June 4, 2021

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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, food and drinks, and a silent auction featuring the opportunity to name one of our new rhinos!

2020 was an incredibly challenging year for the Maryland Zoo. We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate our resilience and adaptability, along with some of our loyal supporters, while continuing to raise money to further support our animals and conservation efforts.

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 (i.e. you will be on your feet and moving around for the bulk of the event).
  • Each ticket type offers a different experience, so please review the ticket options carefully. All tickets include admission, food & drink and access to the silent auction.
  • VIP experiences are offered in small groups, not to exceed fifteen (15) people per grouping.
  • Guests must wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth at all times, with the exception of when eating and/or drinking.
  • For guest safety, we ask that guests practice social distancing and follow all posted Zoo rules and staff directions.
  • Event is 21+ so do not forget to bring your I.D.! Guests will not be permitted in the event area without proof of age.
  • 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 held on Friday, June 25.
Schedule
  • 5:30 – 6:15 – Reception
  • 5:30 – 8:30 – Jazz Caravan
  • 6:15 – 6:45 – Group A VIP animal experiences
  • 7:00 – 7:30 – Group B VIP animal experiences
  • 7:30 – 8:00 – Last call to participate in the silent auction
  • 8:00 – 8:30 – Program/silent auction winner announcement
Silent Auction Items
  • Exclusive opportunity to name one of the Maryland Zoo’s new rhinos!
  • Keeper for a Day Experience
  • Custom painting by a Maryland Zoo elephant
  • Weekend Bed and Breakfast at the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
  • Jewelry and Giftware from Smyth Jewelers
  • More!

Experiences/Ticketing Options

Tickets are limited and must be purchased by COB Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Penguin Experience – $175 (100 Guests)

Purchase Penguin Experience

Ticket Includes:
  • Admission
  • Access to Zoo Central, Farmyard & silent auction
  • Food & drinks
  • Zoo themed tote
  • Penguin keeper chat
  • Meet & greet with a penguin ambassador
Lion & Giraffe VIP Experience – $225 (30 Guests)

Purchase Lion/Giraffe Experience

Ticket Includes:
  • Admission
  • Access to Zoo Central, Farmyard & silent auction
  • Food & drinks
  • Zoo themed tote
  • Giraffe feeding
  • Lion keeper chat
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty appetizer

Leopard VIP Experience- $275 (30 Guests)

Purchase Leopard Experience

Ticket Includes:
  • Admission
  • Access to Zoo Central, Farmyard & silent auction
  • Food & drinks
  • Zoo themed tote
  • Leopard keeper chat
  • Behind-the-scenes facility tour
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty appetizer
Chimpanzee VIP Experience – $325 (30 Guests)

Purchase Chimp Experience

Ticket Includes:
  • Admission
  • Access to Zoo Central, Farmyard & silent auction
  • Food & drinks
  • Zoo themed tote
  • Jones Falls Zephyr Train Ride to animal experience
  • Chimp Keeper Chat
  • Chimp training demonstration
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty appetizer
  • Special keepsake
  • Reserved seating at program

Rhinoceros VIP Experience- $375 (30 Guests)

Purchase Rhino Experience

Ticket Includes:
  • Admission
  • Access to Zoo Central, Farmyard & silent auction
  • Food & drinks
  • Zoo themed tote
  • Rhino keeper chat
  • Behind-the-scenes facility tour
  • Special keepsake
  • Rhino-themed keepsake
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty appetizer
  • Gourmet dessert
  • Reserved seating at program
Elephant VIP Experience – $450 (30 Guests)

SOLD OUT!

Ticket Includes:
  • Admission
  • Access to Zoo Central, Farmyard & silent auction
  • Food & drinks
  • Zoo themed tote
  • Jones Falls Zephyr Train Ride to animal experience
  • Elephant keeper chat
  • Special keepsake
  • Elephant-themed keepsake
  • Elephant photo op
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty appetizer
  • Gourmet dessert
  • Reserved seating at program

Thank you to our corporate sponsors, Brown Advisory, Ellin & Tucker, Orrstown Bank, and Stifel.

Questions? Contact our Events Team at events@marylandzoo.org.