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Traverse the globe without ever leaving The Zoo at The Zoo in Forest Park's Wine Safari! This after-work event pairs wines from around the world with animals from the same region, allowing you to travel from country to country meeting the wildlife that inhabits it and trying the wines that are made there.   

This 21+ event takes place at The Zoo in Forest Park and includes animal encounters, bite-size appetizers and wine samples. 



Your ticket includes wine samples, hors d’oeuvres, parking and animal encounters/keeper talks. 
Pre-purchased tickets are required to attend and all attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. 

Click here to buy your tickets.


know before you go

Advanced tickets are no longer available; however a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door from 4:30-5:30 for $55. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This is a 21+ event. EVERYONE MUST PRESENT A VALID ID TO ENTER. No children will be allowed inside The Zoo for this event.

The event is from 4:30-7:30 with last pour at 7 p.m. Front gates close at 7; no one will be admitted into The Zoo after that.

The Zoo's GPS address is "293 Sumner Ave., Springfield," inputting "The Zoo in Forest Park" directly into your GPS may lead to a locked gate. THE RT. 5 ENTRANCE WILL BE CLOSED, everyone must enter the park via Sumner Ave. Parking is included in the price of your ticket.

This event is all outdoors, please dress accordingly.

Be sure to check out the raffle and discounts in our pop-up gift shop near the entrance! We are excited to be raffling off Celtics Box Seats, two handmade Adirondack Chairs and a one-night stay with dinner at The Chandler from MGM Springfield in our Golden Ticket Raffle!


- All attendees must be 21+ to attend Wine Safari. Anyone without a valid form of photo ID or anyone under the age of 21 will be denied entry without a refund. All attendees will be required to show photo ID.

- Proper photo identification includes a valid driver's license, passport or U.S. military card. Pictures of ID will not be accepted.

- Ticket sales are final. No refunds will be offered. 

- The event is rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather!

- The saftey of our animals, guests and staff is of the utmost importance. Anyone who compromises the saftey of any humans or animals will be removed from the event without refund. Bartenders at each station reserve the right to deny service. 

Thank you to our Sommelier Sponsor

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