Due to inclement weather, the Zoo is operating under Code D for staff on 2/20
Code D: Essential employees must report as scheduled. A two-hour delay based on the Zoo’s official business hours applies to all other employees who are scheduled to work. Report time is 10:30 am.
Renovation update: Elephant Overlook is now closed and the lions are off-exhibit due to construction. The giraffes can still be seen inside Giraffe House. For more information about our exciting project, please visit: http://www.marylandzoo.org/africanjourney
Fall-flavored beer sampling is coming back to the Zoo – Now with an additional hour of fun! Join us for OktoBEARfest 2018 featuring more time, more beer and more fun! Enjoy unlimited sampling of 50+ seasonal brews plus, live music and food & fare from local vendors and artisans. It’s your chance to be part of this wildly popular fall fundraising event for the animals!
There will be a FREE shuttle for this event running back and forth between the Zoo and Penn Station from 11am – 5:30pm.
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 & wine sampling — sample from more than 50+ fall-flavored beers
Commemorative sampling glass — featuring 2018 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 grizzly bear sisters. The Zoo is open 10:00am – 5pm* on the day of Oktobearfest.
*regular Zoo tickets will not be sold after 4pm
Super Sipper (VIP)
21 and Older
Each super sipper ticket includes
Be a VIP — Only Super Sippers receive a larger, 16oz. commemorative glass 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.
This year, sample from more than 50 local, national, and seasonal brews. Don’t miss the best varieties of beers on tap from featured breweries like Flying Dog, Samuel Adams, DuClaw, Brewer’s Art, and more.
What goes better with brews than bands? This year’s lineup is guaranteed to have you up on your feet rocking, rolling, swaying and singing! Enjoy live music from two live bands while you sample.
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 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 2018? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship and vendor opportunities.