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.
†Plus taxes and booking fees.
Please Note: Event Details Are Subject to Change
This Year's Pairings
North America: Bobcat
- Plate: Angus Barn
- Beverage: Angus Barn
North America: Grey Wolf
- Plate: Mellow Mushroom
- Beverage: Red Oak Brewery
Northern Africa: Fennec Fox
- Plate: The Nomad
- Beverage: Dingo Dog Brewery
- Plate: Tanner's Wine Bar
- Beverage: Tanner's Wine Bar
- Plate: Bright Penny Brewing
- Beverage: Bright Penny Brewing
- Plate: Bodega
- Beverage: Trophy Brewing
Southeast Asia: Binturong
- Plate: Burlington Beer Works
- Beverage: 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.