Zoobilee Re-Imagined

Zoobilee was a tradition in the Tacoma community, bringing together leaders and philanthropists to sample great food, dance to live music, and bid on items to support the Zoo. The format changed in 2012 to a focused fundraising gala event, with some elements of the original Zoobilee.

This year, we’re re-imagining the event in a way we never have before!


The South Sound community and beyond!


Join us virtually for a unique evening with special Zoo animal appearances, silent auction, live auction and a special call to action to support daily needs and quality care for every animal during this critical time. This is a free event to watch and enjoy. If you would like to participate in one of the auctions or make a donation, mobile bidding registration is required.

Want to start early? The Zooming to Zoobilee Party will take place prior to the start of the live-streamed event at 5:30PM. This is a limited, registration-only party to celebrate Zoobilee that will include a cocktail demonstration, Zoobilee bingo, virtual dessert “dash” during the live-streamed event and bidding on auction items.


Get dressed up or down and create your own Zoobilee event at home, in your backyard, in your street – any place you can gather safely.


Join us on Friday, November 13

ZOOMing to Zoobilee Party: 5:30 PM-6:15 PM, registration required

Live-streamed Event: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM, Facebook and YouTube, free to watch


Auctions begin November 8, 2020

The online auction will feature unique items, animal experiences, art and many more items that would make great holiday gifts. During the live event special packages and experiences will be up for bid.

Mobile bidding registration opens November 1


Event logistics contact: Lisa Johnson, Sr. Development Director


Auctions contact: Hayli Walker, Development Coordinator


Sponsorship contact: Anne Gintz, Development Specialist


Want a Sneak Peek of Our Auction Items?

Visit our public auction page and check back often for updates!

Thank You To Our Sponsors

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