Seneca Park Zoo Society is excited to announce our first ever Birds, Bees & Brews event on May 10th! Celebrate the beginning of spring at the Zoo with our new after-hours tasting event that highlights some of the region's best brews – from cider, beer, and mead to coffee and kombucha!


Celebrate the beginning of spring at Seneca Park Zoo! Birds, Bees, and Brews is a new adult only after-hours tasting event that will highlight some of our region’s best brews – from cider, beer, and mead to coffee and kombucha!  

Guests can stroll the Zoo while enjoying beverage tastings, live music, food specials, meet animal ambassadors and learn about the wild world of animal reproduction during our new “Naturalists At Night” chats, all while enjoying diverse and delicious brews that support a healthy ecosystem.

Love it? Take it home! Select tasting vendors will be selling products for guests to take home that night. Full list of participating tasting partners is below.  

Money raised from this event goes towards the Seneca Park Zoo’s education and conservation programs both here in our region and throughout the world. Together we can connect with, care for, and conserve wildlife and wild places! 

Get your tickets now!


This event will showcase some of the region’s best best brews –
from cider and beer to coffee
and kombucha


Seneca Park Zoo
2222 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621


May 10, 2024
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
(Gates close at 7:30 p.m.)



Tastings from all vendors
Exclusive 5 oz. tasting cup
2 drawing tickets 


We encourage utilizing rideshare/Uber/Lyft when possible as parking can be tough.
Use the drop off area for rideshares, getting you into the park and into the event faster!

Guest must be 21 years or older to attend.



Aurora Brewing

Meiers Creek Brewing

Okay Beer Co.

Prison City Brewing

Rising Storm Brewing Co.

Sloop Brewing Co.

Stoneyard Brewing Company

Swiftwater Brewing 

Brewery Ommegang

Southern Tier Brewing 

42 North Brewing 

Ellicottville Brewing

Big Ditch Brewery

Resurgence Brewing 

Three Heads Brewing 

Beezlebubbles Hard Seltzer

Triphammer Bierwerks


Cider Creek

Embark Cider

Hudson North Cider

Lilly Belle Meads*

Blake’s Cider 

Black Bird Cider

Beekeeper’s Secret Mead by Fairport Brewing Company

Blue Barn Cider


Happy Gut Sanctuary*

Timbucha Kombucha by Fairport Brewing*

Old Goat Hard Kombucha by Fairport Brewing Company


Red Jacket Orchard Juice*

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse*

New City Coffee & Roastery*

Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

Union Place Coffee Roasters

Coffee Connection

Thank you to our generous tasting partners for sharing their brews with us! 


*NEW* Conversations About the Wild World of Animal Reproduction

*Additional $5 at the Door, Limited Tickets Available

Session #1: 6:30 – 7 p.m. 

Session #2: 7:30 – 8 p.m.


Churros, Bavarian Pretzels with cheese, Fried Dough, Dippin’ Dots, Popcorn ​
*Please note that regular food service in Trailside Cafe and Crater Canteen will not be available​​.


Visit with our Animal Ambassadors Throughout the Night

Win Unique Prizes! 

Bird Mate
Match Game 

Cricket & Beer Pairing


Chat with Empire State Honey Producers Association 

Live Music by Neil Van
Dorn Band

Money raised from this event goes directly towards the Seneca Park Zoo’s education and conservation programs both here in our region and throughout the world. Together we can connect with, care for, and support wildlife and wild places!


Take your support further by becoming a sponsor!


We can’t wait for you to join us. Just a few
things to help you get ready for a night of fun:

Rain or Shine This is an outdoor event, and there are limited indoor and covered areas. Dress appropriately for the weather.  

Parking is Free There are several open lots located throughout the Zoo.  

This is a 21 & Over Event Valid 21+ photo ID is required for entry. Children are not permitted.  

Tastings Beverage tastings will start at 5:30 p.m.
Last call is 8:15 p.m.

Navigate The Night There will be tasting maps located throughout the Zoo that share where vendors and activities are located. The animal enrichment schedule will be posted at the entrance and online day of the event.  

Take Home Your Favorites Select tasting partners will be selling at this event. Refer to the full participating vendor list above to see which products you can purchase to enjoy at home. Purchased items can be picked up from Zoo staff at the beverage Check-Out tent when you exit the Zoo. 

Last Entry Is at 7:30 p.m. If you leave the event for any reason, you will be unable to return. 

Safety First Your safety is our priority. All bags will be subject to inspection by security. Outside food and beverages are not permitted and will be confiscated at the entrance.  

Smoke-Free Park Smoking and vaping of any kind is only permitted in parking lots outside of Zoo grounds.  

Zoo Accessibility Wheelchairs are available at our ZooShop, free of charge. Limited availability on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a wheelchair, contact [email protected] 

Get your tickets now!

Please contact our
special events manager,
Angela Giuseppetti [email protected] 

Thank you to all of our partners and sponsors!

Animal Programming Sponsor: 


Stay Updated

Keep in touch with your friends at Seneca Park Zoo on this event and more! There’s always something happening at the Zoo.