April is Michigan Wine Month Binder Park Zoo Celebrates with a Special Offer

April is “Michigan Wine Month” and in celebration, Binder Park Zoo is offering discounted tickets to the 9th annual Corks for Conservation wine tasting festival on Friday, June 9th. Specially discounted admission tickets are available now through April 30 only. To take advantage of this special offer log on to

Corks for Conservation is one of the most unique wine-tasting festivals in Michigan!  Set against the backdrop of the zoo afterhours, it’s a wild time for wine and animal lovers alike.  Showcasing wines from the finest wine producers in the state (beer, cider and mead too), other highlights include top-notch entertainment, silent and live auctions packed with zoo and wine-centric items, an array of  delicious culinary delights and of course the amazing animals that call Binder Park Zoo home. Corks for Conservation 2017 is sponsored by FireKeepers Casino Hotel, the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau, and Service Systems Associates.  Additional support comes from Hilliard-Lyons/Simonds Team, Lassen Automotive, Michigan Tile & Carpet, Sandy Woods State Farm Agent, and Southern Michigan Bank & Trust. All proceeds from this fund-raising event support and sustain the zoo and its many conservation initiatives. Binder Park Zoo is an AZA accredited, nonprofit institution that receives no tax funding.

Discounted tickets for Corks for Conservation are available through April 30 for $35/single or $70/couple. On May 1st ticket prices are $40/single or $75/couple and tickets purchased the night of the event will be $45/single or $80/couples. $25 designated driver tickets are also available. VIP Tickets can be purchased for an additional $25 per person for access to the VIP tent for exclusive wine tastings and food pairings.  Purchase tickets online or at the Zoo office from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.  For more information, visit the Zoo’s website at or call 269-979-1351.