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presented by Wells Fargo

7:15-11 p.m.
Friday, June 21, 2024

Sold Out!

Dig into dinner-by-the-bite samples and refreshing libations from 40+ local restaurants.

Enjoy interactive activities like the Kendra Scott Color Bar™, a wine and spirits pull, a local-restaurant gift card wall, and a silent auction offering exclusive animal experiences.

Dance the night away with musical entertainment across the Zoo, including Maggie Speaks Big Band, playing your favorite party hits.

2024 Participating Restaurants

801 Chophouse

801 Fish

801 Local

Anthonino's Taverna

Bandanas Bar-B-Q

Bebe's Bake Shoppe

Bogart's Smokehouse

Bold Spoon Creamery

Bougie Bites STL

Cake Snob

Clean Plate Pantry

DeeBeeQue BBQ & Catering

Eleven Eleven Mississippi

Farinas Bar and Event Venue

Fired Up Jellies and Jam

Freddie Lee's Gourmet Sauces

Fresh Healthy Cafe

FUFU n' Sauce

Gioia's Deli

Guido's Pizzeria & Tapas

Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

Haveli Indian Restaurant

Hendri's Events

Lefty's Bagels

Loaded Elevated Nachos

Mama's on the Hill

Michele C. Catering & Events

Orlando Catering and Event Design

Pappy's Smokehouse

Peel Wood Fired Pizza

Pop Pop Hurray! Gourmet Popcorn

Pretzel Boy's

Pure Catering STL

Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream

Shake Shack

Sling 'N Scoops Artisan Ice Cream

Super Smokers BBQ + Cajun

Taco Drip STL

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

Special Activites

Bid on unique Saint Louis Zoo experiences, from exclusive behind-the-scenes animal tours to specialty cocktail hours and dinners.

Support our local restaurants! Pull an envelope off the wall and win a gift card to a participating ZOOFARI 2024 restaurant or a St. Louis-area restaurant. Gift cards are valued at $25 or $50.

Create custom jewelry at the Kendra Scott Color Bar™, featuring the ZOOFARI commemorative stone. Necklaces, earrings and more are available for purchase, as well as fine jewelry. Twenty percent of your purchase will be donated back to the Zoo.

Pull a bottle from our impressive selection of wine and spirits, then enter the raffle to win a variety of prizes, including a magnum bottle of wine.

Enjoy samples from a selection of top shelf bourbons and enter to win a bottle of bourbon.

The Humboldt Penguin

ZOOFARI’s featured animal this year is the Humboldt penguin, a warm-climate bird that lives on the coast of Peru and Chile.

The Saint Louis Zoo has worked to help preserve Humboldt penguins in Peru for over 20 years. Zoo staff participate in the annual counts of Humboldt penguins along the Peruvian coast. They have also acted as international observers in several sustainable harvests of guano in the penguins' largest breeding colony in Punta San Juan, Peru. Additionally, the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute supports research staff at Punta San Juan.

What to Wear

Guests are encouraged to wear fun, animal-inspired, creative black-tie attire and comfortable shoes while grazing on great food and drinks around the Zoo.

Thanks to our 2024 sponsors

Leader of the Pack
Wells Fargo

Plunging Polar Bear
Kevin Beckmann Charitable Trust at YouthBridge Community Foundation

Musical Entertainment
U.S. Bank

Tip of the Iceberg

World Wide Technology


Gentle Giraffe

Mid America Chevy Dealers

Playful Penguin

Acropolis Investment Management
Berges Family Foundation
Cequel III
David B. Lichtenstein Foundation
Edward Jones
First Bank
Harbour Group
Instinct Pet Food
Alicia S. McDonnell
PGAV Destinations
Roofers Mart, Inc.
Sandberg Phoenix
Thompson Coburn LLP
Thomas and Betty Tyler


ZOOFARI Planning Committee

Joe and Marcia Ambrose

Emilie Baker

Susan Block

Christine Boushka

Kristy Bryan

Dr. Edmond Cabbabe

Bill Courtney

Laura Courtney

Whittney Dunn

Amanda Ehll

Kathy Federico

Christine Figge

Caryl Flannery

Jan Goldstein

Meghan Haines

Nancy Hawes

Michael Hickey

Sue Hilbert

Charlie and Marilyn Hoessle

Jana Holstein

Naretha Hopson

Rose Ann Howard

Victoria Iken

Ken Johnson

Praveena Kolli

Susan Kottler

Susan Krawll

Julie Linder

Katie Lineberry

Megan Martin

Brittany Mayfield

Megan Moore

Ron Moore

David Murphy

Sam Orlando

Gwendolyn Packnett

Lauren Parko

Janice Phelps

Mike Poletti

David Pradhan

Beth Radtke

Kimberly Rayford

Dana Tucker Redwing

Nancy Sauer

Angela Schaefer

Matt Schumacher

Megan Higgenbotham Schwedtmann

Madeline Sciortino

Rachel Seward II

William Siedhoff

William Siedhoff

Thad Simons

Zachary Smith

Lindsay Stowe

Lisa Sullivan

Dianne Sutcliffe

Jack Terschluse

Todd Tiefenauer

Zach Ungerott

Ann von der Heydt

Jimmy Williams

Kathleen Woodworth

Debby Ziegenbein

ZOOFARI Honorary Co-Chairs
Pamela Glaser
Kip Bilderback
James G. Berges
Elizabeth Mannen Berges