Zoobilee 2023 presented by Perkins Coie

Zoo Boise’s Zoobilee, presented by Perkins Coie
Friday, August 25
Doors open at 5:30PM

Zoo Boise’s premier event of the year! Guests will be treated to an unforgettable evening featuring extraordinary local cuisine and drinks, live music, live auction and raffle, and special zoo experiences.

Zoobilee, presented by Perkins Coie, takes place Friday, August 25, 2023. Doors open at 5:30PM. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

This year’s theme is: Butterfly! Wear your brightest colors, floral or butterfly print, or cocktail attire and flutter over to Zoo Boise for a magical evening for a good cause.

Funds raised from the 13th annual gala will support the Zoo Boise and its mission to connect guests with animals to inspire and involve our community in the conservation of wildlife worldwide.

➡️ Only ticket pre-sales have closed, BUT tickets can be purchased at the door at the event.


Note: Any and all corporate table sponsorships secured on or after Tuesday, August 15, 2023 will not receive logo or named recognition in the event program, due to printing deadline.

Presented by:

Sponsored by:

Erstad Architecture logo, new horizontal

Idaho Ford Stores blue oval logo

Restaurants and catering companies:

Restaurants and catering logo collage

Zoobilee Event Schedule:

5:30    Doors open
5:30 – 7:00    Meet the veterinarian: learn about animal transfers and diets
5:30 – 7:15    Food stations open
5:30 – 7:15    Hawaii raffle and pick-a-prize ticket sales
5:45 – 6:00    Southern ground hornbill enrichment and chat
5:45 – 6:00    Red panda (Himalayan) zoo chat
6:00 – 6:15    Vervet monkeys / otters zoo chat
6:00 – 6:15    Lions enrichment and zoo chat
6:00 – 6:15    Red pandas (Styan’s) zoo chat NEW
6:00 – 7:00 
   Nile crocodile behind the scenes tours
6:00 – 7:00    Giraffe Encounter
6:30 – 6:45    Lions zoo chat
6:30 – 6:45    Vervet monkeys / otters zoo chat
7:00 – 7:15    African wild dogs zipline experience
7:30    Seated program in plaza (rest of the zoo closes)
•Welcome by Michael Carr, Perkins Coie
•Live auction and paddle raise
•Pick-a-prize and raffle winners announced
9:30    Checkout and Zoo Boise closes


Zoobilee Map:

Zoobilee 2023 event map

The zoo at evening, with string lights and people eating.