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Brews Around the Zoo Returns This Weekend To Central Florida Zoo

Updated: Feb 19, 2023

The Brews Around the Zoo fundraiser returns to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Sanford this weekend.

Brews Around the Zoo is one of the zoo’s biggest fundraisers, offering attendees the chance to sample more than 30 different craft beers as well as soak up the atmosphere of the zoo.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to combine fun and a good cause.

“Events like Brews Around the Zoo allow us to do what we do,” Stephanie Williams, zoo director, said in the release. “It’s a win-win. We get to connect with the community through something fun, and we get to raise money to continue our mission of educating people and empowering them to act on behalf of wildlife by sharing these awesome animals.”

In addition to great beer from breweries near and far, Brews Around the Zoo will feature live music, a seltzer station and wine tastings. Delicious food selections will be available for purchase.

General admission tickets is $50 and early admission tickets will be $70.

For $150, VIP tickets will offer an exclusive experience, including specialty beverages.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Early access and VIP tickets will be able to enter at 4 p.m.

Only those age 21 or above are permitted to attend Brews Around the Zoo, and guests must show a valid ID upon entry.

For guests with mobility issues, manual wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis at the admissions window for $12 each. Guests requiring the use of a mobility device also are welcome to bring their own to the zoo.

The zoo will be closed all day April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for event setup.

Brews Around the Zoo takes place rain or shine.

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Sanford is home to more than 300 animals. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in conservation, providing experiences that excite and inspire adults and children to learn and act on behalf of wildlife.

More information is available at


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