Friday, June 19, 2015
7 p.m. to 12 midnight

-Music by Kenny Loggins
-Food, drinks from area restaurants
-Fabulous silent auction

This year ZOOFARI is celebrating its golden anniversary! The event started 50 years ago in 1965 and has become the "best party in town."

Dine and dance under the stars at the Zoo's biennial creative black-tie party. Get wildly creative with your attire! Formal wear from coats and ties, or tails and claws, to spots, stripes and animal patterns of all kinds will abound. "Graze" from over 60 area restaurants, bars and caterers.

Proceeds from the fundraiser help the Zoo in its efforts to save endangered species at home and around the world.

The Zoo will close to the public at 12 noon on June 19.


Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

Main Stage

Kenny Loggins’ remarkable career has brought him to the top of the charts and to the toast of the Grammys. He has had hits on Hollywood’s favorite soundtracks, rocked worldwide stages, while bringing his soulful voice to platinum albums of a variety of genres. Loggins recorded so many successful songs for films that he was referred to as "King of the Movie Soundtrack" — beginning with "I’m Alright” from Caddyshack, and continuing with “Footloose” and "Danger Zone." 

Supporting Stages

Check back for additional bands and entertainment.

Delectable Food and Drink

Saunter in and "graze" the night away as you sink your teeth into tantalizing fare from St. Louis' finest restaurants and enjoy spirits, wines and beers. Elegant desserts and drinks, tempting appetizers and savory main dishes will be served up at lavishly decorated booths throughout the party area.

Silent Auction

Sponsored by Albarré Jewelry

Swing in and gaze over the extravagant silent auction items. Make a bid on some spectacular distinctive treasures. 

ZOOFARI Merchandise

Visit this site soon to view our silent auction items and purchase ZOOFARI merchandise.


Zoo Friends members: $200 per person, general admission (open seating)

Non-members: $250 per person, general admission (open seating)

Swimming Sea Lion: $1,000 per couple (includes reserved seating, invitation to VIP reception at 6 p.m., event memento and program listing)
Leaping Lemur: $3,500 (reserved table for 10 includes early admission and program listing)
Jumping Jaguar: $7,500 (reserved accommodations for 20, invitation to VIP reception at 6 p.m., event memento and program listing)

Make Reservations

Call (314) 646-4771 to make reservations. Online orders will be available soon. Reservations are non-refundable. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Event will be held rain or shine.

General Admission and Leaping Lemur reservations will be held at the South Entrance on Wells Drive at Tamm Ave. Complimentary parking provided on the South Lot.

Sponsors, Jumping Jaguars, Swimming Sea Lions and underwriters should enter through the North Entrance/The Living World on Government Drive. Complimentary parking provided on the North Lot. For directions to the Zoo, click here.

For any accessibility needs (audio amplification devices, sign-language, interpreters, wheelchair assistance, etc.), please contact the Zoo Friends Office at (314) 646-4771 at least 48 hours prior to the event so that the Zoo can be sure to meet your needs.


Proceeds from the fundraiser help the free, world-class Saint Louis Zoo in its efforts to save endangered species at home and around the world.

ZOOFARI 2015 Chairs

Chairs: Susan Block and James Sansone
Honorary Chairs: ZOOFARI Event Chairs for the Past 50 Years 

Steering and Full Committee

Underwriters & Sponsors

Plunging Polar Bear


Entertainment Sponsor

Fifth Third Bank

Gentle Giraffe

Edward Jones
Mid America Chevy Dealers
U.S. Bank

Tip of the Iceberg Sponsor

World Wide Technology, Inc.

Kick-off Party Sponsor

First Bank

Playful Penguin

Ameren Corporation
August A. Busch, III
Cequel III/Judy and Jerry Kent
Centene Charitable Foundation 
Denise and Drew Franz
Graybar Electric
Harbour Group
Lodging Hospitality Management
Lowenbaum Law
James Trogolo Company
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Jack C. Taylor
Thompson Coburn LLP
The Kiesel Company