25th Anniversary Zoobilee
Friday, July 17, 2015
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Reception and Silent Auction: 5:30 pm-6:45 pm
Dinner and Live Auction: 6:45 pm-8:30 pm
25th Anniversary Twilight Stroll: 8:30 pm-12:00am
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of The Zoo Society's annual gala, Zoobilee, which started in 1990 as a summer event full of food and music. In 2012 the event changed to what it is today--a fun and philanthropic raising money to support the animals, education, and conservation efforts of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Over 800 guests will come together to enjoy this incredibly unique summer event under the stars with festivities including:
- Sampling of signature bites from the best local restaurants
- Cocktails provided by Heritage Distilling Company
- Up-close encounters with some amazing animals
- A marketplace of silent auction items sure to tempt
- A gourmet dinner artfully prepared by X Group Restaurants, Catering & Brewery
- NEW: 25th Anniversary Twilight Stroll - an after party for the record books!
- Signature bites and delectable desserts from local restaurants
- Chance to win incredible raffle packages
- Dancing under the stars
Twilight Stroll tickets are $75 per person. Guests enter event after 8:30pm and includes signature bites from local restaurants, limited hosted bar, raffle and dancing.
Zoobilee, which raised over $369,000 in 2014 and cumulatively over $1 million since changing formats in 2012, supports the efforts of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium around excellence in animal care, conservation initiatives and all-ages education programs. The Zoo is a national leader in endangered species breeding and reintroduction efforts and is a fully accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It is the only combined zoo and aquarium in the Northwest, with annual attendance of more than 700,000 visitors.