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 barn. During this time, our barnyard animals will be interacting with new habitats inside and outside of the barn and receiving daily enrichment. Please bear with us while we make improvements for our animals and guests!
Learn more at wildwnc.org/gateway.

Brews & Bears

after-hours summer event series

the second Friday in May, June, July, and August 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!

Online Ticket sales for each date end at 2 pm the day of the event.
Tickets can also be purchased after 5:30pm at the WNC Nature Center gate until they sell out.
Questions? E-mail 
admin@wildwnc.org.

Tickets

Beer Tokens
To help you get that first beer even faster, purchase drink tokens with your tickets! Tokens are good for a $7 beer, cider, or wine and cannot be exchanged or refunded. Drink stations will also accept cash or credit.

Be a VIP!
Your VIP ticket gets you a signature item for that month and the option to jump the line to get your next drink!
May item – hellbender socks
June item – Silipint wine and rocks cups
July item – Silipint pint cups
August item – Sherpa tumbler & insulator

Tickets
Members*: $15
Non-members: $20
Children (ages 3-12, member & nonmember): $10

VIP Access 
Members*: $30
Non-members: $35

Drink Tokens 
$6 online in advance; $7 at the event

Online Ticket sales for each date end at 2 pm the day of the event.
Tickets can also be purchased after 5:30pm at the WNC Nature Center gate until they sell out.

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 guests 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 wildwnc.org/membership to take advantage of this discount and other great benefits!

**Transfer requests for another date or requests for a refund must be made 1 week prior to the event.  If the event is cancelled, all participants will be contacted to transfer or refund their tickets.

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

Brews & Bears Vendors