Friday, June 3, 2016
7pm – 11pm

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2015 Title Sponsor: 


What to wear?

Anything goes. Animal prints are always fun. Need ideas? We made a “What to Wear” Pinterest board.

Zoo La La Board on Pinterest

Wildest Party for a Purpose

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s event a success!
















As one of the Zoo’s newest events, Zoo La La is quickly becoming summer’s wildest party for a purpose. Set in the Zoo’s newest exhibit, Africa, this fun adults night out at the Zoo will include Zoo-nique cocktails, a brand new raffle full of special Zoo experiences, the opportunity to mingle with our animal ambassadors and see some of your favorite animals up-close, including a special Cheetah Encounter experience.  Guests will tame their hunger with dinner-by-the-bite from local area restaurants and enjoy and evening of live entertainment. Funds raised through Zoo La La 2016 will support the Living Classroom Education Access Fund providing free field trips to schools in need as well as the Ambassador council Future of the Zoo Fund which will provide funding to preserve the Zoo for future generations.

Zoo La La is hosted by the Zoo’s Ambassador Council, a diverse group of young professionals committed to supporting the Zoo’s mission.

Please note:  All guests must have a ticket and be 21 or older to attend the event.  Guests with infants and/or small children will not be permitted to enter the gates under any circumstances.


Coming soon!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor a Sleeping Bag

With your gift of $525 to support Zoo La La, you will give 15 children an opportunity to prowl through the Zoo after hours with a Nocturnal Adventure program.  Students explore the Zoo after sunset and have the chance to encounter to some of our night owl residents.  Afterward, students spend the night at the Zoo and enjoy a special animal demonstration before heading home.  With your donation you will receive 2 tickets to Zoo La La as a thank you.

Education Superhero

A Superhero refers to someone with extraordinary capabilities.  When you support Zoo La La as an Education Superhero you will be providing an entire classroom of students the chance for an extraordinary field trip.  During their trip, not only do students have the opportunity to see in person amazing animals they have learned about in textbooks, they also receive a private presentation from Zoo staff.  With your sponsorship of $1,000, you will receive 4 tickets to Zoo La La.

Thank You to our 2015 Zoo La La Sponsors

Sponsorship of Zoo La La gives your company the opportunity to reach the Zoo’s well-educated and affluent members in a way traditional advertising cannot….by incorporating your brand and message into their lifestyle.For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Reba George Dysart at or 513-487-3442.

Title Sponsor
Presenting Sponsors
US Bank logoAscent Logo
Entertainment Sponsor
Toyota Logo petbrosiaENTERTAINMENT
 Media Sponsor
Bar Sponsor
Animal Encounter Sponsor
Photo Booth Sponsor
Hospitality Sponsor
 Tame Your Hunger and Gift Card Sponsor
Raffle Sponsor
 Party Deck Sponsor
Late Night
Program Sponsor
Education Superhero
D'Elegante LOGO GOLD
Christine and Kirk Koppenhoefer
Buck and Patti Niehoff
Betsy and Peter Niehoff
Kinder Garden logo 2014
Thompson Hine Logo

Thank you to all of the 2015 participating restaurants!

Restaurants as of March 11, 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  What is the recommended attire for Zoo La La?
There is not a dress code, but we do suggest “casual chic” evening attire; dress pants, cocktail/sun dress, etc.

2.  Where is the best place to park?
All guests will enter through the Zoo entrance on Dury Avenue.  Gates open at 6:45pm.

3.  Is Zoo La La rain or shine?
Yes.  In case of inclement weather, you will be notified via email by 6pm if the event will be rescheduled or postponed.

4.  Can we purchase additional guest tickets at the door?
If the event is not sold out, absolutely!

5.  How early may we arrive to the event?
We ask that you arrive no earlier than 6:45pm.

6.  How do our “Drink Tickets” work? You will be given a wristband with four drink tickets which can each be used for a glass of wine, a beer or our evening’s specialty cocktail.  There will be a cash bar for all other drinks options available at your leisure.