What Makes This Fundraiser So Unique?
After you tour our Animal Park, you’ll sample food and beer pairings inspired by our animals—animals like tigers, lions, and jungle cats. We’ve partnered with local restaurants and breweries like Haw River Ales, Saint Jacques, Dingo Dog Brewery, and more to bring you the best cuisine North Carolina has to offer. It’s a celebration of our wild community!
You Love Animals—and You Can Help Them in an Exciting Way!
Tickets for Lions, Tigers, and Beer are $100 each—or $180 for two—and we retain all the proceeds. If you want to help support wildlife education and our residents, you’ll do so just by attending!
$100 could feed a big cat for almost a week…
...or provide our elderly animals with the supplements they need to remain comfortable…
...or even allow us to purchase 12 cubic feet of aspen bedding for our lemurs...
...so while you're enjoying delicious food & unique beers, you can feel even better knowing you're helping the very animals you just met!
Time is Running Out for this Exclusive Event…
We’re only selling 100 tickets for this incredible benefit, so you’ll want to act fast if you want to attend!
Please Note: Event Details Are Subject to Change Until 60 Days Prior to Event Date
Please Check Back For Updates and Details as the Event Approaches
$100 each ($180 for two) for this experience. (Price will adjust in shopping cart!)
Only 100 tickets available for adults age 18 and over. Must be 21 to consume alcohol.
Check in begins at 5:30 pm.
Experience a very special Twilight Tour of our Animal Park at 6 pm.
Guests will embark on their Taste Bud Safari at 7 pm.
All guests will rotate through each of the Taste Bud Safari stations outside of the park, after their very special Twilight Tour inside the park.
September 25th, 2020. If the weather forecast in our region includes unsafe or heavy rain conditions, we will postpone the event to the rain date and notify ticket-holders.
Please note that these benefit tickets are non-refundable.
Last Year's Pairings
Southeast Asia & Binturong
- Saint Jacques – Chef Serge Falcoz-Vigne
- Bright Penny Brewing
India & Tiger
- 41Hundred – Chef Kevin Smith
- Dingo Dog Brewery
Middle East & Jungle Cat
- Coronato – Chef Teddy Diggs
- Trophy Brewing
Australia & Dingo
- Plates – Chef Jake Wood
- Full Steam
Africa & Lion
- Da Vinci's Table
- Haw River Farmhouse Ales
Americas & Wolf
- Chef Standards – Chef Jonathan Ballard
- Burlington Beer Works
Need to Know Before You Go
Accessibility, Safety, and Pets
The Animal Park is not wheelchair accessible; however, accessibility accommodations are available for visitors with mobility issues. Please note that we do not allow unauthorized vehicles, including scooters or motorized wheelchairs, in the park. You can find more information about disability accommodations and handicapped access in the Tour FAQ on our Plan Your Visit page. Please note that strollers are also not permitted in the park.
If you are planning to visit the Animal Park, please take a moment to review and complete our online tour waiver. If you would like, you can also download and print the waiver and photography release forms to fill out and complete prior to your arrival. Waivers will also be available in the gift shop for visitors to complete during the check-in process.
For safety reasons, the Animal Park does not allow visitors to bring pets on site. Any visitor who brings an animal to the Park will be asked to leave immediately. We do not allow visitors to leave animals unattended in a vehicle at any time of year.