Wild After Hours: Zoo Brew (18+)

June 7, 2024

Join us for a brew at the zoo

Raise your glasses to a wild night of hoppy delights at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo! Enjoy an evening brimming with local craft brews and delectable eats. Best of all? It’s kid free! Stroll through the zoo’s enchanting grounds as dusk sets, drink in hand. This exclusive twilight affair offers the perfect backdrop for a girls’ night out or a romantic rendezvous.

With over 30 beverage vendors on display, spread throughout the entire zoo, you’ll immerse yourself in a celebration of local flavour like no other.

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Date: June 7th, 2024

Time: First timed entry at 6:00 p.m., last timed entry 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Last call will be at 10:30 p.m. and the event ends at 11 p.m.

VIP access begins at 5:00 p.m.

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Your Ticket Includes:

  • After hours admission to the zoo
  • Tantalizing beer samples from local craft breweries between 6pm – 9pm.
  • Gourmet culinary offerings from chef-attended food stations between 6pm – 9pm.
  • A keepsake tasting mug
  • Engaging party games
  • Access to the after party that includes select vendor tastings, live music, bar and food trucks* (Gateway by Saitsa & Rocky Roadz Mini Donuts)
    • *Purchases from food trucks and bar are not included in ticket price.

An Extra Special VIP Experience:

For an enhanced Zoo Brew experience, try our VIP experience which includes early access to Wild Canada at 5:00 p.m., followed by a VIP lounge presented by Annex Ales in Safari Lodge from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. with additional appetizers, beer pairings, and live music.

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Ticket Price: $99 + GST
VIP Ticket Price: $129 + GST

Wild Adventurer Members receive a 10% discount.

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Additional Booking Information: 

  • This is an adults-only experience (18+), valid ID will be required to enter. Guests arriving for this experience with children/infants will not be admitted. No refunds will be provided.
  • The zoo remains open to the public until 4:00 p.m. (grounds will be cleared by 5:00 p.m.) as per normal operating hours.
  • This experience is intended to be enjoyed after hours. Some of our animals may not be visible during this experience as they may be settling down for their evening sleep.
  • Rain or shine, Zoo Brew promises an unforgettable experience – be sure to dress accordingly for the occasion.
  • Wear comfy footwear!  The zoo is a big place and you will be walking a large part of it for this event.
  • This event is entirely accessible. If you need to rent a wheelchair or powerchair, please contact Guest Relations at (403) 232-9300 at least 24 hours before the event. These services will not be open during the event without a pre-booking.
  • Parking  is $13 and is not included. Wild Journey members receive free parking when they register with ParkPlus.

*IF you are a beer/wine/spirits vendor and would like to participate in our special events please contact us at

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