Renovations to the leopard den and yard are underway. The Amur leopard Sofiya has been moved to another behind-the-scenes location while this work takes place and will not be spotted by guests until the project is complete.
The Tree habitat in the Maryland Wilderness area is closed for renovation until spring. The reptiles and amphibians inside the tree, such as wood turtles and Eastern tiger salamanders, will not be viewable during this time. The giant tree slide can still be accessed by the stairs outside of the tree but may be closed at some times.
Unlimited fall-flavored beer sampling is coming back to the Zoo for the 8th year. NEW this year – a few beer tents beyond the pavilion area. Sip and stroll among the animals inside the Zoo! Join us for OktoBEARfest presented by Chase featuring unlimited sampling of 70+ seasonal brews, live music and local food & fare from vendors and artisans. It’s your chance to be part of this wildly popular fall festival fundraiser! Don’t miss out. Tickets sell quickly and you’ll need to act fast to get the lowest price.
Use your membership number in the coupon code area to save $10 on each and every ticket you purchase.
21 and Older
Each sampling ticket includes
Unlimited beer sampling — sample from more than 70+ fall-flavored beers
Commemorative sampling glass — featuring 2019 OktoBEARfest logo
Access to live music, food & vendors — 2 live bands, plus dozens of artisan and food vendors
All day admission to the Zoo — your chance to experience the animals including our growing polar bear sisters. The Zoo is open 10:00am – 4pm* on the day of Oktobearfest.
*While the rest of the Zoo will close at its regular time of 4pm, Waterfowl will be open until 5pm
Super Sipper (VIP)
21 and Older
Each super sipper ticket includes
Be a VIP — Only Super Sippers receive a larger, 16oz. commemorative mug for maximum sampling during the event. All-day Zoo admission and access to live music, food & vendors are also included in this special VIP package.
Express Entry — VIP Super Sippers enter via a special Express Entry Line.
Guaranteed to sell out quickly — Very limited quantities of VIP tickets are available for each event day.
Designated Drivers and Children 2 and Over
Purchase non-sampling tickets for any designated drivers and for all children ages 2 and over.
Children under 2 are admitted free to the event and do not require a ticket.
These tickets include access to the event area and all-day admission to the Zoo.
You’ll be drinking in style with this year’s collection of merch, available for purchase on event day! Choose from our Unisex OktoBEARfest Baseball Tee, Unisex OktoBEARfest ‘Cheers For Animals’ Tee, or Unisex OktoBEARfest Hoodie.
Thanks To You!
Every dollar raised from OktoBEARfest goes directly to advancing the Zoo’s mission. By purchasing a ticket, you’re helping support Zoo operations, animal care, exhibits, education programs and wildlife conservation. The Maryland Zoo is a nonprofit organization that relies on your support. Attending OktoBEARfest presented by Chase is just one way you can help. To learn more about ways to donate and how you can make even more of an impact, click here.
Would you like to be a sponsor of OktoBEARfest presented by Chase 2019? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship and vendor opportunities.
Interested in volunteering at this year’s OktoBEARfest presented by Chase? We need help with check-in, beer pouring & more! Click here to sign up.
In consideration for entrance to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (“Zoo”) the ticket bearer assumes the risk of, and agrees to release, discharge and hold the Zoo harmless from any and all liability arising from injury or death, property damage or other loss experienced by a Zoo visitor. This release and waiver extends to all claims of every kind of nature whatsoever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown. The bearer of this ticket grants the Zoo the right to film/videotape/photograph bearer on Zoo property for any purpose without payment or consideration therefore. Admission fees are non-refundable.