Pop that cap, fill that glass, and experience the wild flavors of the Topeka Zoo

Your Topeka Zoo invites you to an evening out at our new fundraising event series, Steins and Vines. Grab a beer or a glass of wine, or a snack fresh from local food trucks and sip, stroll and sway the night away with live music and a wild atmosphere! Purchase tickets to one evening or plan to attend the entire event series and collect all of our exclusive event glassware featuring fun illustrations of your favorite Zoo animals! Make a difference by supporting your Topeka Zoo!

All Seven- Steins and Vines

Make sure to be part of the fun! 

Tickets will be limited to 600 sold each night to stay within wellness guidelines and to keep Steins and Vines fun for all!



  • June 5 & 19
  • July 9, 24 & 31
  • September 18
  • October 2

Time:  6 - 9 pm

Price:  $50 single night ticket, $300 entire series, $25 designated driver

Ages:  21 +

All guests must have proof
of age to enter.

Designated Driver 

As always, please be responsible and bring a designated driver or arrange for appropriate transportation.

health and wellness 

In accordance with local health standards, guests will be required to spaced apart appropriately when in small groups. Visit our website for current mask and wellness policies.

What you get!

With each ticket, you will receive 6 drinks of your choice of beer and wine, live entertainment, access to the zoo, and one limited edition glass.

Event Series

Each evening will feature unique entertainment like live music and comedy. Enjoy different beer, wine, and food truck combinations. Get seven nights of Steins and Vines fun for the price of six! Event series tickets are available for a limited time! Purchase now and save $50.

Performers, Breweries, Foodtrucks, and Limited Edition Glass

June 5 - Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs, Blind Tiger Brewery and Restaurant, Bobby's Food Truck, Southern Star Food Truck, and Elephant Glass

June 19 - Switch in Time, Happy Basset Brewing Co, DJs Catering, Behr Paws Southern Oven, and Painted Dog Glass

July 9 - TopCity Comedy Night, Blind Tiger Brewery and Restaurant, JLG Mexi-Q, Southern Star, Poppin Mini's, and Tiger Glass

July 24  - Top City Groove Band, and Macaw Glass 

July 31 - Departure, Norsemen Brewing Company, and Otter Glass

September 18 - TopCity Comedy Night, and Giraffe Glass 

October 2 - Departure, Happy Basset Brewing Co, and Tarantula Glass 

Painted Dog Glass

Limited edition glasses

One glass design will be released at each night of the series. These glasses are exclusive to the Steins and Vines event night and will not be available for sale, each ticket sold will come with one glass. Want a specific design? Purchase a ticket and join us on that night! Or come to all 7 nights to collect them all!

Continue your collection off with Ryker, Kellen, and Takoda the African Painted Dogs!

June 5th Featured Ambassador

Tembo the African Elephant

Tembo the African elephant joined the Topeka Zoo in 1976 and quickly became a staff and guest favorite. As described by one of her caretakers, Tembo has an immense amount of spunk for a lady in her fifties. She has the most incredible eyelashes and never wants to be left out of the action. Tembo loves pushing around toys and treats, showing off her incredible strength and grace. Tembo participates in her own health care, voluntarily working with her trainers to keep her healthy and fit.

Thank you for supporting Tembo by joining us for Steins and Vines!

Painted Dog sleeping copy
Steins and Vines - Elephant

June 19th Featured Ambassadors

Ryker, Kellen, and Takoda the African Painted Dogs

The three brothers in our Painted Dog pack came to Topeka in 2018 with the opening of Camp Cowabunga. Born in 2016, each dog has a unique pattern that helps us identify them. This is especially helpful when they are napping, as the brothers love to sprawl all over each other! The boys are super bouncy, fast, and cute as they run around their yard looking for enrichment. Sometimes they remind us of toddlers as they love playing in the mud and smashing fruits and vegetables like bell peppers and oranges. As a critically endangered species, the work we do with Painted Dogs is essential to help wild populations.

Thank you for supporting Ryker, Kellen, and Takoda by joining us for Steins and Vines!

Your ticket goes to support

Updated Experiences

Updated Experiences

The Topeka Zoo is able to continue to update the zoo experiences through community involvement and fundraisers.

Animal training

Animal training

Along with the implementation of a safe environment, the staff ensures animals are engaged in creative ways through a successful enrichment program. We are recognized as a leader in animal behavior training our successes with voluntary blood draws, ultrasound, blood pressure, scale, and injections for several species.

Educational Programs

Educational Programs

The Topeka Zoo has one of the best education programs in Northeast Kansas, our goal is to develop the next generation into future leaders, environmental advocates, and community stewards to create a sustainable world for people to inhabit and species to thrive.

Medical Care

Medical Care

Topeka Zoo’s number one priority is animal care. From the moment they're born to the specialized geriatric care, we seek to provide the best life possible for the animals that we care for.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Topeka Zoo is a treasure that is made successful by our many partnerships throughout the community.

Conservation Efforts

Conservation Efforts

Our conservation work takes many forms including hands-on conservation work in the field by zoo staff, funding efforts of organizations, making our own facilities greener, and using our animal collection to improve conditions for endangered animals through research in cooperation with other zoos.

Thank you Sponsors