This upscale cocktail party is the Auxiliary Board’s primary fundraising event. This one-of-a-kind gala is held in the heart of the zoo and celebrates the natural beauty and urban spirit of Lincoln Park Zoo. Zoo-ologie attracts nearly 1,000 young professionals and occurs in early summer. Guests receive exclusive access to the spectacular zoo grounds, while enjoying cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvre, a raffle and a silent auction, and dancing under the stars.

It’s no secret that Zoo-ologie guests enjoy an active lifestyle, including fine dining, entertainment and shopping, but they also represent a strong potential for introducing new customers to any company. Attendees tend to be young, affluent professionals who enjoy upscale luxuries and live in the Chicago area, including such neighborhoods as Lincoln Park, Lakeview and the Gold Coast. Over the course of the evening, Zoo-ologie guests help raise more than $100,000 to support Lincoln Park Zoo.

If you are interested in sponsoring Zoo-ologie or donating an item to our raffle or silent auction, please contact us at auxiliaryboard@lpzoo.org.

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