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Adventure Down Under
Zoofari! 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014
At the Louisville Zoo

Eventbrite - Zoofari! 2014: Adventure Down Under

G’Day, Mate! Friends of the Louisville Zoo invite you to joins us for the 34th annual Zoofari!, as we venture down under for a night of Australian excitement and adventure. All proceeds directly benefit the Zoo’s superior work to “better the bond between people and the planet” through capital projects, science and conservation programs and animal encounters.

Ticket Options

  • Zoofari! Dinner, 6:00 p.m. – (SOLD OUT)
    Enjoy a cocktail reception, exotic animal encounters, a 3-course dinner, silent and live auctions including the opportunity to adopt an animal, and live music by This, That & the Other.
  • Zoofari! Wallaby Watering Hole, 7:30 p.m.
    ($75 per person)

    Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, exotic animal encounters, silent auction, live music by DJ K DOGG and This, That & the Other.
    Zoofari! Wallaby Watering Hole and Brew at the Zoo & Wine, Too!* ($175 per person)
    Friends of the Zoo are offering a limited quantity of combo tickets to their annual events, which sell out every year. This is your chance to venture down under at the Wallaby Watering Hole on Saturday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. and secure your ticket to attend Brew at the Zoo & Wine, too, as a VIP on Saturday, August 23.

    The combo ticket offer includes the Wallaby Watering Hole ticket outlined above, as well as Brew at the Zoo VIP admission. Your Brew ticket will offer a private entrance to the event avoiding the long general admission line, beer, food and wine samples , commemorative Brew at the Zoo & Wine, Too! t-shirt and tasting glass, access to the VIP tent with special tastings, access to private restrooms, and live music.  *This is the only Brew ticket available at this time; all other Brew tickets will go on sale July 1.

    All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

Silent Auction - open for bids now!

Keep your cell phone or mobile device charged so you’re ready to bid on this year’s unique and valuable silent auction items. We’re using BidPal® this year so you won’t miss a thing OR a bidding opportunity. Anyone can register, review our offerings and even bid ahead of the event at bidPal.net/louisvillezoofari.

You do not need to attend Zoofari to bid on items before the event.

Support Your Zoo

Your support of this signature annual fundraising event will contribute to the success of the Zoo, its animal ambassadors and award-winning exhibits and education programs, which provide meaningful moments for families, students and the earliest learners for science and conservation topics. If you would like to see the Zoo continue to grow and expand its work and notoriety locally and globally, this is the party for you!  

All proceeds directly benefit the Zoo’s superior work to better the bond between people and the planet through capital projects, science and conservation programs, and animal encounters.

For information about Zoofari 2014, please contact Kelly Grether at (502) 238-5615 or Kelly.Grether@louisvilleky.gov.


Supporting Sponsor


Live Auction

Silent Auction

Animal Encounter & Conservation Sponsor


Education Partners:
Kindred Healthcare, King Southern Bank, Logan Lavelle Hunt,
Sam Swope Auto Group, Tandem Public Relations, TEG Architects, US Bank
and Whittenberg Construction Company

Zoofari! is produced by the Friends of the Louisville Zoo, a 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to support and enhance the Louisville Zoo by “raising funds to preserve a legacy”.  The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and the state zoo of Kentucky, is accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo’s mission is to better the bond between people and our planet.