Zoo After Hours - Bears and Brews

Shake off those winter blues at Bears & Brews! This Zoo After Hours event welcomes adults age 21+ for a spring evening among the animals of the Minnesota Zoo. Make it a date night or invite a whole herd of friends for cold drinks, dining, dancing, music, and animal activities. And as you explore every trail, you’ll be joining us in our work to save wildlife across the world.

Bears & Brews: Saturday, May 11, 6 – 9 p.m.

• View animals outdoors and inside. All the Zoo trails – including the Treetop Trail – are open until 8:30 p.m.
• Sample delicious drinks from more than 20 breweries and beverage companies
• Enjoy delicious food and beverage for purchase
• Take a spin on the Conservation Carousel, test your trivia knowledge, and stop for photos ops
• Meet the Minnesota Zoo’s newest arrivals—the Farm Babies!
• Learn about the Minnesota Zoo’s brown bears and black bears—and how you can help bear species survive and thrive in the wild. While this year we’ll certainly be missing our beloved Kenai, help us celebrate our brown bears Haines and Sadie and black bears Kuruk and Tiva as they re-emerge for spring

Tickets on sale Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m.

• Member Adult: $20
• Non-member Adult: $25
• Tickets will increase by $5 on day of event, if still available

Want to purchase more than 15 tickets? We’re here to help with group sales! Contact [email protected] or call 952.431.9585 for personal assistance in making group ticket purchases.

Additional FAQs

• This is an 21+event; no children or infants will be admitted
• Tickets are limited and non-refundable. You must purchase tickets online in advance to attend the event
• No outside food or beverage is allowed during Zoo After Hours events, including Bears & Brews



Vendor samples include, but are not limited to:

Bald Man Brewing

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Blackstack Brewing

Castle Danger Brewing

Finnegan’s Brew Co.

Fulton Brewing

Grey Duck Spirits

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.

Lupulin Brewing

Northern Soda Company

Peace Coffee

Sociable Cider Werks

South x SouthEast Brewing

Summit Brewing Co.

Surly Brewing Co.

Tattersall Distillery

Utepils Brewing

Wild State Cider

Sponsored by:

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