Party with a Purpose at the Toledo Zoo

Daily Dose  |  03/08/2018 2:00 pm

Look into the eyes of the wild at the 2018 edition of PNC ZOOtoDO presented by Skylight Financial Group at the Toledo Zoo on Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m. – midnight! Pair your best stripes and spots with your black tie and tennis shoes to “party with a purpose” in support of big cats and conservation on a purrfect summer night!

The Zoo kicked off ticket sales for its largest annual fundraiser on Thursday, March 8 at an image reveal party at The Heights in downtown Toledo. This year’s image features eyes of the Zoo’s cats, including cougars, tigers, cheetahs and snow leopards. Tickets are available now at or by calling 419-385-5721 ext 2091. If purchased by May 15, individual tickets are only $135 each. After May 15 the price increases to $150 per ticket. Reserved tables for 10 start at $2,250 each.

New this year will be Cocktails for Cats, featuring feline-themed drinks and an envelope raffle with chances to win behind-the-scenes tours and Zoo PAL sponsorships of big cats at the Zoo! Additionally, for the first time, the Zoo will be selling a limited number of ZOOtoDO t-shirts at the event.  

Each year ZOOtoDO highlights the house-specialties of more than 50 restaurants and caterers and attracts nearly 2,000 guests. The evening of grown-up fun begins at 6 p.m. when guests are greeted with complimentary champagne, train rides around the 5-acre multi-species Africa! exhibit and the first morsels of tasty treats. At 7:30 p.m., the historic side of the Zoo opens for guests to enjoy 40+ more samples of gourmet delicacies from our area’s favorite restaurants and chefs, including new participants The Heights, Brim House and The Benchmark Restaurant. The evening also features live music on multiple stages and multiple full service cash bars, serving specialty drinks, beer and wine. 

Your Zoo calls it “a party with a purpose” because the net proceeds provide essential funding to continue growing the Zoo’s mission of caring for animals and conserving the natural world. 

Get your paws on discounted tickets by May 15 to party with a wild purpose at the number one zoo in the nation!