Friday, June 21, 2019

7 p.m. to Midnight
Rain or Shine

Celebrate a night under the stars at the best party in St. Louis. Enjoy scrumptious fare from 60 of St. Louis' finest restaurants, and rock out to fantastic live bands. 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 noon on June 21.

General Admission Tickets

Tickets are non-refundable. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Event will be held rain or shine.

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

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

Ticket Deadline:

  • Online Orders: Noon on Thursday, June 20.

Please Note: Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Raffle

For $50, enter to win a dinner party for six inside the Amur tiger yard. (Of course, there will be no tigers in the yard.) Joining you for dinner will be Dana Brown President & CEO Jeffrey P. Bonner, Ph. D., and Curator of Carnivores Steve Bircher.

Click the link above to enter and for official raffle rules and regulations. You do not have to attend the event to bid. 

What To Wear

ZOOFARI is a fusion of formal and fun! Get creative with tuxedo jackets with shorts, festive dresses with bold animal prints and bright colors, and comfortable footwear. And be sure to dress for the summer weather!

An assortment of exotic animal print bowtie and cummerbund sets will be available for purchase starting May 3 at Treetop Shop at the Zoo, located in The Living World at the North Entrance.

Silent Auction

Sponsored by Albarre Jewelry

Place your bids on extravagant animal-themed auction packages. From exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities here at the Zoo to excursions around the world, this is your chance to win once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Plus, all the proceeds help support the Zoo!

Click the link above to enter and for official raffle rules and regulations. Bids will be accepted mid-April.

Restaurants

Roam around the Zoo and enjoy tantalizing fare from 60 of St. Louis' finest restaurants. Elegant desserts, tempting appetizers and savory main dishes will be served up at lavishly decorated booths. Sip spirits, wine and beer as you explore the party area.

ZOOFARI 2019 Entertainment 

Sponsored by U.S. Bank

Main Stage

  • Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
    Known for #1 hits “We Built this City” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” 
  • Kansas City's Premier Dance Band, Lost Wax

Supporting Entertainment

  • Acoustik Element 
  • DJ Chris Brown
  • DJ Crucial 
  • Hammerstring
  • Midnight Piano Band

Sponsorship-Level Tickets

Swimming Sea Lion:
$1,000 per couple (includes reserved seating, invitation to VIP reception at 6 p.m. and event memento)

Leaping Lemur:
$3,500 (reserved table for 10 includes early admission)

Jumping Jaguar:
$7,500 (reserved accommodations for 20, invitation to VIP reception at 6 p.m. and event memento)

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for ZOOFARI, please contact sponsorship@stlzoo.org or call 314-646-4508.

Sponsors & Underwriters

Leader of the Pack
Wells Fargo Advisors

Conservation Champion featuring the Chimpanzee
Centene Charitable Foundation

Plunging Polar Bear
Emerson

Entertainment Sponsor
U.S. Bank

Tip of the Iceberg
World Wide Technology

VIP Reception Sponsor
Anheuser-Busch

Gentle Giraffes
Bayer
David B. Lichtenstein Foundation
Edward Jones
Mid America Chevy Dealers

Silent Auction
Albarre Jewelry

Playful Penguins
Ameren
American Eagle Credit Union
The Boeing Company
CALERES
Cequel III
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
First Bank
Denise and Drew Franz
Graybar
Harbour Group
Lighting Associates
Stifel
Thompson Coburn LLP

(as of 3/8/19)

Proceeds

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 2019 Chairs & Committee

Chairs: 
Judy Kouchoukos and Matt Geekie

Honorary Chairs:
Judy and Jerry Kent

Steering & Full Committee