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Geico

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

94.7 Fresh

Big Bus Tours

Coca-Cola

Comcast

Jaguar

Rosenthal Jaguar/Land Rover

LivingSocial

NBC4

Washingtonian

Washington Post

Widmer

WTOP

Special thanks to Willow Run Greenhouse Corp. for providing plants at ZooFari.

Thank you to La Prima Catering for providing the staff and volunteer meals.

Smithsonian Campaign Goals

ZooFari, presented by GEICO®
Thursday, May 14, 2015
6:30 - 9:30PM

Join us May 14 for a fundraiser you can really sink your teeth into. With more than 100 of the area's top restaurants it will be a delicious evening of gourmet food, fine wines, and celebrity chefs all in the wild setting of the National Zoo.

Tickets go on sale March 9

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Ticket Information

Tickets go on sale March 9

FONZ Members: $160
Non-members: $200

FONZ members get the best price! Join today!

VIP Packages

Premier Package: $7,500

Benefits: Your table hosted by a National Zoo animal care specialist with special seating area outside the Premier Pavilion; 10 VIP tickets with 5 valet parking passes; admission to Premier Pavilion, private BTS tour at animal exhibit; admission to ZooFari VIP cocktail pre-party; access to LivingSocial Lion Lounge; listing on donor board outside Pavilion; recognition in ZooFari event program. Plus, a special surprise ZooFari gift for table buyer.

Conservationist Package: $5,000 Early Bird,
$5,500after March 15

Benefits: 10 VIP tickets with 5 valet parking passes; admission to Premier Pavilion; private BTS tour at animal exhibit; admission to ZooFari VIP cocktail pre-party; access to LivingSocial Lion Lounge; listing on donor board outside Premier Pavilion; recognition in ZooFari event program.

Wildlife Patron package: $1,500 Early Bird,
$1,650 after March 15

Benefits: 4 VIP tickets with 2 valet parking passes; admission to Premier Pavilion; admission to ZooFari VIP cocktail pre-party; access to LivingSocial Lion Lounge.

To purchase a package please Email LaShawn Harris or call 202-633-3034.

Restaurants

Anthem Restaurant
Asia Nine Bar and Lounge
B Too
Belga Cafe
Bastille
Bistrot Royal
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier
Cava Mezze
Cava Grill
Sugo Osteria
Chaplin's Restaurant
Charlie Palmer Steak
Chef Geoff's
Circle Bistro
Notti Bianche
Congressional Seafood Co.
Dean & DeLuca
Del Campo
District Commons
Doi Moi
Equinox Restaurant
Estadio
Firefly
Fourth Estate at the National
Press Club
Georgetown Cupcake
The Grille at Morrison House
Hank's Oyster Bar
Hard Times Cafe
Hello Cupcake
Hill Country Barbecue Market
Indique
Jackson 20
Jardenea at Melrose
Georgetown Hotel
  Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak &
Stone Crab
Juniper
Lia's
LINCOLN Restaurant
Maggiano's Chevy Chase
Masa 14
Matchbox
Ted's Bulletin
Mon Ami Gabi
Morton's The Steakhouse
Oceanaire Seafood Room
Overwood
The Palm Restaurant
Perrys
Ping Pong Dim Sum
Pinstripes
Policy
Poste
PRG Catering
Proof
The Queen Vic
RIS
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Santa Lucia Estate Coffee
Taco Bamba
Teddy & The Bully Bar
Tonic at Quigleys
Toro Toro
Urbana
Zengo
Zentan

Vintners

ZooFari is the perfect opportunity to enjoy wine from local and international vineyards.

2014 participating wineries.

Celebrity Chefs

Top chefs like Todd Gray, Bart Vandaele, and Haidar Karoum will be joining the festivities throughout the night.

Battle of the Bartenders

Local bartenders will compete to create the best tasting original signature cocktail using a mystery ingredient from the Zoo's Animal Kitchen. Tommy McFly from 94.7 Fresh FM will serve as official emcee.

Bars

Three mega-bars located throughout the event will offer complimentary beer, soft drinks, and water.

Auction

Bid on exclusive Zoo tours, animal-themed art, one-of-a-kind gifts, memorable activities, top dining experiences, and more!

Shuttle

Shttle service is provided from the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro Station, courtesy of Big Bus Tours. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes throughout the night.

General Event Information

ZooFari goes on rain or shine. Please note that ZooFari is a non-smoking event. To be served alcohol, you must present a valid photo ID. Due to space limitations, no strollers are permitted.

General questions about ZooFari?
Email us or call 202.633.3045 for more information.

Interested in sponsoring ZooFari?
Email Jackie Vinick or call 202.633.3046 for more information.

If you are a restaurant interested in participating in ZooFari please Email Pam Bucklinger for more information.