Wild After Hours: Zoo Brew (Adults-only 18+) 


The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has teamed up with BeerGuysYYC to bring you a Wild After Hours adult-only evening of great beer, food and entertainment. Best of all – no waiting in line for drink tickets.

Included in the ticket price is admission, unlimited access to samples of varying sizes from over 20 local breweries and chef-attended food stations.

There are a limited number of VIP tickets available. Guests with VIP tickets will enjoy appetizers and additional beer pairings, live music and to top it off- one of our animal buildings will only be open to VIPs!

WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2023 

TIME(S): First timed entry at 5:00 p.m., last timed entry 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Last call will be at 10:30 p.m. and event ends at 11 p.m. Entries will be staggered in 30 min intervals for a better customer experience.

Early Bird Ticket Price: $79 + GST 
Ticket Price after May 19: 2023: $89 + GST 
Early Bird VIP Ticket Price: $109 + GST 
VIP Ticket Price after May 19, 2023: $119 + GST 
Member pricing - see below
**Early Bird pricing is auto applied in the cart

Buy your tickets now to get Early Bird Pricing!

Early Bird pricing ends Midnight May 19, 2023.


  • This is an 'adult-only' (18+) experience. All guests will be ID'd at the gate before entrance. Guests arriving accompanied by children/infants will not be admitted. No refunds will be provided. 

  • This experience is intended to be enjoyed after hours. As such, some of our animals may not be available for viewing during this experience as they may be settling down for their evening sleep. 

  • The zoo remains open to the public until 6:00 p.m. as per normal operating hours.        

  • Dress for the Weather (rain, cold, or shine)! This event takes place outdoors. 

  • Wear Comfy Footwear! The zoo is a big place and you will be walking a large part of it for this event. 


Buying Local supports local!

Supporting local businesses by making local buying choices helps spur our local economy. The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is proud to partner with over 20 local breweries to bring you this wonderful evening out.

Member Pricing

Members (Engage & Inspire only) receive a $10 discount but must access by logging into their membership account. MUST BE SIGNED IN PRIOR TO ADDING TICKETS TO THE CART to receive discounts (pricing will be auto applied). Note: Membership must be valid on the date of the visit/experience to receive a discount. The discount is on the full price, not applied to the Early Bird Price.
IF you are unsure of your membership login DO NOT create a new login, please email for assistance.

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Please enter any requests for VE / V or GF in the note field below. Must be pre-ordered. Menu coming soon.

Dress for the weather! The zoo is open year round with plenty of areas to explore both outdoors and indoors. Day admission, events, experiences happen rain, snow or shine. Purchases/tickets are non-refundable. See our website Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo for more details.