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ZOOcson 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

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A Wild Night Benefiting Reid Park Zoo

Join ZOOcson Chair and Board Member Cathy Hutchens at the 26th annual must-attend social event of the fall: ZOOcson presented by The Andrews Family Foundation. This year’s event is inspired by the Zoo’s Chilean flamingo flock whose new habitat will be opening in the spring of 2020. The gala features Tucson’s favorite restaurants, auctions, animal ambassador presentations, and live music by KDE Jazz Quartet with singer Crystal Stark! Enjoy a specialty cocktail as you outbid your friends for a chance to be a Zoo Veterinarian for a Day during the live auction. Tickets include food at all restaurant stations and 2 drink tickets.

Want to enhance your ZOOcson experience with a unique Zoo experience? Register for the VIP ticket which includes early entry at 5 p.m., access to an exclusive VIP area in South America, passed appetizers, an 2 additional drink tickets, live music, time getting to know a few of our animals along with their animal care team, and a fun VIP Swag Bag.

Let’s make ZOOcson 2019 our most successful fundraising event ever  – buy your tickets now to support your community Zoo.

Ticket Prices: 

$125 Per Person Adult Ticket
$95 Per Zoo Member Adult Ticket
$200 Per Person VIP Ticket

Early bird pricing on Adult and Member tickets until 8/31/19: $20 off per ticket. If you would like to become a sponsor or sponsor a table, please contact gail@reidparkzoo.org

This is a 21 and over event (no children or infants). Please note, the Zoo will be closing at noon on October 4th in preparation for ZOOcson.

Thank You Title Sponsor

The Andrews Family Foundation

Thank You Live Auction Sponsor


Thank You Food & Beverage Sponsor

Thank You Otter Sponsors:

Thank You Table of 8 Sponsors:

Mica & Jeff Bane, Bob & Judy Charles

Thank You Table of 4 Sponsors:

Julie T. Kasper, Nancy & Kristian Kluge

Thank You ZOOcson Partners:

  • Restaurants


  • Auction


  • Animal Encounters

    Animal Encounters

  • Program