Each June, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo kicks off summer with a fantastic dinner, cocktails, and dancing under the warm night sky.
More than just a party with the animals, ZippityZooDoo has also been raising money for the last 40 years for the Zoo’s educational initiatives – making it Cleveland’s longest running benefit.
For instance, the live auction at last year’s ZippityZooDoo raised over $51,000 in Zoo scholarships – providing Summer Day Camp scholarships, free lunches, and ZooBus trips to 25,000 students.
The Moulin Rouge-themed ZippityZooDoo last June was my first, and the 4-course dinner, after-dark Zoo exhibits, and gorgeous Parisian decor blew me away.
This year’s ZippityZooDoo takes place Friday, June 7. From 6pm – midnight, enjoy:
An open bar and delicious food like Coffee-Rubbed Filet Mignon with a Madeira Wine Mushroom Glace and Shaved Roast Asian Duck Breast with Toasted Sesame Jicama Slaw and Wonton Crisp.
The Wild Side Silent Auction featuring one-of-a-kind zoo experiences, including behind-the-scenes visits with the orangutans and the end-of-summer flamingo round-up.
Music and dancing from The Orchestra and up-close animal encounters. Last year, we were treated to Kallie the Elephant taking a swim. I can’t wait to see what happens this year!
Individual reservations start at $250, which includes food, drink, entertainment and valet parking. $175 of this is tax-deductible.
Learn more and make your reservation at clevelandzoosociety.org/events.