Have you ever been walking around the zoo and thought to yourself, ‘I could really use a drink’? If you have, then this is just the event for you!

Niabi Zoo is hosting their annual Pints for Preservation this Friday Aug 24 from 6-10 p.m. This fundraiser will help benefit the expansion of current exhibits and addition of new exhibits. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Drink stations will be available for participants to discover new beers and wines. There will be samples from Lionstone Brewery, Front Street Brewery, Geneseo Brewing Co, Goose Island, Great River Brewery and much much more! You can also enjoy some live music while you are exploring the zoo at night! Discover new beers and wines at the drink stations, enjoy appetizers and listen to music all while exploring the zoo at night.

To purchase tickets, visit http://getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=129993.

Come out for a fun evening at the zoo while helping further their mission of education, conservation and preservation!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.