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.
Members: You must first enter your FONZ Member Number in the Promo Code field to access discounted tickets. FONZ will absorb any online ticket fees for members for this year's ZooFari.
Look for this box near the bottom of the ticket sales page.
FONZ Members: $160
Tickets are non-refundable.FONZ members get the best price! Join today!
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.
*Table hosts at this level include Brandie Smith, Senior Curator of giant pandas, Don Neiffer, Chief Veterinary Medical Officer, and Steve Monfort, Director and Chief Scientist of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI).
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.
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.
The following restaurants will be offering complimentary tastings this year:
Art and Soul
Asia Nine Bar and Lounge
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier
Calvert Woodley Fine Wines
Charlie Palmer Steak
Compass Rose Bar and Kitchen
Congressional Seafood Co.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Cure Bar & Bistro
Dean & DeLuca
El Centro D.F.
Fourth Estate at the National
The Grille at Morrison House
Hank's Oyster Bar
Hard Times Cafe
Hill Country Barbecue Market
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Jardenea at Melrose
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak &
Maggiano's Chevy Chase
Mon Ami Gabi
Morton's The Steakhouse
Oceanaire Seafood Room
Old Glory BBQ
Open Road Grill & Icehouse
Ovvio Pizzeria & Wine Bar
The Palm Restaurant
Ping Pong Dim Sum
Plan B Burger Bar
The Queen Vic
The Ritz Carleton Tysons Corner
River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar
Rocklands Barbeque and
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Santa Lucia Estate Coffee
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar
Stanton and Greene
SweetPots Mason Jar'd Desserts
Teddy & The Bully Bar
Tonic at Quigleys
Washington Court Hotel–Bistro 525
ZooFari is the perfect opportunity to enjoy complimentary wine from local and international vineyards.
Top chefs like Todd Gray, Bart Vandaele, and Haidar Karoum will be joining the festivities throughout the night.
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.
Three mega-bars located throughout the event will offer complimentary beer, soft drinks, and water.
Bid on exclusive Zoo tours, animal-themed art, one-of-a-kind gifts, memorable activities, top dining experiences, and more!
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.
ZooFari is an adult event. Tickets are required for children ages 3 or older. Due to space limitations, no strollers are permitted. To be served alcohol, you must present a valid photo ID. Smoking is not permitted at the Zoo. ZooFari will be held rain or shine.
Media at ZooFari: Tickets for press must be approved in advance. Press passes are limited. Media will not receive entry without prior approval.
Contact Pam Bucklinger to request a press pass.