Lions, Tigers, & Beer - Conservators Center

Our SECOND annual event was on May 4th, 2018, from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

"It was wildly successful and fun last year!"

What makes this fundraiser so unique?

Before you tour our zoological park, you’ll sample food and beer pairings inspired by our animals—animals like tigers, lions, and lynxes. Even better, we’ve partnered with local restaurants and breweries like Haw River Ales, Saint Jacques, and more to bring you the best cuisine North Carolina has to offer. It’s a celebration of our wild community!

You love animals—and you can help them in an exciting way!

Tickets for Lions, Tigers, and Beer are $100 each—or $180 for two—and we retain all the proceeds.  If you want to help support wildlife education and our residents, you’ll do so just by attending!  

$100 could feed a big cat for almost a week…

…or provide our elderly animals with the vitamins they need to remain comfortable…

…or even allow us to purchase 12 cubic feet of aspen bedding for our lemurs... while you’re enjoying delicious food & unique beers, you can feel even better knowing you’re helping the very animals you’re about to meet.

Our Exciting Pairings

Africa: Lions

Brewery: Fullsteam
Restaurant: Saint Jacques French Cuisine with Chef Serge Falcoz-Vigne

Northern Europe: Eurasian Lynx

Brewery: Sanctuary Brewing
Restaurant: Kimbap with Chef Kim Hunter

India: Tigers

Brewery: Haw River Ales
Restaurant: Fullsteam Restaurant with Chef Kyle McKnight

Middle East: Jungle Cats & Caracals

Brewery: Dingo Dog
Restaurant: Chef Standards with Chef Jonathan Ballard

South America: Geoffroy's Cats

Brewery: Pig Pounder
Restaurant: M. Sushi with Chef Mike Lee

Southeast Asia: Binturongs

Brewery: Mystery Brewing
Restaurant: Mystery Brewing Public House with Chef Adam Barron

Event Details


$100 each ($180 for two) for this experience.
(Price will adjust in shopping cart!)

Only 80 tickets available for adults age 18 and over. Must be 21 to consume alcohol.


Arrival time 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
Guests will embark on their taste bud safari at 6:30p.
All guests will rotate through each of the 6 stations outside of the park, and then go meet the culinary inspirations inside the park.


May 11th, 2018. If the weather forecast in our region includes unsafe or heavy rain conditions, we will postpone the event and contact you.


Please note that these benefit tickets are non-refundable.

Time is running out for this exclusive event…

We’re only selling 80 tickets for this incredible benefit, so you'll want to act fast to save your place in this savory lineup!

Need To Know Before You Go

The Conservators Center's park is not wheelchair accessible; however, accessibility accommodations are available for visitors with mobility issues. Please note that we do not allow unauthorized vehicles, including scooters or motorized wheelchairs, in the park. You can find more information about this and more in our Tour FAQ on our Plan Your Visit page. (Please note that strollers are also not permitted in the park.)

If you are planning to visit the Center, please take a moment to review and complete our tour waiver. Waivers will also be available in the gift shop for visitors to complete during the check-in process.

For safety reasons, the Conservators Center does not allow visitors to bring pets on site. Any visitor who brings an animal to the Center will be asked to leave immediately. We do not allow visitors to leave animals unattended in a vehicle at any time of year.