Open 361 Days a Year: Admissions 10:00am – 3:30pm; park closes at 4:30pm

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Construction is in progress around our barnyard area. Please bear with us while we make improvements for our animals and guests!

Brews & Bears is Back!

Fridays, July 9 and August 13, 2021
from 5:30 pm to 8 pm

  • Watch Black Bears Uno and Ursa enjoy popsicle enrichment
  • Learn how to help bears in the wild with BearWise
  • Walk the park with your favorite drink in hand
  • Support the wild animals you love with this fundraiser!

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Tickets - New Options this Year!

Beer Tokens
To help you get that first beer even faster, we’re introducing drink tokens this year! Tokens are good for a $5 beer, cider, or wine (when available) and cannot be exchanged or refunded.  

Be a VIP!
Your VIP ticket gets you event access, a beer token, a signature Brews and Bears silipint cup that you can use at the event, and the option to jump the line to get your next drink!

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With Beer Token
Members*: $20
Non-members: $25

No Beer Token
Members*: $15
Non-members: $20

VIP Access
Members*: $25
Non-members: $30

Brews and Bears events are intended primarily for adults, although families are welcome to attend with the purchase of a ticket. Children 2 and under are free. This is a rain or shine event, and guest will need to bring a valid photo ID to purchase alcoholic beverages or use beer tokens. Tickets can be purchased in advance and may be available for purchase at the door if the event is not sold out ahead of time.

*Friends of the WNC Nature Center members receive a discounted ticket price. Membership cards will be checked at the event. Become a member at to take advantage of this discount and other great benefits!

Proceeds from ticket 
and beverage sales go to the Friends of the WNC Nature Center and help support various programs throughout the park, including animal enrichment and habitat renovations. 

Brews & Bears Sponsors

2021 Corporate Friends

Brews & Bears Vendors