and over. Individuals under 21 will not be admitted into the event

What is the VIP ticket?

VIP ticket holders get exclusive entry to the air-conditioned VIP Beer Hall at the Dancing Crane Cafe where VIP guests can enjoy complementary light hors d'oeuvres, exclusive wine and beer samples, private bathrooms, and pick up their swag bag including a commemorative t-shirt.

VIP amenities also include express check-in access, complimentary fountain soft drinks from Bronx Zoo cafes, and a Bronx Zoo general admission ticket to visit us again in the 2017 season.

WHERE DO I PICK UP MY VIP SWAG BAG?

VIP swag bags can be picked up at the Dancing Crane cafe VIP Beer Hall from 7-10:45 p.m.

What is your bag policy?

Bags will be subject to search prior to entry.

Will I get to see animals during Brew at the Zoo?

Sure! The zoo is opening up at 6 PM so you can check out some of our most popular exhibits. Reference the animal tab for a full list of open exhibits and times to plan your visit. Please note, while the animals will be in their exhibit, it is up to the animals if they choose to be in the area that is visible to the public.

Will the entire zoo be open for the event?

No. Event entry is only via Southern Blvd Gate, Bronx River Gate and Asia Gate. (no entry at Fordham Road). The Brew event will be restricted to a large section of the park - from Fountain Circle, through Astor Court and Dancing Crane Plaza, to the World of Reptiles and Somba Village. WE ASK THAT ALL GUESTS REMAIN IN THE DESIGNATED AREAS AND PAY ATTENTION TO PATHWAY RESTRICTIONS.

Will there be non-alcoholic beverages available?

Courtesy water stations will be available. There will be soda and bottled water available for purchase.

Will there be food available?

A variety of food trucks, as well as zoo cafes and snack carts, will be open and available for purchase. Food is not included in the Brew ticket price*. Credit cards are accepted at many, but not all of the food trucks. An ATM is located inside the Zoo.

*VIP guests can enjoy some light hors d'oeuvres at the VIP Dancing Crane Cafe VIP Beer Hall.

What is your smoking policy?

The Bronx Zoo is a smoke free park. Smoking is only permitted in parking lots and at one specific designated smoking area adjacent to the Southern Blvd Gate. All smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited in all other locations.

If I leave the Zoo grounds, will I be allowed back in?

No. There will be no re-entry allowed at this event. If you leave the Zoo for any reason you will be unable to return.

Does my ticket price include parking?

No.

How much is parking for this event?

Parking is $16 per car. ($20 for buses)

If I am a WCS Member, do I have to pay for parking?

As this is a special after-hours program, Member benefits do not apply. However, we are offering a special WCS Member parking discount for Brew at the Zoo! Parking (beginning at 5:30pm) will be $8 for any level of WCS Membership. Members must present a valid membership card and photo ID (lookups are not available). Discount for 1 car per membership.

Standard WCS Member parking benefits apply for arrivals prior to 5:30pm.

What is the "Designated Driver" ticket?

Designated drivers get access to all General Admission perks, without consumption of alcohol. Designated Drivers must be 21 and over to enter. Guests with tickets will not receive a souvenir cup and will not be allowed to consume alcohol at the event; however, they will receive complimentary fountain soft drinks at Bronx Zoo cafes.. Designated Driver tickets are limited and may sell out prior to the event date.

Does the cost of my Designated Driver ticket include parking?

No. Parking is separate from all Brew tickets.

Can Designated Driver tickets go into the VIP areas?

Only VIP ticket holders are provided entry into the exclusive areas. Designated Driver tickets are equivalent to General Admission access.

Can a Designated Driver be under 21 years old?

No. Only people age 21 and over will be permitted into Brew at the Zoo. IDs are checked at each point of entry and any person under the age of 21 will be turned away.

Can I bring my young child or baby to this event?

No. Only people age 21 and over will be permitted into Brew at the Zoo. IDs are checked at each point of entry and any person under the age of 21 will be turned away – this includes infants and small children.

Can I get to the Bronx Zoo by public transit?

Yes! We encourage you to do that! The Zoo is convenient to both the 2 and 5 subway trains. We recommend taking those to the PELHAM PARKWAY station and walking to the Bronx River Gate. In addition to subway, you can use the BxM11 Express Bus, and local buses. Visit our directions page for further information and driving instructions.

WILL TAXIS BE AVAILABLE?

The Bronx Zoo is partnering with Lyft to help bring you convenient rides for Brew at the Zoo! New users use code BREWZOO to get $10 in Lyft credits or by clicking here to have the code automatically applied once downloaded from the link. Code valid for new users only.

Can I feed the animals?

No, and please note, disorderly conduct will result in removal from the event. This includes feeding of animals and dumping of liquids in non-designated areas.

If I arrive at the zoo earlier in the day, can I just stay until the event starts?

All guests must leave the zoo at the end of park hours (5p.m.). We encourage you to visit some of the fantastic local restaurants and stores on Arthur Ave! Entry for the event will start at 6:00pm.

Is there a local car service?

We encourage safe and responsible partying. We strongly recommend carpooling, taking mass transit, or making prior arrangements with your favorite car service or ride sharing company.

What amenities will be available?

After a few drinks, we have you covered with an abundance of restrooms and porta-potties throughout the park. There will be security and NYPD presence as well as a Bronx Zoo first aid station available. Our Bronx Zoo store will be open and ready for business.

What if I arrive before 5p.m. and park in the Zoo lot - do I have to move my car?

No, If you are parked in S. Blvd, Asia Parking or the main Bronx River parking lots, you can leave your car.

Can I purchase tickets the day of the event?

Tickets will only be sold online and in advance of the event. There will be no onsite ticket sales. Tickets are expected to sell out, so get yours early.

Can I get a refund?

No, ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. The event will be held rain or shine.

Are media tickets available for the event?

A limited number of media tickets will be available to credentialed members of the press only. Please email mpulsinelli@wcs.org to inquire. There will be no admission without an advance ticket.

I never got confirmation on my tickets!

First, check your junk/spam folder. Sometimes the confirmation email gets sorted there. If you still don't see it, please reach out to onlinetickets@wcs.org with your details (purchaser name, date of purchase, quantity of tickets) and we'll get back to you.


POLICIES & REGULATIONS

  • žThis is a 21 & over event. Valid ID must be presented upon entry.
  • žBags will be subject to search prior to entry.
  • žDisorderly conduct will result in your removal from the event. This includes trespassing into restricted areas, the feeding of animals and dumping of liquids in non-designated areas.
  • žNo re-entry. If you leave the event for any reason, you will be unable to return.
  • žLast entry at 10:00pm.
  • Last call is at 10:45pm.
  • The Bronx Zoo is a smoke free environment. All smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited.
  • No refunds. Not for Resale. Rain or Shine.
  • Event entry is only via Southern Blvd Gate, Bronx River Gate and Asia Gate. (no entry at Fordham Road)
  • Some areas may include intense audio, UV lighting, extremely low visibility, strobe lights and/or special effects. It is not recommended for guests who are claustrophobic, pregnant, are prone to seizures, or have heart and/or respiratory problems.

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