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ZOOcson 2019

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

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, Desert Memories Photo Booths and live music by KDE Jazz Quartet with singer Crystal Stark and Jovert! Enjoy a specialty cocktail as you outbid your friends for a chance to be a Zoo Veterinarian for a Day during the live auction with Call to Auction and Emcee Edmund Marquez. Tickets include food at all restaurant stations and 2 drink tickets.

Want to enhance your ZOOcson experience with a special Zoo adventure? Register for the VIP ticket which includes early entry at 5 p.m., access to an exclusive VIP area in South America, passed appetizers, 2 additional drink tickets, live music from Dos Suenos, time getting to know a few of our animals (Andean bear, squirrel monkeys, tapir – and a surprise) 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: Online sales is closed – Tickets will be available at the Entrance. 

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

If you would like to become a sponsor or sponsor a table, please contact [email protected]

This is a 21 and over event (please 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 Squirrel Monkey Sponsor

Thank You Otter Sponsors



Thank You Table of 8 Sponsors

Mica & Jeff Bane, Bob & Judy Charles, Heather Connally & Martin Fettman, Farhang & Medcoff, Halle Healthcare Informatics, Cathy & Dave Hutchens, Law Office of Denice Shepherd, Lisa Lovallo & Terri Kessler, Nancy & Kristian Kluge, Dr. Reuben Merideth, Robin Steel, VCA Valley Animal Hospital


Thank You Table of 4 Sponsors

Susan Beesemyer, Chad Driedger & Calline Sanchez, Julie T. Kasper, Reuben Merideth DVM


Thank You ZOOcson Partners