Zoobilee 2014

Join Us for the 2014 ZOOBILEE - COWABUNGA!

CowabungaUnleash your imagination.  Walk on your wild side!   Go on safari with your Topeka Zoo at the 2014 Zoobilee……Cowabunga!

This year’s event is sure to be an exciting one beginning with a very special announcement and tribute to Gary K. Clarke, Director Emeritus of the Topeka Zoo. Join us for a champagne toast as we celebrate a very exciting project that will be coming to your Topeka Zoo - and you'll be one of the first to hear the news! Following the announcement, guests will enjoy animal encounters, live entertainment, and tasty treats as you explore the zoo grounds.

No safari is complete without up-close encounters with the animals, and guests will be entranced by the behind-the-scenes access to the zoo's permanent residents.  Grazing stations will feature appetizers and entrees from some of Topeka’s top restaurants. Stop at various watering holes to enjoy beer, wine, amazing cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages, including a specialty cocktail that will call to  mind the exotic land of Africa!  Satiate those taste buds with delectable treats at the many dessert stations.

The safari in the heart of Topeka continues in to the evening with sundowners and dessert on the Serengeti. Dance to the tunes of Wonderland and bid on exciting silent auction packages. Proceeds from this exciting fundraiser will support educational programming, conservation efforts, exhibit enhancements, and more! It’s an event like no other….all to benefit YOUR Topeka Zoo! Join us on September 27th for this night to remember.

Evening Festivites - Schedule

  • 5:00 P.M. - Registration Opens, Cocktail Reception
  • 5:30 P.M. - Welcome and Announcement
  • 6:00 P.M. - Grazing Stations and Watering Holes Open; Animal Activities Begin; Silent Auction Begins
  • 8:00 P.M. - Sundowners on the Serengeti, Live Music by Wonderland, Dessert Stations Open
  • 9:30 P.M. - Silent Auction Closes
  • 10:00 P.M. - Event Concludes

Come Experience Wild Animal Encounters!

TigersOur animals are ready to party and you are going to LOVE what we have lined up this year! Here are some of the animal encounters you can expect when you come to Zoobilee!

  • North American River Otter Training
  • Elephant Training
  • Treats for the Tigers
  • African Wild Dogs Go Hunting
  • African Lion Hunt
  • Giraffe Feeding
  • Treats For The Orangutans
  • Snacks with Tiffany

Help us make this event even more successful! Learn more about sponsorship levels and small business sponsorship opportunities here.

Ticket Information

Tickets are $75 each. You can pre-order your tickets now! Each ticket includes admission for one adult with food and beverages at Zoobilee on September 27, 2014. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Topeka Zoo.

To order tickets, call 368-9162 or purchase your ticket(s) using the register now button below.

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