Halloween Zoo Brew

7401 SW 9TH ST, DES MOINES, IA 50312
Oct 11, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lions and tigers and BOOze, oh my! For those 21 and older, grab your best costume and come celebrate Halloween at the Zoo. Featuring music by The Punching Pandas, delicious seasonal brews, lighted displays throughout the zoo and costume contests.

Friday, October 11, 2019
5:30-8:00 PM

Free for Zoo Members
Non-Members ($9)
Prepaid Zoo Brew tickets and Groupon tickets will be accepted.

Must be 21 to enter. No children allowed. Must present ID at door.
Rain or shine.

**Indoor animal exhibits will be open until 7:00 pm and we will have a special CREEPY CRAWLY animal presentation at 6:00 pm in the Discovery Center Rooms.


When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts to help save animals in the WILD. Every dollar raised at Zoo Brew continues to advance the Zoo’s mission.


1. Can I host a private event at Zoo Brew?
Yes, email sales@blankparkzoo.org or call 515-974-2506 for more details!

2. Can I bring in my child or baby to Zoo Brew?
No, Zoo Brew is a 21 and older event. Each visitor must present photo ID at the entrance.

3. What is the price for Halloween Zoo Brew?
Non-Members ($9 per person) and free for Zoo Members.

4. Are samples available?
Samples begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and are first come, first serve.

5. Where are the animals?
For the safety of the animals and animal care staff, the animals must go in for the night prior to sunset. Indoor animal exhibits will be available until 7:00 pm and a CREEPY CRAWLY education animal program will begin at 6:00 pm in the Discovery Center.

6. Will there be food at Halloween Zoo Brew?
Yes, the Safari Grill will be open.

7. Can I use my Groupon or regular Zoo Brew tickets?
Yes, unused Zoo Brew tickets and Groupon tickets will be accepted.

8. What is the regular sold beer?
Busch Light, Bud Light, Budweiser, Angry Orchard, Truly, Coors Light,, Bluemoon, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Strongbow and Barefoot Wine. We will also have breweries and wineries on site with samples which will be available to purchase near the Eagles.

9. What is the price for drinks?
The cost of drinks at Zoo Brew is $4 per adult beverage. OR "Bob for a Beer" for $3 and receive a mystery beer!

10. Is Zoo Brew a cash-only event?
The bars are cash only. No credit cards are accepted at the bars. There is an ATM located in the Admissions area and by the Safari Grill. You can purchase drink tickets with a card at the gift shop, membership desk or merchandise tent!

11. Where can I purchase Zoo Brew Merchandise?
Zoo Brew Merchandise will be for sale at the event in the ZooPlex and in the gift shop.

12. Can I bring my own chairs?
You are welcome to bring your own chairs. We will provide folding chairs by the stage and have many benches throughout the entire zoo.

13. Is there a shuttle?
There will be shuttle provided to bring guests from the over flow parking lot to Admissions that runs from 5:15-8:00.