It's time to get your tickets for Zoofari, presented by Fifth Third Bank! The Zoo's annual, adults-only (21 and over) fundraiser takes place on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. and features nearly 100 Central Ohio restaurants and bars serving appetizer portions of their signature dishes and specialty drinks. Guests “graze” their way through the Zoo enjoying live entertainment on multiple stages scattered throughout Zoo grounds. Come with friends, wine and dine your business associates, entertain your out-of-town guests, or reward hard-working employees—don’t miss Central Ohio’s best summer party! It is bound to be one wild night as the Zoo's adult only premier fundraising event takes place. Proceeds benefit the Zoo’s Conservation Education programs! Get your tickets here: bit.ly/zoofari2018
*Please note, the Zoo will close at 3 p.m. on this day to set-up for this event
— JACK'S WILD RIDE RAFFLE
Jack’s Wild Ride Raffle Tickets are $100 per ticket. (Only 1, 500 available)
— Grand Prize: 1969 Camaro convertible (Triple Black, 4spd, Big Block, All Gm sheet metal)
— Second Prize: $5,000 closet or garage makeover provided by ClosetsbyDesign
— Third Prize: 14k white gold 3ct diamond tennis bracelet provided by Meyers Jewelers
— Fourth Prize: $2,000 gift card provided by Nationwide
Purchase your raffle tickets here: columbuszoo.org/jacks-wild-ride
Wristbands purchased through May 29th will be mailed.
Wristbands purchased on May 30th and after will be held at Will Call for the day of the event.
The Wet Bandits
Saved by the 90s
Brian Douglas Day
— TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THE EVENT
Act like an insider at Zoofari with all of these tips and tricks!
Tame your growling stomach
We have nearly 100 restaurants and bars at the event with samples of food and beverages for you to enjoy! Don't miss out on any of this at the following locations.
— Bud Light Stage/Pre-Party
— Conservation Lake
— Asia Quest Region
— Shores Region
— Australia and the Islands Region
— Water’s Edge Events Park
Show off your wild dance moves
With entertainment throughout the event, you’ll definitely find your own jungle boogie!
Stop by our main stages at the front and back of the Zoo to hear music until midnight
Leave the cubs at home
This event is for party animals, 21 years of age or older. We will be checking state issued or military IDs at the door!
Don’t be a dodo, drive responsibly!
We want you to have a great time at Zoofari, but we also want to make sure you stay safe.
— We provide cab services at the end of the night
— You can leave your car at the Zoo and pick it up the next morning!
— Have a designated driver
— Use other ride-share services
Avoid the stampede
Zoofari crowds migrate toward Water’s Edge Events Park, which is also home to our Corporate Hospitality Suites. If you are looking to avoid larger crowds, one suggestion is to head toward the Australia region where you can still hear the sounds from the Water’s Edge Stage!
Think like a fish
We have complimentary water at every bar, and in large quantities in the tunnel near the flamingo habitat. Be sure to stay hydrated!
Party with some real animals
Not every animal wants to stay up late, so many of our animals go inside before Zoofari. However, if you are looking to see some animals at the event, here are some habitats that will be open for viewing until 9:00pm.
— North America region (no restaurants or entertainment in this area)
— Heart of Africa region (no restaurants or entertainment in this area)
— Tigers: Asia Quest
— Red Pandas: Asia Quest
— Manatees: Manatee Coast
— Flamingos: Shores
— Nocturnal Building: Australia
— Tickets are on sale NOW! Buy now for best price!
For general assistance with Zoofari, call us at 614-724-3485.