Fundraising Events

The Zoo hosts several fun and unique annual events to raise money for animal care, education, and local and global conservation programs.


Please refer to our Calendar of Events for the latest event details and online registration. Corporate sponsorships are also available.



ZooFest 2016

April 30, 2016

On Saturday, April 30, the San Francisco Zoo invites you to join us for a delightful evening of dining and dancing at the Zoo. This year pays tribute to the 40th Anniversary of the Zoo’s groundbreaking Nature Trail, a pioneering educational program which teaches young people to be wildlife conservation ambassadors to the nearly 1 million visitors who come to the Zoo each year.

We are thrilled that lifelong conservation advocate Senator Dianne Feinstein will be our honored guest to help us commemorate Nature Trail. And, Dot Marie Jones of TV’s “Glee” will serve as hostess and emcee.

Proceeds from ZooFest will support the Zoological Society’s mission to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature, and advance conservation action. With more than 2,000 animals in its collection, the Zoo fosters curiosity, appreciation, and respect for nature.

For information on ticket sales or sponsorships, please contact Margaret Stangl at margarets@sfzoo.org


Zoo II - Zoo Parties and Events for Young Professionals

Zoo II is a social club of young professionals dedicated to expanding conservation, awareness, and financial support of the San Francisco Zoological Society (SFZS), while connecting to others in the community and enjoying a variety of social activities. These activities include hosting social happy hours (Urban Safaris) in San Francisco, participating in quarterly Renew The Zoo improvement Saturdays at the Zoo, and throwing the annual Zoo II signature event, the Fur Ball. For more information, e-mail zoo2@sfzoo.org.

More information about Zoo II.