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Date & Time

Friday, June 21, 2024
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm



Official Wine Partner of Zoo Fundraising Events:

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For sponsorship questions, please contact David Plogmann at 513-487-3324 or [email protected]


Zoo La La

Thanks for your support.

This event is SOLD OUT.

Have a wild night at the Zoo while supporting the education programs that you love!

The Zoo’s wildest party for a purpose, Zoo La La, supports the work of your Zoo’s Education Department! This includes wonderful programs like Zoo Troop, Zoo Field Trips, and Zoo Camps! Zoo La La also helps provide funding to enable all kids, no matter their financial situation, to be able to enjoy these programs, through the Living Classroom Education Access Fund.

This is your chance to feel like a kid again and enjoy an adult’s night out at the Zoo! Set throughout the Zoo, your adventure will include:

  • Food sampling from local restaurants and a variety of signature cocktails and libations
  • Up-close animal encounters
  • Live Entertainment
  • Carousel and Train Rides
  • Games
  • And so much more!

Zoo La La Invite

Zoo La La Event Map

Early Entry Experience

6:30 PM

  • Enjoy all of the fun Zoo La La has to offer an hour early!
  • You’ll receive 1 additional drink ticket and access to exclusive animal experiences

Let the Wildest Party of Summer Begin 

7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

  • Enjoy Dinner-by-the-Bite as you wander through the Zoo
  • Drink Tickets
  • Animal Enrichment and Encounters


DJ ETrayn

Eddie Traynor is a DJ, Multimedia Host, Entrepreneur & Brand Ambassador from Cincinnati, OH. He is the Official DJ/Host for the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bearcats as well as the former DJ of the Cincinnati Bengals. ETrayn also works closely with many Professional athletes on their charity events and youth camps all over the country.

Ethan and Joey 

Ethan and Joey are an acoustic duo jointly based out of Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky. Commonly referred to as “Your Living Jukebox,” Ethan and Joey will take your requests all day long! Have a favorite song? Let Ethan and Joey know!

Jonathan Cody White

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, music has the power to transform any experience. This is the driving force behind Jonathan Cody White‘s songwriting. Blending elements of Rock, Soul, Pop, and Folk, Jonathan aims to create a soundtrack for the human experience, writing with honesty, melodic truth, and raw emotion to connect people through shared moments. You can find Jonathan’s debut EP, Words Left In My Mind, on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and wherever else you get your music fix.

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Check Out Last Year's Event

2023 Zoo La La was a record breaking event! Thank you to everyone who came to support the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Education efforts, including the Living Classroom Education Access Fund. The fund provides reduced-price Zoo field trips and nocturnal adventures to qualifying schools in need. Our goal is to make it possible for every child in Greater Cincinnati to experience the Zoo.

2023 Zoo La La Recap

If you have any accommodation requests, please contact  [email protected] 3 weeks prior to event.

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

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Ambassador Council

Zoo La La is hosted by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Ambassador Council. This diverse group of leaders is committed to supporting the Zoo’s mission and work all year to plan this event. With their leadership and support, over $2 million dollars has been raised.

Expand to Meet the Zoo La La Chairs & Ambassador Council Members
Zoo La La Chairs: Maggie Brennan and Emily Rotella

Ambassador Council Members: Alex Blust, Kelly Bonnell, Maggie Brennan, Brian Butt, Patrick Cartier, Danielle Donelan, Megan Ebenschweiger, Aleicia Ennis, David Habel, Libby Heil, Dominic Iacobucci, Andrew Kiley, Meera Kotagal, Josh Martin, Lauren Niestradt, Meeka Owens, Sam Rittgers, Emily Rotella, Erik Smith, David Snopkowski, Hannah Sublett, Marcus Thompson, Alana Tucker, Ashley Volbrecht, Wes Westberry, Mariel Wood, Jerome Wright, Thomas Xanders, Michael Young

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Living Classroom Education Access Fund

The Cincinnati Zoo offers a variety of education programs for all ages. These include zoo camps, school programs, outreach visits, overnight adventures, adult education, and internships/volunteer opportunities. The programs aim to teach about wildlife, conservation, and animal care while fostering a love for nature and inspiring action for conservation.

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The Living Classroom Education Access Fund supports underserved youth from the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area to receive free programs and field trips where they can experience the wonder of wildlife and wild places, many of whom have never had a Zoo experience. This program levels the playing field so all Cincinnatians have the opportunity to have this quintessential Cincinnati experience! With funds from the Living Classroom Education Access Fund, the Zoo inspires 30,000 children annually through free field trips, day programs, camps, and family programs.

This is a Zero Waste Event