• 6:00-9:00PM

Our Live Auction features some amazing one-of-a-kind experiences and items at the Zoo plus unique experiences in southern Arizona:

 Framed Photo and Foot Prints of our Anteater Family including baby Zola

Private Tour of Kartchner Caverns for 6 people with Co-Discoverer, Gary Tenen

Expedition Tanzania Experience:  For 20 people, includes behind-the-scenes tour of our Elephant Barn, meet their keepers, learn about their training and conservation efforts.  Includes delicious appetizers, drinks and making enrichment items.

Royal Dinner with the King and Queen of the Jungle:  Enjoy a scrumptious four-course dinner for six people while watching our lions, Shombay and Kaya, enjoy enrichment items you placed in their yard.  Includes a framed photo with paw prints.

Unique Keeper Experiences

Bear-B-Q with our newest residents, Ronan and Finley

Brunch & Tour for 8 of Al Marah Arabians Ranch.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity as the ranch will be closing after 71 years in 2015.

Framed Photo and Print of our newest residents, Ronan and Finley

VIP Ramada for the 2014 ZOOcson.  Your own secluded canopy with comfortable sofa, beverage service and passed appetizers.  Package for 10.


The Reid Park Zoological Society thanks the following businesses and individuals for the generous donations of art, jewelry, baskets, gift certificates and items for our 2013 ZOOcson!

4th Avenue Yoga                                       9 to 5 Auto Detail

Abineau Lodge Bed & Breakfast               Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oil & Balsamics

All Star Grand Canyon Tours                    Alphagraphics – Gary Tenen

Amazing Jake’s                                          American Girl

Antigone Books                                         Arizona Biltmore

Arizona Diamondbacks                              Arizona Experience Store

Arizona Historical Society                          Arizona Lithographers

Arizona Museum of Natural History           Arizona Opera

Arizona Snowbowl                                     Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards                  Armadilla Wax Works

Armitage Wine Lounge                             Augusta Ranch Golf Club

AutoZone                                                  Azul Restaurant

B&B Cactus Farm                                     Barlow Jeep Rentals

Bella Quiltworks                                        Ben’s Bells Project

Big 5 Sporting Goods                               Bistro 44

Brooklyn Pizza Co.                                    Brushfire BBQ

Bryn Walker                                              Buckelew Farms

Casino del Sol                                           Cat Mountain Lodge

Children’s Museum of Denver                   Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Chrystal Canyon Creations                       Colossal Cave

Cosmo’s Moon                                           Costco

Deep Breath Designs                                 DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

Denver Museum of Nature & Science         Denver Zoological Society

Desert Botanical Gardens                           Desert Islands Designs

Detours Tours of the West                          Dirty Dawgs

Disneyland                                                   Doglix Designs

El Fuego Pottery                                          Elaine’s Photographs

Embellish                                                      Equine Voices

Flandreau                                                    Forney Museum of Transportation

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory          Got All Your Marbles

Grand Canyon Brewery                               Grand Canyon Deer Farm

Grand Colonial Hotel                                   Great Arizona Puppet Theater

Grill on the Green at Canoa Ranch            Gusto Osteria

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary            Hilton El Conquistador

Hyatt House Denver Airport                         Jade Star Acupuncture

Johnny Z’s Casino                                       Kate’s Magik Aromatherapy

Keepsake Origami                                       Kief-Joshua Vineyards

Krikawa                                                        Live Theater Workshop

Loren’s Pooper Scooper Service                 Lotus Massage & Wellness

Lowell Observatory                                      Madaras Gallery

Mark Rossi Studio                                        Mild to Wild Rafting

Mildred & Dildred                                          Mingei International Museum

Ms. Fit Health Clubs                                     Museum of Contemporary Arts

Museum of Photographic Arts                      Nambe

Noble Hops                                                  o2 Modern Fitness

Odyssey Storytelling                                    Old Tucson Studios

Panera Bread                                              Pastiche Modern Eatery

PF Chang’s                                                  Philabaum Glass

Phoenician Resort                                       Phoenix Suns

Pima Air & Space Museum                          Platinum Fitness

Poisoned Pen Press                                   Precision Tool

R Galaxy                                                     Radisson Suites Tucson

Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse      Reid Park Zoo Gift Shop

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Risky Business                                            Rocks and Ropes

Rolling Hills Golf Course                              San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center      Sign Age

Simoniz                                                         Skate Country

Sky Dive Arizona                                           Smashburger

Sonoran Ballroom                                         Sonoran Glass School

Southwest Furniture & Design                      Southwestern International Raceway

Sphinx Date Company                                  SSA – Taste of the Wild Catering

Starlight Pines B&B                                       The Bloc Climbing & Fitness

The Cheesecake Factory                              The Gaslight Theatre

The Mini Time Machine Museum                   The Running Shop

The Westin La Paloma Resort                      Thigpen Jewelers

Thomas Cleaners                                          Tohono Chul

Tom’s Secret Winery Tours                           Total Wine & More

Truly Nolen Pest Control                                Tucson Fox Theatre

Tucson Appliance Co.                                    Tucson Mineral & Gem World

Tucson Smiles Pediatric Dentistry                  Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Turning Point Salon                                        University Pedicabs

Urban Cookies Bakeshop                                US Grant Hotel

Vero Amore                                                      Vickie Lan Photography

Vintner’s Collective                                           White Stallion Ranch

Wildlife Trading Co. of NW                               Wildlife Zoo & Aquarium

Zoo Books

John Alexander, Ray & Fran Armstrong, VJ Banis, Brittany Bellows, Jan Brett, Bernard Cornwell, Catherine Coulter, Patricia Dean, Marla Endicott, Mike Halle, Jon & Katelyn Jost, Dean Koontz, Joey Maldonallo, Bette Milne, Lois Pasternack, Nancy Schlegel, Amy Schlossberg, Kristy Schmidt, Maria Semple, Denice Shepherd, Karen Solsky, Bridget Stephenson, Clydean Troner, Barbara Unger, Deborah Vasa, Donna Whitman, Terri Zarling