Special dishes, crafted
beverages, & wild inspiration!


Join us on September 15, 2023, for a wildly delicious dining experience:
Lions, Tigers & Beer (and Wine!)

Enjoy an entire evening at the Animal Park. You’ll experience a premium Twilight Tour of the Animal Park, then sample a menu inspired by our lions, tigers, wolves, binturongs, and other resident species. Talk with the talented chefs and craft beverage creators in our community that have artfully produced these pairings exclusively for this event. We will have live music by Kevin Holdson for you to enjoy while sampling delicious food and beverages.

What Makes This Fundraiser So Unique?

This event offers guests the chance to take a premium Twilight Tour of the Animal Park to meet nearly 20 different species before sampling a menu curated by local chefs and craft beverage designers. Each food and beverage pairing is inspired by our resident animals. Beer & binturongs. What could be better?

Just by attending, you’ll be supporting specialized care for our animals—who you’ll be able to meet face-to-face—as well as our mission to educate the public about the amazing species that share our planet.









Your Presence Makes a Difference.

Tickets for Lions, Tigers & Beer (and Wine!) cost $100 each or $190 for a pair.

A single pair of tickets could cover the cost of dietary supplements for animals like Kira, an older lion with mobility issues, or keep lemurs Wonder and Jeremiah cozy with new bedding. Sampling delicious food and beverages while helping animals live rich, full lives? We’ll drink (and eat) to that!

Act Quickly, Don't Wait! There Are Limited Tickets Available.

We’re only offering 150 tickets—total—for this incredible benefit, so you’ll have to act fast if you want to attend!

In Case of Adverse Weather

Our staff will be monitoring the weather carefully in the days prior to this event.If the forecast predicts unsafe weather conditions like a thunderstorm or impending hurricane, we will move to the make-up date. We will make every effort to contact you at least 24 hours prior to the event to alert you if postponement is necessary. The adverse weather make-up date is September 22, 2023.


Please check our FAQ or give us a call at 336-421-0883.

Plus taxes and booking fees.

Event Schedule

  • 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Arrive and check in
  • 4:30 pm - 8 pm Explore the offerings of our silent auction and raffle
  • 5 pm or 5:30 pm Choose your start time for a premium Twilight Tour of the Animal Park
  • 7 pm Begin sampling the delicious creations from our chefs and craft beverage creators
  • 7 pm Enjoy live music by Kevin Holdson
  • 8:45 pm Listen up for the winners of our silent auction and raffle
  • 9 pm Join us for a final oof or howl as the event ends

Event Details

Please Note: Event Details Are Subject to Change


This event is limited to adults ages 21 and older.


5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday, September 15, 2023.


Friday, September 22, 2023
Times remain the same.


$100 per person, $190 per pair*

Only 150 tickets are available for adults aged 21 and over.

*Plus taxes and booking fees.


We are grateful for your donation to the care of our animals, and as such:


Tasty Treats

This Year's Pairings

Check Out This Year's Pairings and Participants for a Sampling of What This Unique Event Has to Offer!

Important Information

Need To Know Before You Go

Details For Your Visit to the Animal Park at the Conservators Center

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.