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Brew at the Zoo

  • Franklin Park Zoo 1 Franklin Park Road Boston, MA, 02121 United States (map)

21+ event.

Franklin Park Zoo's annual beer-tasting event, Brew at the Zoo, offers guests the opportunity to walk on the wild side as they sample offerings from a variety of breweries and restaurants. The entire zoo (weather permitting) will be open for this event.

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.

Wander off the beaten path on a prehistoric journey through time in Franklin Park Zoo’s all-new immersive experience, Destination Dino! You’ll come face-to-face with colossal creatures from the past, from the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex to the emu-like Citipati.

Early-bird Admission: $55 through July 18; $60 starting July 19
Day-of Admission: $65
VIP Admission: $100 - You'll have exclusive access to the VIP tent with food and beer provided by John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House | Cambridge, as well as an animal encounter. VIP guests also receive a Brew at the Zoo T-shirt.

Participating breweries include:
21st Amendment BreweryAeronaut Brewing CompanyBallast Point Brewing CompanyBent Water Brewing CompanyBone Up Brewing CompanyThe Brooklyn BreweryCambridge Brewing CompanyCastle Island Brewing Co.Clown Shoes BeerDeadwood Cafe and BreweryDown The Road Beer Co.Exhibit 'A' Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Co.Harpoon BreweryIpswich Ale BreweryJack's Abby Craft LagersJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House | CambridgeLagunitas Brewing CoLefty's Brewing CompanyMayflower Brewing CompanyMighty SwellMoon Hill Brewing Co.Narragansett BeerPercival Brewing CompanyPortico Brewing CompanySamuel AdamsShiner BeerBrewery SilvaticusStart Line BrewingStone BrewingStormalong CiderTap Brewing CompanyTiger BeerTrue North Ale CompanyTurtle Swamp BrewingTwo Roads Brewing Company, UFO, Whalers Brewing CompanyWestfield River Brewing CompanyWillie's SuperbrewZelus Beer Company.

Food & other beverages:
7ate9 BakeryBack DeckBarefoot Wine & BubblyThe Honest CompanyRed'sUtz Snacks, Wegmans, Willow Tree Farm.

Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo support the operation and continued growth of Zoo New England, its education programs and conservation initiatives.

Transportation will be provided to and from the Forest Hills MBTA station and the Zoo at the following times, running continuously:
-3:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Forest Hills MBTA to Franklin Park Zoo's Giraffe Entrance
-5:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Franklin Park Zoo's Giraffe Entrance to Forest Hills MBTA
Zoo staff will be available to assist in boarding buses.

Traveling from out of town and want to discover more of the Boston area? Book a stay with our preferred hotel partner, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, for a great getaway and proximity to more of the area’s best attractions!

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