Animals and Entertainment

Enjoy Live Music

Dance, sing along with or just kick back and listen to live bands and DJ’s set up throughout the Zoo. 

Impala Stage


The Kickbax Band

Shamba Stage

Hannah Taylor and the Rekardo Lee Trio

River Bones Band


Blake Dimauro
Mitch Greenberg

Visit Your Favorite Animal Exhibits

Sampling stations and entertainment will be set up throughout the entire Zoo – stroll through our gardens and see your favorite animals while enjoying your favorite brews!

Some animals have early bedtimes, while others are ‘night owls’. The following exhibits will close early during Summer Ale Festival:

8:00 p.m. African Plains
8:10 p.m. First Niagara Big Cat Falls, Carnivore Kingdom, Bear Country and Cheetah Run
8:20 p.m. McNeil Avian Center

Continue the Fun!
Keep the party going with lawn games, live animal meet ‘n’ greets and adult games, including:

  • Cornhole
  • Jenga
  • Connect Four
  • What the Butt?
  • Who Dung It?
  • Animal Charades
  • Penguin Egg Relay

Animal meet ‘n’ greets vary based on weather and availability. Past experiences include petting a miniature horse and mingling with reptiles, birds of prey and tortoises. Look out for Philadelphia Zoo’s animal ambassadors on the night of the festival!

*Entertainment and availability of animal exhibits is subject to change.