Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual fundraiser Zoo-ologie: Walk on the Wild Side returns on May 12, tickets now available

Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual fundraiser Zoo-ologie: Walk on the Wild Side returns on May 12, tickets now available

Chicago, IL, 2018-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Strut your stuff for wildlife at the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo’s eighth annual signature fundraiser, Zoo-ologie: Walk on the Wild Side.

Tickets are now available for this must-attend social event taking place on Saturday, May 12. All Zoo-ologie proceeds go toward the Auxiliary Board’s commitment to supporting Lincoln Park Zoo’s The Pride of Chicago campaign, which includes capital projects such as the new Searle Visitor Center, slated to open in late 2018.

The event, which welcomes more than 1,000 guests to the zoo for a night of culinary creations, drinks, dancing and a silent auction, will have a new footprint this year. Guests can swing by the monkeys at Helen Brach Primate House and dance in an urban oasis on the tented Park Place Terrace. Also new this year is the Explorer Experience add-on, which will give guests access to VIP programming in Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House, including special tours, and much more!

DryHop Brewers will also be debuting its 2018 Lincoln Park Zoo collaboration beer with a special pairing dish from one of the city’s finest chefs.

The event begins at 8 p.m. with early admission of 7:30 p.m. for guests with the Explorer Experience add-on. Early bird general admission, or the Gibbon Package, starts at $110. The early bird Explorer Experience Package starts at $160. Early bird ticket pricing will be available through April 17.

Zoo-ologie: Walk on the Wild Side is presented by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo chairs Tara From, Tiffany McCormick and Jennifer Splawski.

Zoo-ologie is sponsored by FedEx Express, Latham & Watkins, KIND, William Blair, Wintrust and Associated Bank.

Partners include DryHop Brewers, Miller Coors, Modern Luxury CS and United.

Founded in 1985, the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo is widely recognized as one of Chicago’s most dynamic and successful fundraising groups. Its efforts have furthered the zoo’s animal welfare, conservation and science goals, supported important learning initiatives and helped keep the zoo free to all 365 days a year. For more information about the Auxiliary Board, Zoo-ologie, or to purchase event tickets visit



Emily Altimari


Lincoln Park Zoo inspires communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world. The zoo is a leader in local and global conservation, animal care and welfare, learning, and science. A historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, the not-for-profit Lincoln Park Zoo, is a privately-managed, member-supported organization and is free and open 365 days a year. Visit us at

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