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All Brew at the Zoo attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of age and vaccination status to enter.

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Brew at the Zoo

Friday, September 17, 2021

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Brew at the Zoo is back! Kick off the season at the Bronx Zoo. Grizzly bears, lemurs, sea lions and more will be on exhibit from 5-6:30pm. Throughout the night we'll have a retro arcade, live band, DJ, animal trivia, and more.

VIP guests will enjoy fast-pass entrance, exclusive VIP areas and activities, and cool commemorative swag -- see the full list below. Beer, wine, and cider start flowing at 6pm. Whether you sample from numerous food trucks or enjoy classic bites at one of our zoo cafes, there will be a wide array of treats available for purchase.

Round up the troops and join us for the wildest party in New York City.

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Can't wait to come back! We had a great night! Sea lions are awesome.”
Melora M.
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  • VIP

  • General Admission

  • Designated Driver

  • $109.99

  • $69.99

  • $39.99

  • Express Check In

  • Dancing Crane Pavilion VIP Beer Hall

  • VIP Grizzly Corner with Disney Karaoke

  • NEW! Somba Village with Brewtique Sip n' Snap

  • NEW! Mind Reading & Sleight of Hand Magic at the Dancing Crane Café (with private restrooms)

  • VIP wristband for complimentary snacks at Bronx Zoo cafes and snack stands

  • Swagbag (t-shirt & other exclusive Brew swag)

  • Complimentary general admission for future visit in 2021, received with your Brew at the Zoo ticket package.

  • 5 oz. Commemorative Souvenir Cup with unlimited beer samplings

  • Live Band & DJ Entertainment

  • Animal Bar Trivia & Name that Tune

  • Retro Arcade

  • Complimentary Photo Booth

  • Carnival Games

  • Select Animal Exhibits

Must be 21 or over. No children are permitted at event.
Beer and wine pouring starts at 6pm. Select animal exhibits open from 5pm – 6:30pm
Multiple food options will be available for purchase
Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo support the Wildlife Conservation Society’s mission, led by our flagship Bronx Zoo, to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.
MEDIA NOTE: 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.

Valid WCS Members can receive 10% off VIP Brew at the Zoo tickets with discount code 10OFFBREW. Must show a valid WCS membership card upon entry.
Discount does not apply to VIP or Designated Driver tickets. Valid for a max of 10 tickets. Not applicable towards prior purchases; no cash back or credit will be issued. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Discount code must be entered at the time of checkout. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer ends 2/14/2020 at 11:59 PM.


  • This is a 21 & over event. Valid ID must be presented upon entry. Children are not permitted.
  • Must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination card or active Excelsior COVID-19 Vaccination Pass (NY State residents) to attend. Guests must be fully vaccinated.
  • Masks will be required in certain areas and for certain activities.
  • Beer and wine pouring starts at 6pm.
  • Bags will be subject to search prior to entry.
  • Disorderly 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.
  • Select animal exhibits open from 5pm – 6:30pm
  • No re-entry. If you leave the event for any reason, you will be unable to return.
  • Last entry at 9:00pm.
  • Last call is at 9:45pm.
  • The Bronx Zoo is a smoke free environment. All smoking, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, 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.
  • Guests needing assistance or information on accessibility, please contact us in advance at guestrelations@wcs.org with email subject “Brew access inquiry.”

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