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Safari Soirée

04/26/2019, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Join us for Oklahoma City's Wildest Night!

Come celebrate a night of raising funds for the Oklahoma City Zoo’s conservation mission and help us ensure a fierce future for wildlife and habitats at Safari Soirée.


Friday, April 26, 2019

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Doors open for VIP at 6:00 pm

(Early access limited to Sanctuary Asia)



Join the Oklahoma Zoological Society for a starlit stroll through the Oklahoma City Zoo. Begin your evening in Sanctuary Asia, indulging in exclusive cocktails, an incredible silent auction, and live entertainment by local favorite “My So Called Band.”

The fun continues as you “star graze” throughout the entire zoo, enjoying complimentary food stations from many of Oklahoma City’s finest restaurants. Along your path you’ll experience live music and entertainment, as well as the opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes experiences to spark a deeper understanding of the Zoo’s conservation programs.

Your last stop of the night is an engaging, late-night sea lion show, which concludes a magical, one-of-a-kind evening that you’ll not soon forget.

Tickets may be purchased in the ZOOfriends membership office any day between 9 PM - 5 PM. Tickets are limited and will sell out!

$75: General Admission - Food, exotic cocktails and the opportunity to dance your heart out listening to “My So Called Band.” Also includes giraffe feedings, informational conservation stations, a sea lion show, and great memories.
$185: All Inclusive - For a truly immersive event, consider going VIP. All-Inclusive tickets include early access to Safari Soirée beginning at 6 p.m., two Behind-the-Scenes encounters per ticket, and access to the COOP Ale Works Party Deck on the second floor of Sanctuary Asia. (You can’t beat this view!)   
$50: Behind-the-Scenes Experiences - Sold à la carte in addition to purchase of general admission ticket. Choose one or more! Experiences include elephants, tigers, grizzly bears and more. Behind-the-scenes experiences will take place every 30 minutes from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and are limited to 8-16 guests per session. Tickets are limited.


Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available, so choose the one that will fit the way you want to support the Oklahoma City Zoo through Safari Soirée 2019. We can customize any sponsorship opportunity to your business or organization’s desire. Please contact Matt Burkholder at (405)425-0613 or for more information.

Check out the Oklahoma Zoological Society's Sponsorship Packet Here

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Conservation Champion


Conservation Ambassador

  ♦    ♦   ♦  Peggy Kates  ♦  Richard Sias

Conservation Leader

  ♦ Phil & Alice Pippin ♦  Kyle & Sara Sweet   ♦    ♦  

Conservation Hero

Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Stores  ♦ Craig and Maria Abott  ♦   Karen Delaney  ♦  Dolese Bros. Co.  ♦ First Security Bank  ♦   GableGotwals  ♦  Hudiburg Auto Group  ♦  Independent Insurance Agents Association of Oklahoma City  ♦ Jacob Montemayor  ♦  McAfee & Taft  ♦   Robert and Donna McCampbell  ♦   Mike and Pama Palmer  ♦   Blair and Stephanie Naifeh  ♦  Vahid and Aimee Salalati ♦ Schonwald Land, Inc.  ♦   Wade & Carolyn Watkins  ♦ Karen Ross and Dave Wilson

Conservation Patron

Michelle & Barney Kaminsky  ♦ Dustin and Lori Frederick

Thank You To Our Participating Restaurants


Want to bring your restaurant out to Safari Soirée? Fill out an application here and return to Matt Burkholder at Space is limited.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed in a variety of ways at Safari Soirée. From check-in, to wayfinders assitings guests around the zoo, to checking people in at their behind-the-scenes experiences. There is something very everyone (Must be 21+). Volunteers also receive one general admission ticket to Safari Soirée. To sign up for any number of spots, please visit us here. For questions on shift descriptions or the event, contact Matt Burkholder at (405)425-0613.


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