According to 2019 Zoo To Do Co-Chair Dawn Moore,
Without a doubt, Zoo To Do is one of the best parties of the year – but the cause it supports is even more significant. Held each fall in the Dallas Zoo’s expansive Giants of the Savanna exhibit, it’s a true “grazing” event. Music, dancing and other live entertainment create a magical evening, and late-night dancing under the stars follows a spectacular live auction that features breathtaking vacation getaways, private dinners by some of the best chefs in Dallas, and more.
On Saturday, November 2, this year’s Wild at Heart evening will begin with cocktails, a stroll through the Savanna and the opening of an incredible silent auction. It will continue with more than 25 of Dallas’s finest chefs and restaurants providing food at different stations throughout the event.
Following dinner, guests will move to the Wilds of Africa Plaza for a live auction featuring rare Zoo experiences, exotic travel, and more! Then dance the night away with music from Emerald City All-Stars.
The non-profit Dallas Zoo has been one of Dallas’ most beloved attractions for 128 years, and has become one of the best zoological parks in the U.S., featuring the award-winning Giants of the Savanna habitat. Maintaining this type of excellence – and providing great care for more than 2,000 animals – requires support from our community.
Zoo To Do is a major source of funding for the Dallas Zoo, helping us introduce more people to the wonder of the natural world. With the proceeds from the event, the Zoo is able to continue its mission to serve as an outstanding center of education, wildlife conservation, and entertainment. With 106 acres to explore, thousands of animals to visit, and a wide variety of family activities, the Dallas Zoo is one of America’s best – and Zoo To Do is one reason why.
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