Friday, June 21
6 p.m. – Midnight

The 2019 edition of our Party with a Purpose is dangerously decadent…
Brace yourself for forked tongues, fierce fangs and a fabulous FUNdraiser!

  • 50+ regional restaurants and caterers presenting their house specialties
  • Train rides around the Africa! exhibit during the preview party
  • Live entertainment from Fu5ion, Skoobie Snaks, & Dave Carpenter
  • Full service and specialty drink bars throughout Zoo grounds
  • Dress: Black Tie & Tennis Shoes

VIP Venom Lounge sponsored by Lexus of Toledo

Exclusive access to the ProMedica Museum of Natural History

5:30 – 7pm

NEW this year!

  • Exclusive parking and entry through Broadway gate, VIP Venom Lounge guests only
  • Dueling pianos entertainment
  • Featuring exquisite food selections from Mancy’s Steakhouse, Bluewater Grille, & Italian
  • Premium bar
  • Close up experience with one of our featured residents in the Museum, the venomous Komodo dragon led by Zoo keepers
  • Unforgettable champagne welcome

ZOOtoDO is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased in advance. All guests must be at least 21 years of age with a valid ID to enter. Toledo Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone unable to provide proof of age.

For information on ZOOtoDO sponsorships starting at $2,000, please call 419-385-5721, ext. 2069 or view opportunities here.

This summer night is all about snakeskin and small bites!

Individual tickets



Includes ZOOtoDO admission AND access to exclusive new venue and vendors.


Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased in advance.

Thank you to our 2019 ZOOtoDO Corporate Sponsors

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PNC ZOOtoDO 2019 Committee

Event Chairmen

Peter G. Boyer
Walter M. Norris, IV

Corporate Sponsorship

Jeremy Zeisloft, Chair
Deb Ernsthausen
Aubrey Hornsby
Colleen Tankoos
Carrie Franzen
Aubrey Hornsby
Stephanie St. Jean
Rachel Zimmerman

Event Design

Abby Krause, Co-chair
Jennifer Pikul, Co-chair
Alyssa Campbell
Emma Read
Vicky Schwab
Hunter Wehrle

Restaurant Logistics

Ken Borowicz
Jen Brassil
Rick Risner
Diane Rueter
Steve Rueter
Dave Sansing
Rob Winkle