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Zoo Uncorked

September 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town at Zoo Uncorked, sponsored by Total Wine & More, on Sept. 12. Raise your glass for conservation and enjoy a wide-ranging winery and vineyard tour that takes place entirely at the Smithsonian's National Zoo!


Throughout the evening, you’ll enjoy unlimited wine tastings — every wine at Zoo Uncorked comes with a rating of 90 or above — live music and entertainment, incredible animal encounters (including an African penguin!) and more. Mark your calendars for Sept. 12, as they toast to saving species.

The Zoo's Kids' Farm, Think Tank and Great Cats exhibits will also be open late for event attendees.


In addition to general event attractions, Zoo Uncorked, sponsored by Total Wine & More, features exclusive wine for VIP ticket holders, premier food tastings, a DJ and special animal encounters in the VIP area.


  • Zoo Uncorked, sponsored by Total Wine & More, is an adults-only event. Guests must be at least 21 years old and present a valid photo ID at entry. No babies, children or strollers are allowed.
  • Guests without a valid photo ID will not be permitted to enter the event.
  • Smoking is not permitted at the Zoo.
  • This event will be held rain or shine.


  • Ana at District Winery
  • Asia Nine Bar and Lounge
  • Blackfinn Ameripub
  • Cabot Creamery Co-operative
  • Dirty Habit
  • Maggiano's Little Italy
  • Mastro's Steakhouse
  • Mintwood Place
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room
  • Pinstripes
  • Ted's Bulletin
  • Tonic Restaurant


  • Crepe Love
  • Mulan Dumpling
  • Stella's Popkern


More Information  |  Purchase Your Tickets Today  |  Register to Volunteer for Zoo Uncorked

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