Washington, DC

ZooFari: Dine for Wildlife

Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo feeds 400 species regularly, but on May 17, Friends of the National Zoo will host the human species at ZooFari, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests are invited on a culinary safari to sample gourmet fare from more than 100 of the D.C. area’s finest restaurants and vinters. For those hungry to learn more about the Zoo’s animals, keepers will host talks and demonstrations throughout the event. Guests can also bid on exclusive items such as behind-the-scenes tours of the Zoo at the ZooFari silent auction from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For those who can’t wait until the evening of the event, there is also a ZooFari online auction, which includes items such as artwork created by the Zoo’s animals and exclusive dining opportunities. Tickets go on sale to the public April 12 and are $160 for Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) members and $200 for non-members. Guests must be at least 21 years old and present a valid photo ID. This event will be held rain or shine

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