All For Animals: Conservation Showcase & Silent Auction

Presented by CFG Bank

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Thu., June 6, 5:30 - 8:30pm

This exclusive fundraiser will offer guests the opportunity to experience the Zoo like never before! Featuring intimate meet & greets with our dedicated Zoo Staff, animal encounters, behind-the-scenes facility tours, fun photo ops, and more! Join us for an up-close, after-hours Zoo experience. Guests can expect food and drinks, a silent auction featuring an exclusive penguin chick naming opportunity for the fall of 2024, and more.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased by Thursday, May 30, 2024.

What to Expect:

  • FUN! Guests will enjoy unique Zoo experiences, based on their ticket purchase, as well as food and drinks, music, a silent auction, and a night out in the Zoo.
  • The dress code for this event is upscale casual, paired with your cutest, most comfortable pair of shoes (you will be on your feet and moving around for the bulk of the event).
  • Each ticket type offers a unique experience, so please review the ticket options carefully. All tickets include admission, food & drink and access to the conservation showcase and the silent auction.
  • VIP experiences are offered in small groups, not to exceed fifteen (15) people per grouping.
  • This event is limited to guests 8 years of age or older.
  • This event will take place rain or shine. In the event of severe inclement weather, the Zoo will contact all ticket holders via email 48 hours in advance. In the case of severe inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to a later date.


  • 5:30 – 6:15 – Reception
  • 6:00 – 7:15 – Animal Experiences
  • 7:30 – Silent auction closes
  • 7:30 – 8:15 – Panel discussion with Raymone Jackson (Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility with T. Rowe Price), Dr. Ellen Bronson (Head Veterinarian), Jen Kottyan (Bird Curator), and Jess Phillips (Director of Animal Facilities) centered on the conservation work at the Maryland Zoo, and what businesses can do to help protect wild species and their wild habitats
  • 8:15 – Last call at the bar, silent auction winner announcement