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Join us for an evening aged to perfection . . . and extinction!

August 10, 2019 from 7:00–10:00 pm

Serving wine up at the zoo | Winos & Dinos | Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

Event Details

Dinosaurs and Dino Don

Walk among life-size animatronic dinosaurs in Dinosaurs Come to Life while you sip on some fine Pennsylvania wine!

Hang out with “Dino Don” Lessem, one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Interesting People.” Lessem has authored more than 50 books, served as a consultant for Jurassic Park and Disney movies, designed blockbuster international exhibitions & theme park attractions, and much more! Dino Don is a dinosaur expert and explorer with endless knowledge of all things prehistoric! He’ll be giving brief talks throughout the evening and will be available to answer questions. Click here to learn more about him.

Locally Produced Wine

Receive a souvenir stemless wine glass and enjoy complimentary tastings* from local wineries including:

And be sure to bring some extra $$$ to purchase your favorite varieties! Buy a bottle to enjoy at the event and a few to take home, too! We’ll have a wine check station available so you can simply pick up your purchases at the end of the night.

Wine tastings | Winos & Dinos at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

Food Truck Fare

Wine and cheese are a classic combination, so we’re bringing in the Grilled Cheese Cafe and Catering! Nick will have his food truck on-site servin’ up gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, the perfect cuisine to balance out all that wine.

We’ll also have The Meating Wagon and their “truckin’ good food” for you to enjoy! From burgers to crab cakes and lots in between, you’re sure to find something to tantalize your taste buds!

Please note: Food is NOT included in the ticket price, but ticket prices have been set accordingly.

Live Music

Stacia Abernatha performing with guitar

Listen to the soulful sounds of Stacia Abernatha with special guest Ben Geise out on Komodo Plaza!

Stacia Abernatha is a singer/songwriter/collaborator from Williamsport, PA who sings an eclectic array of styles & genres including blues/americana, folk/rock, and world music. She recently performed at the International Blues Challenge and has also performed at The Billtown Blues Festival the last 3 years. Stacia is a vocal instructor at The Uptown Music Collective. Joining her for this event is guitarist Ben Geise. Ben was a student at The Uptown Music Collective in the early years of the organization. He’s spent years in Philadelphia and Austin as a professional guitarist, bassist, and music director. He’s currently back in the Williamsport area teaching at The Uptown Music Collective, where he also serves as Director of their new adult music program.

The Zoo

While you’re sipping on wonderful wines, you can also stroll through the zoo and see over 40 species of reptiles and amphibians, including the Komodo dragon! We’ll also have special animal encounters throughout the evening so you can see some reptilian relatives of dinosaurs up close and personal!

Unfortunately Parakeet Landing will not be open for this evening event as the birds need their beauty sleep (and their enclosure isn’t wired for lighting).

Winos & Dinos Tickets

Zoo Member:  $20
Non-member:  $25

As posted above, please keep in mind that food is NOT included. All food must be purchased separately from food truck.


We will still be selling tickets at the door, however, we have a limited number of souvenir wine glasses available. For people who purchase tickets at the door, these glasses will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Once the glasses are gone, you will still be able to purchase tickets, but you will receive a plastic cup for tastings.

Note: If you purchased tickets in advance, one glass per ticket will be reserved for you.

Additional Event Info

  • Doors will open at 6:30pm. 
  • Due to the nature of this event, only adults 21 years of age and older are permitted to attend. Ticketholders will be required to present their valid photo ID prior to entering the zoo. Ticketholders unable to provide valid photo ID will not be granted admission and will not receive a refund.
  • The zoo will close at 5:00pm in preparation for this event. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding!
  • And don’t forget: this event is held rain or shine and includes indoor and outdoor festivities, so be sure to dress for the weather!

*Wine tastings are strictly complimentary, no purchase required.