FAQs

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What is Zoo Ball?

Zoo Ball is Lincoln Park Zoo’s largest annual fundraiser, and is hosted by the Women’s Board. Since its inception in 1977, Zoo Ball has raised millions for a wide range of capital projects. Each year more than 800 business, civic and philanthropic-minded leaders gather at this event to support the zoo’s efforts to connect people with nature at one of the only remaining free zoos in the United States.

What is the date of Zoo Ball 2019?

Zoo Ball will take place on Friday, July 12, 2019.

What time does the event begin?

The cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 8 p.m.

Where is the event entrance?

All guests should enter the event through the zoo’s east gate entrance at the new Searle Visitor Center (2150 North Cannon Drive)

Can I park in the zoo parking lot?

Yes. Parking is free for Zoo Ball guests.

Can my taxi drop me off at the entrance?

Yes. Taxis will not be charged for parking when they exit the lot.

I have special dietary needs; who should I contact?

The zoo will be happy to accommodate your dietary needs. Please contact the Zoo Ball office at zooball@lpzoo.org, (312) 742-2296, or indicate any restrictions on your response card.

What should I wear to Zoo Ball?

Black tie.