Zoo Brew - Blank Park Zoo

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In the summer months, Blank Park Zoo welcomes guests (21+) to enjoy their Wednesday nights with music, food,brews, and of course, the exotic animals of the Zoo!

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Free for Zoo Members
Regular Admission for Non-Members

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Doors close at 8:30 p.m.
Event ends at 9:00 p.m.


2015 Themes

June 3 Home Opener featuring Jake McVey
June 10 Strut Your Stripes featuring The Array
June 17 Around the World featuring The Sheet
June 24 Aloha To Summer featuring Slipstream
July 1 Red, White... featuring Gimikk
July 8 & Blues! featuring Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders
July 15 Iowa Brew Night featuring The New Mexicos
July 22 Christmas in July featuring Loose Neutral
July 29 Tailgate featuring Plastic Apartment
August 5 Spirit of Des Moines featuring Monkey, Monkey, Monkey
August 12 Throwback Night featuring Toaster
August 19 Fan Favorite featuring Pianopalooza
August 26 Zoo Brew Finale featuring Standing Hampton


Frequently Asked Questions

1.   Can I host a private event at Zoo Brew?
Yes, feel free to email sales@blankparkzoo.org or call 515-974-2506 for more details!

2.   Can I bring in my child or baby to Zoo Brew?
No, Zoo Brew is a 21 and older event. Each visitor must present photo ID at the entrance.

3.   What is the price for Zoo Brew?
Regular admission for Non-Members ($12 per person) and free for Zoo Members.

4.   Are samples available?
Samples approximately take place from 5:30 to 6:00 pm and are first come, first serve. Samples are a perk of being early!

5.   Why are the animals not out the entire time?
For the safety of the animals and animal care staff, the animals must go in for the night 30 minutes prior to sunset.

6.   Will there be food at Zoo Brew?
Yes, the Safari Grill will be open. Hy-vee will also have a food station by the train.

7.   Do I have to use all my Groupon tickets at one Zoo Brew?
No, you will be able to redeem your Groupon at the Zoo and use the tickets at any Zoo Brew you attend.

8.   What is the regular sold beer?
Bud Light, Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Strongbow, Summer Shandy, Angry Orchard, & Lemon-ade-arita.

9.   What is the price for drinks?
The cost of drinks at Zoo Brew is $4 per beer & $4 per glass of wine.

10. Is Zoo Brew a cash-only event?
Yes, the bars are cash only. No credit cards are accepted at the bars. There is an ATM located in the Admissions area or by the Safari Grill

11. Will Zoo Brew still be held if it rains?
Yes, Zoo Brew will be held rain or shine.


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For more information about Zoo Brew, please call 515-285-4722 or contact events@blankparkzoo.org!


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