Tonight's Event is Canceled 

Out of precautionary measures and in an attempt to keep your health and safety paramount, Zoo Leadership has decided to cancel this evening’s event. Through the advisement of the health officials, practicing good social distancing has been advised for all large scale events, which presented a challenge with this popular event.

We apologize for this inconvenience, but hope you understand why this decision has been made.

 If you have registered for this event, you will receive a full refund that will be processed next week. Please note refunds typically take 5-7 business days before the transaction appears in your account. 

We are looking into the possibility of rescheduling this event at a later date. We will reach out to you to see if you are interested should this happen.

Friday, March 13, 2020
6 - 10 p.m.

Now You See It, Now You Don't

It is up to you, your team and the detective to find a thief and restore the missing diamond to its rightful place.

Event Schedule

5:45 p.m. – Doors open in The Living World building at the North Entrance; cocktail hour with passed appetizers begins.
6 - 6:30 p.m. – Keepers with animals welcome guests
6:45 p.m. – Dinner starts promptly (guests must be at their tables)*
7 p.m. – Act 1
7:55 p.m. – Act 2
8:45 p.m. – Act 3
9 p.m. – Presentation of awards

*Guests arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance. 

Suggested Attire

  • Wardrobe: Fedora hats, tan trench coats, Sherlock Holmes hats, criminal or detective attire*
  • Accessories: Briefcases, magnifying glass, sleuth toy pipe**
  • Film ExamplesCLUE, Dick Tracy, The Maltese Falcon, The Pink Panther, Murder!, and Columbo 

*Please note the Zoo's Costume Policy.   **The Zoo is tobacco- and smoke-free. The use of these products, including e-cigarettes, within Zoo grounds is prohibited.


Pre-paid reservations are required, and seating is limited.

Each ticket will come with two drink tickets that can be used for beer, wine or Soda.

  • $75 per person (gratuity and tax included)
  • You will be seated at a table for eight: These guests will be your teammates
  • Cash bar available
  • This event is for ages 21 and up only
  • Free event parking is available on the Zoo's North Lot

Than you for your interest. This event is SOLD OUT.  If you have questions about your reservation, please call the Group Tickets office at (314) 646-4897.


Dinner includes salad, one entrée choice and dessert. 


  • Garden Salad with ranch or balsamic vinaigrette dressing


Your choice of

  • Roast chicken breast with chicken jus, mashed potatoes, broccolini, julienne carrots 

  • Vegetable cannelloni, béchamel, broccolini, julienne carrots


  • Chocolate cheesecake