Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children

View All Rates ›

Zoo Brew - Starfish & Stouts with Harper & Lee

July 29, 2020, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Every Wednesday July 15 through September 2 
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm


$14 for Non-Members
Free for Members, Members do not need to pre-reserve tickets.

The camels aren’t the only ones celebrating hump day at Blank Park Zoo! Every Wednesday in the summer, the Zoo comes to life after hours for those 21 and over. This popular fundraising event features a variety of live music and summer brews all while enjoying the animals!  When you buy a brew, you support the Zoo!

Zoo Brew will be operating at 50% capacity. People with pre-purchased tickets and members will have priority for admission into the event. If we reach capacity, we will form a queue line and members and advance ticket holders will have priority access as guests leave. 

Zoo Brew is a 21+ event where adults enjoy a beverage and explore the Zoo in a childfree environment. As an outdoor venue, guests have the opportunity to practice social distancing. Masks are highly encouraged, and required in the Discovery Center exhibit.

We are excited to welcome the 21+ crowd back to the Zoo in a responsible way. When you buy a brew, you support the Zoo!

No refund on pre-purchased tickets. If a Zoo Brew event is cancelled tickets will be valid for regular Zoo admission through March 2021.

Click here to purchase tickets

Have a question? Click here for our FAQ.

Presented by Acura of Johnston

Zoo Brew Schedule

July 29
Theme: Starfish and Stouts
Live Music: Harper and Lee
Adult Scavenger Hunt around the Zoo

August 5
Theme: Retro Rhinos
Live Music: To Be Announced
Bowling for Rhinos in Africa Pavilion

August 12
Theme: Gallons for Talons
Live Music: To Be Announced
Educational Program on Birds around the Zoo

August 19
Theme: Hakuna Moscato 
Live Music: To Be Announced
Disney and Animal Trivia 

August 26
Theme: For the love of AniMULES
Live Music: To Be Announced
Build your own Ocean Layer Cocktail Workshop

September 2
Theme: Keys and Kegs
Live Music: To Be Announced
Adult Scavenger Hunt around the Zoo

October 9
Halloween Zoo Brew
Live Music: To Be Announced
Costume Contest

December 4
Holiday Zoo Brew
Live Music: To Be Announced


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For more information about Zoo Brew, please call 515-285-4722 or contact

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  1. This is a 21 & over event. Must present Valid ID at the Door
  2. Disorderly conduct will result in your removal from the event. This includes trespassing into restricted areas, the feeding of animals, teasing or yelling at the animals, and dumping of liquids in a non-designated area.
  3. Respect all fences and boundaries. They are there for your safety and the safety of the animals.
  4. No re-entry. If you leave the event for any reason, you will be unable to return.
  5. Last entry at 8:30 pm. Bars close at 8:45 pm.
  6. Blank Park Zoo is a smoke-free environment. No smoking, including e-cigarettes, are allowed on Zoo grounds.
  7. No refunds. Not for resale. Rain or shine.

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