Roars & Pours Franklin Park Zoo

The Franklin Park Zoo’s most popular event of the year is returning once again to let guests see the zoo like they’ve never seen it before. Roars & Pours will be back this June for an unforgettable night of beasts and brews, and we’ve got great news for you: Boston on Budget readers can take advantage of an exclusive offer to save up to $20 on admission to this one-of-a-kind event. Get yours before they’re gone – these tickets are going faster than a rosé at zoo wine tasting!

Roars & Pours is the Franklin Park Zoo’s annual wine and beer tasting event and has become one of the most talked about events in Boston each year. Throughout the evening, guests can stroll among the diverse animal exhibits in the zoo’s unique Tropical Forest Pavilion while sampling different wines. The pavilion contains such creatures as lowland gorillas, pygmy hippos, ring-tailed lemurs, a giant eater, and other exotic animals.

This year, the pavilion is hosting a Wicked BIG Bugs exhibit where guests can get a glimpse of what some of the world’s most terrifying insects would look if our size differences were reversed. That is, the exhibit allows (human) visitors to gaze upon giant-sized versions of formidable bugs like an 8-foot-tall tarantula or an emperor scorpion with a tail that rises 15 feet into the air.

Proceeds from Roars & Pours go towards supporting the growth, maintenance, and support of the zoo’s facilities, educational programs, and conservation initiatives.

Featured wine and beer partners this year include Mi Amore Wine, Tattoo Girl Wine, Aura Madre Wine, Enchanted Wine, Jinro Soju, Saint Ambroise Beer, Burgkopf Beer, Mackeson Beer, Day of the Dead Beer, Carib, Piki Sangria, Le Baron Wine, Caves Santa Marta Wine, Encosta Das Perdizes Wine, and many more.

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Roars & Pours will be held at the Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, June 1 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. For more information visit the event’s official website. This is a 21 and up only event. Note that the zoo will close at 3:30 pm in preparation of the event, with last tickets sold at 3:00 pm.

The Franklin Park Zoo is located at 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121.