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ZooFari: Dine for Wildlife, sponsored by GEICO

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Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008

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**FONZ Member Discount-FONZ Members: In order to receive member pricing, click "buy tickets" on this page. Then, on the ticketing page, click "register," followed by "enter promotional code." Enter your member ID in that box to access your discounted tickets.**


ZooFari: Dine for Wildlife is a fundraiser you can really sink your teeth into. Join us at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for an al fresco evening of delicious tastings from more than 100 of the hottest D.C. area restaurants everyone’s talking about! Delight in craft cocktails, live entertainment, animal encounters, and live and silent auctions. Mark your calendars for May 18 to celebrate and save species.

Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy:

  • Complimentary food tastings from more than 100 of D.C.’s top restaurants.
  • Cocktail tastings with seasonal and gourmet ingredients crafted by celebrity bartenders and popular mixologists.
  • Animal encounters along Olmsted walk where guests can learn more about some of the Zoo's most popular residents.
  • After-hours access to the Small Mammal House, the Great Ape House, and the Reptile Discovery Center.
  • An exciting LIVE auction with animal-themed items and exclusive getaways.
  • Complimentary craft cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks, and water.
  • Live entertainment and other fun activities for guests.

VIP Experiences

  • Silver Package: (FONZ Member: $1,600; Non-member: $2,000) **FONZ MEMBERS**Enter your member ID in that box to access your discounted tickets.
    • Four VIP all-access tickets
    • Two valet parking passes
    • Invitation to the VIP pre-party
    • VIP express check-in
    • Access to the general event, the exclusive VIP Lounge that will feature spectacular food options from select restaurants, exclusive animal encounters, and live entertainment, and the VIP Champagne Bar.
    • *Recognition in the ZooFari event program and at the VIP Lounge entrance.
  • Gold Package: $6,000
    • 10 VIP all-access tickets
    • Five valet parking passes
    • Behind-the-scenes animal tour at one of the following exhibits of your choice:
      • Elephant Community Center
      • Cheetah Conservation Station
      • Lion/Tiger
      • Asia Trail (giant panda exhibit not included)
      • American Trail: Seals & Sea Lions
      • Small Mammal House
      • Reptile Discover Center
      • Great Ape House
    • Invitation to the VIP ZooFari pre-party
    • VIP express check-in
    • Access to the general event, the exclusive VIP Lounge that will feature spectacular food options from select restaurants, exclusive animal encounters, and live entertainment, and the VIP Champagne Bar.
    • Exclusive photo opportunities
    • *Recognition in the ZooFari event program and at the VIP Lounge entrance
  • Platinum Panda Package: $10,000
    • 10 VIP all-access tickets
    • Five valet parking passes
    • Behind-the-scenes giant panda house tour (Note: this tour may be scheduled for a later date)
    • Invitation to the VIP ZooFari pre-party
    • VIP express check-in
    • Access to the general event, the exclusive VIP Lounge that will feature spectacular food options from select restaurants, exclusive animal encounters, and live entertainment, and the VIP Champagne Bar.
    • Exclusive photo opportunities
    • *Recognition in the ZooFari event program and at the VIP Lounge entrance

Please note: General Admission Parking for this event is free, but you must place your order through Eventbrite.

Register early for the Live and Silent Auction and you will be automatically entered to win an exciting door prize at the Live Auction Stage the night of ZooFari. The drawing will be held at 8:00 pm and the winner must be present to win. Don't miss out on this awesome prize!!

ZooFari: Dine for Wildlife sponsored by Geico is a wild event you will not want to miss!

  • ZooFari is an adult event. Guests must be at least 21 years old and present a valid photo ID. Guests without a valid photo ID will not be permitted to enter the event.
  • To be served alcohol, guests must be at least 21 years old and present a valid photo ID.
  • Smoking is not permitted at the Zoo.
  • ZooFari will be held rain or shine.

Food Samples

Hill Country BBQ

Grilling

Paella

Wine


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Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008

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