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94.7 Fresh

Big Bus Tours

Capital One Bank

Coca-Cola

Comcast

Geico

Jaguar

Rosenthal Jaguar/Land Rover

LivingSocial

NBC4

Washingtonian

Widmer

WTOP

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

Bring Back Bison

Let's bring bison back to our Zoo!

Zoo Fari

THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014, 6:30-9:30 P.M.

ZooFari is back with more than 100 of the area’s finest restaurants! Join us for a delicious evening of gourmet food, fine wines, celebrity chefs, and conservation!

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ZOOFARI TICKETS

$175 member
$200 nonmember

FONZ members get the best price! Join today!

Member Tickets!

General Admission Tickets

PACKAGES

Purchase Packages!

VIP Bao Bao Tour Package: $6,000
Includes a private behind-the-scenes tour to meet Bao Bao, 10 VIP tickets, 5 valet passes, admission to the pre-ZooFari cocktail reception, and access to both the Premier Pavillion and the LivingSocial Lion Lounge.

VIP Animal Tour Package: $4,000
Includes a private behind-the-scenes exhibit tour, 10 VIP tickets, 5 valet passes, admission to the pre-ZooFari cocktail reception, and access to both the Premier Pavillion and the LivingSocial Lion Lounge.

VIP Access Package: $1,400
Includes 4 VIP tickets, 2 valet passes, admission to the pre-ZooFari cocktail reception, and access to both the Premier Pavillion and the LivingSocial Lion Lounge.

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AUCTION

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

Grill Off

Judging, 7:00pm and 8:00pm
Celebrity Chefs will battle for the title of Zoofari Grill Master using a mystery ingredient from the Zoo's Animal Kitchen. Sponsored by Capital One Bank and hosted by Tommy McFly from Fresh 94.7 FM.

CELEBRITY CHEFS

Top chefs like Anne Alfano, R.J. Cooper, Frederik de Pue, Todd Gray, Chef Huda, Michel Richard, and more will be joining the festivities throughout the night.

Chef bios

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RESTAURANTS

More than 100 of the area's finest restaurants including Central, Proof, and Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab will offer some of their finest cuisine.

See full list of confirmed restaurants.

WINE

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

See full list of participating wineries.

BarS

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

Shuttle

Catch a ride to and 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. If you prefer to mail your ticket order, please print this form and mail it with payment to:

Friends of the National Zoo, ZooFari Tickets,
PO Box 37012, MRC 5516, Washington DC 20013

General questions about ZooFari?
Email LaShawn Harris or call 202.633.3034 for more information.

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