Seltzers 'n Shells

MAY 13

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate World Turtle Day by toasting with hard seltzers, hard ciders, beer and wine from local breweries! Guests will enjoy 8 sample tastings as well as a keeper talk, a Galapagos tortoise shell art demonstration, animal footprint painting demonstration, appearances from some of our animal ambassadors and admission to the zoo after hours. Live music provided by Joystick Dynamo! Snacks from local food trucks will be available for additional purchase.

EVENT TOKEN ALERT! This event participates in the Event Token Giveaway. Collect a token from each participating event, and turn them in at Brew at the zoo on Saturday, December 30 to be entered to win two VIP Brew at the Zoo 2024 tickets. The more tokens you collect, the better chance you have to win!

21 and older only, including designated drivers. Registration is required. Tickets are non-refundable or transferable. Guests MUST bring ID to be admitted into the event, no matter the age of the guest. Infants and children will not be admitted.


  • Akron Zoo member: $30
  • Non-member: $35
  • Akron Zoo member designated driver: $20
  • Non-member designated driver: $25 

Purchase Tickets


VIP Tickets

6 - 9:30 p.m.

The ticket includes early entrance at 6 p.m., four additional tastings (totaling 12 tastings), full drink, and a treat!


  • VIP: $45
  • VIP Designated Driver: $30

Purchase VIP Tickets


  • Market Garden Brewery
  • Missing Falls Brewery
  • Sundog Cellars
  • The Long Drink
  • Tramonte Distributing
  • Lincoln Way Vineyards

Food Trucks:

  • Wholly Frijoles Mexican
  • Sassy Dog
  • The Real Chefs Food