2022 ZOOcson Gala

Friday, October 7, 2022
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

A Wild Night Benefiting Reid Park Zoo

Join Reid Park Zoo for the must-attend social event of the fall, ZOOcson: “Slow Down and Party.” This year’s gala is inspired by the upcoming Sloth Habitat in the Zoo’s South America Loop. The gala features Tucson’s favorite restaurants, auctions, animal ambassador presentations, and live music! Enjoy a specialty cocktail as you outbid your friends for a chance to win amazing experiences during the live auction with Call to Auction and Emcee Edmund Marquez. Tickets include food at all restaurant stations and 2 drink tickets (please note this is a 21 and older event).

Want to enhance your ZOOcson experience with a special adventure in the Zoo’s Expedition Tanzania area? Register for the Premium Experience ticket which includes early entry at 5 p.m., appetizers, beverages, and entertainment by CSM Trio.

Join the Zoo’s Jed Dodds and Community Leader and Board Member Edmund Marquez for a roaring, fun-filled show including:

Chaired by Board member Nate Clark, ZOOcson is a collaborative effort by volunteer committee members and Zoo staff with support from Reid Park Zoo’s Board of Directors and Event Partners.

Ticket Prices: No tickets will be emailed or mailed. Please note your name will be on a check-in list at the event. 

Online sales are closed a limited number of tickets will be available at the Event.

$150 per person Adult Ticket
$125 per Zoo Member Adult Ticket
$250 per person Premium Ticket
$225 per Zoo Member Premium Ticket

Thank You Title Sponsor

Thank You Giraffe Sponsor:


Thank You Squirrel Monkey Sponsor:


Thank You Otter Sponsors: Bob Charles

Thank You Table of 8 Sponsors: Nate Clark & Daniel Buford, Michael Halle, Mary Hillmon, Cathy & David Hutchens, Kristian & Nancy Kluge, Shelley Pozez, Law Office of Denice Shepherd,  RE Darling Company Inc. Robin Steel, Gail Von Pinnon



Thank You Table of 4 Sponsors: Kathy Alexander & Paul Lindsey, Chris & Carol Dimit, Camilla Dodds, Chad Driedger & Calline Sanchez, Ervin Frazier, Julie T. Kasper, Terri Kessler & Lisa Lovallo, Sheldon & Dr. Xenia King, Richard White



For information on table sponsorships please contact 881-4753 or development@reidparkzoo.org


Big thanks to our sponsor Tito’s Handmade Vodka for their support. Sign up to be a Tito’s Taster for recipes, news & event info, dogs, swag, and lots of love. www.titosvodka.com/titos-taster 


Thank You Event Partners: