Celebrate With Us: FAQ

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, including Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove, Regenstein Macaque Forest, Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, Regenstein Center for African Apes, and the Flamingo Habitat. Each year 1,000 civic and philanthropic 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 2018?
Zoo Ball 2018 will take place on Friday, July 13.

What time does the event begin?
The cocktail reception begins at 6:30 PM.

Where is the event entrance?
All guest should enter the event through the zoo's temporary east entrance (2400 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614).

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 or either a long dress or cocktail dress is encouraged.