Jammin' at the Zoo Beer and Wine Tasting

Jungle Boogie Concert Series at the St. Louis Zoo
Photo by Roger Brandt, courtesy St. Louis Zoo

As you would expect, many of the special events and activities at the St. Louis Zoo are geared toward children and families. But, there are a few occasions where adults get the chance to have a little fun without the kids in tow. Jammin' at the Zoo is one such event. It's an annual party for those 21 and older, complete with live music, beer and wine tastings, food and more.

Date and Time

Jammin' at the Zoo is held each summer at the end of July, and again at the end of August. The party is hosted by the Young Zoo Friends and is a fundraiser for the Zoo and its conservation programs. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For more ideas on what to do this summer, see Top July Events in St. Louis.

Admission Prices

Admission to Jammin' at the Zoo is $10 for Zoo members and $20 for the general public. That price includes a beer and wine tasting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are available online.

Wine & Beer Tasting

One of the highlights of Jammin' at the Zoo is the chance to sample a variety of specialty beers and wines. More than 85 wines from 10 different wineries will be available for tasting, along with popular beers from local craft breweries. There are also plenty of drinks and food available for purchase a la carte throughout the event. You can even bring your own picnic dinner if you prefer, but no outside alcohol is allowed.

Live Music

Jammin' at the Zoo includes a full lineup of entertainment and live music. There are also performances by Juggling Jeff and roaming unicyclists.

Where to Park

Parking is free for everyone attending Jammin' at the Zoo. Zoo members should park at the north lot on Government Drive and enter through The Living World. Non-members can park at the south lot along Wells Drive and use the South Entrance.

Jammin' at the Zoo is just one of the special events happening at the St. Louis Zoo this summer. For more information, see the calendar of events on the St. Louis Zoo website.