Festivities will begin with a welcome in the Plaza by some of our animals and their keepers. Guests will then embark on their culinary adventure in the new C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center, where some of the Valley’s best known restaurants and wineries will offer tasty delights and wine pairings. This will also be the time to experience a preview of ZooLights and bid on unique items and travel experiences in the silent auction. An elegant dinner will be served lakeside by Chef Skip Hause of Fabulous Foods, followed by dancing to live music and late-night coffee under the stars.
As a non-profit corporation, the Phoenix Zoo has successfully operated as a self-sustaining enterprise since it opened in 1962. The Zoo continues to fund exhibitions of more than 1, 100 animals, numerous educational programs and community offerings exclusively through earned revenue, philanthropic gifts and special events like Rendez-Zoo.