Joan Embery's My Animal World - Opening Reception Gala
Make your reservation for the kick-off and opening reception for the Joan Embery's My Animal World exhibition. This is an evening event with Joan Embery and husband Duane Pillsbury featuring gourmet barbecue and live entertainment. Proceeds from the event benefit programming at the museum as well as Joan's conservation efforts. Mark your calendar for Friday, October 21, from 5:30pm - 8:00pm and join us at the gala.
San Diego native, Joan Embery, is best known as the international ambassador for the San Diego Zoo, appearing with exotic animals on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, but there is much more to Joan’s life that will be explored in this exhibition. The Bonita Museum will offer a behind-the-scenes look into Joan's life, including stories about her lifelong love of horses, working in the Children's Zoo and Safari Park, and her current animal conservation efforts.
Joan Embery has been one of the world's most high-profile wildlife conservation advocates for over 35 years. "Through her efforts as a wildlife ambassador, Joan has inspired generations of animal lovers to take action and get involved in conservation and protection efforts," comments Julie Gay, Executive Director of the Bonita Museum. Joan is a professional Fellow of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and operates her own non-profit foundation, which connects people to wildlife and conservation issues, and illustrates the role each individual can play in insuring healthy environments.
For more information about Joan's conservation efforts please see her website:
If you can not attend the gala but would like to donate to Joan's conservation causes please send checks to: Bonita Museum c/o Joan Embery, 4355 Bonita Rd., Bonita Ca. 91902