Held on the Zoo’s historic Mansion House porch, this event is both fascinating and fun for friends and couples looking for a unique Valentine’s Day experience. This 21 and over brunch includes the opportunity to learn about interesting animal facts while enjoying an open bar, a brunch buffet, an interactive game of bingo, and fabulous performances from some of our favorite Queens.

Plus, don’t miss special appearances and photo opportunities with some of the Zoo’s very own animal ambassadors. Don’t forget to arrive early to see our famous flamingos in person—each ticket includes Zoo admission.

  • Zoo admission – enter before the event from 10:00 am – 11:45 am
  • A brunch buffet
  • An open bar – unlimited mimosas, spiked seltzers, beer, wine, and soft drinks
  • Interactive entertainment – an interactive game of bingo
  • One-of-a-kind animal courtship keeper chat – plus, meet and greet with Animal Ambassadors
  • Drag/burlesque performance – plus, a meet and greet with the Queens
  • …and a whole lot more – photo booth, games, raffles

three drag queens in dresses

  • Zoo Member (21+): $100
  • Non-Member (21+): $110

Zoo members, to receive your ticket discount you must first register or login to the Zoo’s online store. Once you do, you’ll automatically receive your discounts at checkout.

Did you know that Zoo members save $10 on tickets to this event? Learn more about becoming a member of the Maryland Zoo!


  • Guests may enter the Zoo upon opening at 10:00 am. Please return to the Mansion House promptly at 11:45 am.
  • Check-in begins at 11:45 am and doors will open at 12:00 pm.
  • Seating is limited and will be assigned. If your group is purchasing tickets individually, please email the names of those you would like to be seated with to events@marylandzoo.org. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to seat your entire party together.
  • This is a 21 and older event. Please remember to bring a valid form of photo identification. Guests will not be admitted without photo identification.
  • Event details will be emailed to the ticket purchaser 24-48 hours prior to the event.

Questions? Please reach out to our team at events@marylandzoo.org.