15th Annual Benefit

Join us on Saturday, July 19 for a fundraising gala like no other. We're looking forward to an evening of delicious food, drinks, entertainment and creatures great and small.

About the event

Supporting conservation, education and animal welfare programs, this summer soiree offers guests an enchanting evening savoring small plates from dozens of the region's best restaurants, plus live music, roving entertainment, activities and—best of all—unique opportunities to spend quality time with Oregon Zoo animals and expert staff. Guests will round out the night with dessert and dancing on the concert lawn, featuring our main stage band, Soul Vaccination.

Recently featured restaurants

Zoolala guests delight in dishes from many of the Northwest's top restaurants. Recent highlights include: Alma Chocolate, Bamboo Sushi, Biwa, Genoa, Koi Fusion, Laurelhurst Market, Nong's Khao Man Gai, Oregon Zoo Catering & Events, Ruby Jewel Scoops and more.

Purchase tickets online

Celebrate with us on July 19. Purchase your Zoolala tickets now. 


Zoolala sponsorship opportunities

Founded in 1888, the Oregon Zoo has become a world-class institution through enduring communty support. Nearly 1.7 million visitors pass through our gates each year, as community members have done for generations. We invite sponsors to join us in supporting Zoolala, our annual celebration to support the zoo's mission of inspiring the community to create a better future for wildlife. Your investment will help us expand the zoo's inspiring and impactful efforts in conservation, education and animal welfare, while demonstrating your dedication to our shared values.

Contact us now to be a part of the 15th annual Zoolala:

Heidi Heitkemper Wilcox
Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager