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Brews Around the Zoo

04/08/2017, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Tickets for the 10th Annual Brews Around the Zoo, presented by Wayne Densch Inc., are now on sale!

We are proud to once again partner with Wayne Densch Inc. to present the 10th Annual Brews Around the Zoo!

This wildly popular annual beer and wine tasting event, benefitting the Zoo, was recognized at the 2016 Event of the Year by Orlando North Seminole County. This year's event will feature a wide variety of beers, home brews, and wine. Light fare from more than 20 local restaurants, live music, special animal encounters and more will add even more fun to this adults-only night at the Zoo.

Brews Around the Zoo will be held on Saturday, April 8th at 6 p.m. and general admission tickets are available for $50. Early Admission tickets are now SOLD OUT!

Wanna take it up a notch? A very limited number of tickets are still available for the Taste of the Wild Beer Pairing Dinner sponsored by Buster's Bistro, SweetWater Brewing Company and Wayne Densch, Inc. Tickets must be purchased in person and paid for in cash at Buster's Bistro, 300 S. Sanford Ave. in Sanford. Details about this year's dinner is provided below.

All guests must be 21 or older and must have a ticket to attend. Guests must show ID at time of entry. Guests with infants and/or small children will not be permitted to enter the gates under any circumstances.

For sponsorship opportunities, please call Wayne at 407.323.4450 ext. 128.

For vendor opportunities, please call Julia at 407.323.4450 ext 135. 


Wayne Densch Inc. and the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens encourage you to enjoy responsibly.




Taste of the Wild! Beer Pairing Dinner      Tickets: $80
Sponsored by Buster's Bistro, SweetWater Brewing Company, and Wayne Densch, Inc.

Enjoy a five-course menu* specially designed by Disney Chef Brian Lamparski. Each course will be created & paired with beers from SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, GA). Tickets include the dinner from 5:00-7:30 p.m. and entrance into Brews Around the Zoo. Remaining tickets must be paid for in cash and are available at Buster's Bistro, 300 S. Sanford Ave. in Sanford.

*Menu will be determined based on seasonal availability. No substitutions, please. Unfortunately, certain food allergies, including dairy, gluten, shellfish and tree nuts cannot be accommodated at this event.




Regular Activities and Programs at the Central Florida Zoo

(All shows and times are subject to change without notice and take place at habitat unless otherwise noted.)

  • 10:30 a.m. Rhino*
  • 11:00 a.m. Cheetah*
  • 11:30 a.m. African Porcupine* 
  • 12:00 p.m. Venom! outside Herpetarium at the Tiffany and Charles Davis
                      Animal Showcase
  • 1:30 p.m. Wild Tales! at the Discovery Courtyard
  • 2:30 p.m.  Flying High! sponsored by Morrison Valuation & Forensic Services, LLC
  • 3:00 p.m. Lemur*
  • 3:30 p.m. Snake or Alligator/ Crocodile Feeding
  • 4:00 p.m. Cougar*

*Meet the Keeper

NOTICE: We are currently updating our Venom, Wild Tales, and Flying High shows, and they will not be happening at this time. We thank you for your patience as we improve these experiences for our guests.