A Zoo Ado 2022

7 p.m. to midnight 
Friday, June 17, 2022

Rain or shine event

Biggest Fundraiser of the Year

Spread your wings and be a social butterfly at our biennial fundraiser, A Zoo Ado presented by Wells Fargo! Eat, drink and dance the night away under the moonlight. Proceeds from A Zoo Ado benefit the Saint Louis Zoo in its efforts to save endangered species at home and around the world.

General Admission Tickets

Ticket sales ended on June 13. Thank you for your support!

  • $85 per person for Zoo Members
  • $100 per person for non-members
  • VIP option: $200 per person
    • Access to the VIP Reception from 6-7 p.m.
    • Reserved seating with other VIP attendees
    • Parking in the North Lot

Click to view the digital program

We Care About Monarchs

The population of monarchs has declined by 90% in 20 years, largely due to herbicides that have wiped out milkweed plants. The Zoo is a partner in the Missourians for Monarchs initiative to increase monarch butterfly populations and to better connect people and urban nature. You can help monarchs by planting a native milkweed garden


Sip & Savor

Roam around the Zoo and discover a variety of unlimited sweet and savory dishes at food stations around the Zoo. Catering is provided by the Zoo's executive chef and culinary team. Grab your drink of choice at one of our premium open bars serving beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

What to Wear

Wear something wild from your wardrobe! Bold and beautiful, creative-casual apparel is encouraged.

Music by Party on the Moon

Flutter around the Zoo to the beat of Party on the Moon. This award-winning national party band will energize you with 80s hits, classic rock, disco/funk, R&B and more.

Special Activities  

There are many fun ways to enjoy the Zoo throughout the night, like riding on the Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel or Emerson Zooline Railroad!

Have fun, take prizes home and help our animals at the same time! Special fundraising activities to benefit the Zoo include:

  • Create your own custom Kendra Scott jewelry at the Kendra Scott Color Bar™ experience. Starting at $48, necklaces, earrings and more are available for purchase, including a special option to commemorate A Zoo Ado – butterfly jewelry!
  • For $30, peruse this unique wall, filled with colorful, unnamed envelopes. Each envelope corresponds to a gift card to a metro-area restaurant. Gift cards are valued at $25 to $50. A special thank you to Wells Fargo for funding this activity.
  • For $25, pull a bottle of wine from our impressive selection, valued at $25 to $75. For a donation of $50, you’ll be entered into our special raffle – the grand prize is a gift basket with bottles of wine and restaurant gift cards!


Parking is free for the event. 

  • Guests with General Admission, Leaping Lemur or Flapping Flamingo Tickets with park in the South Lot on Wells Drive.
  • Guests with VIP Tickets or Jumping Jaguar Tickets will park in the North Lot on Government Drive.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For additional information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Hannah Stater, Partnership Marketing Coordinator, at hstater@stlzoo.org.

A Zoo Ado Sponsors

(Sponsor list as of February 22, 2022)

Thank you to our A Zoo Ado sponsors for their unwavering support of the Saint Louis Zoo. 

Leader of the Pack: Wells Fargo

Musical Entertainment: U.S. Bank

Tip of the Iceberg: World Wide Technology

Gentle GiraffeMid America Chevy Dealers

Playful Penguin:

  • Alberici Constructors, Inc
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Bayer
  • The Boeing Company
  • Cequel III
  • David B. Lichtenstein Foundation
  • Edward Jones
  • First Bank
  • Graybar
  • Lighting Associates, LLC
  • Alicia S. McDonnell
  • Roofers Mart
  • Sandberg Phoenix

A Zoo Ado 2022 Co-Chairs

Linda Hunter and Bill Schmidt

Check out the steering committee and full committee

Our Zoo Values Safety 

Our Zoo follows all directions by the Department of Health for the City of St. Louis, as well as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit this page prior to your visit for updated information.

Visiting From Out of Town?

Looking for a place to stay while visiting the Zoo? Check out our hotel partners during your stay in St. Louis. 

Hotel Partners