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Thanks to our generous sponsors:

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.

Thanks to Bloomery Plantation for providing cocktails at the Pre-party reception.

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Save the Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015.

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ZOOFARI TICKETS

$175 member
$200 nonmember

FONZ members get the best price! Join today!

ZooFari tickets are no longer available for sale online. Tickets will be available at both entrances at the event.

PACKAGES

Packages are no longer available.

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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!

Be sure to check out the ZooFari online auction, April 27 to May 18!

Online auction

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.

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.

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