WHAT HAPPENS AT THE ZOO AFTER THE GATES CLOSE?
DATE: June 16, 2018!
TIME: 5 P.M. to 11 P.M.
Join us this June 16th, for our 20th Annual ZooFest and find out what happens at the zoo after the gates close! During ZooFest you can interact close up with roving zoo staff holding animals, pose for photos, create enrichment’s for our residents, watch painting demonstrations by Lucy, the Asian elephant, partake in raffles and bid on unique live and silent auction items. There will be restaurant and wine sampling for adults, a live and silent auction, and a Kids Zone that will have crafts, games and unique opportunities for kids to get up close and personal with our fuzzy, feathered, and scaly friends! There are few opportunities in Edmonton where adults can have a first class evening and share that with their children, and this is one of the best!
Not only is it fun for the whole family but the entire event is in support of our fundraising efforts help build our zoo!
CAN’T WAIT FOR ZOOFEST?! GET IN ON THE ACTION EARLY WITH OUR ONLINE AUCTION!
FROM ONE-OF-A-KIND ARTWORK, TO ZOOKEEPER EXPERIENCES, AND OUR NEW RED PANDA LUGGAGE- THERE are TONS OF GREAT ITEMS TO BID ON & ALL IN SUPPORT OF AN AMAZING CAUSE!
OUR GOAL FOR NATURE’S WILD
BACKYARD: PHASE 1
- OUR GOAL 85%
We are thrilled to announce that with your help, and the generous CFEP Grant we recently received for $575,000, we have raised $2,550,000 of our $3,000,000 commitment to Nature’s Backyard Phase 1! With your support, we are realizing our dream of revitalizing our zoo! Thank you!
CALL TO ARTISTS
Calling all creatives! We are currently seeking organizations or individuals (local artists, architects, designers) with a passion for the arts and the environment to share their vision with the local community. We invite anyone with an artistic vision to design an exhibit for the festival.
This December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. It will run for a 17 day period every December weekend plus the 26th and 27th. We are inviting imaginative people to come and be a part of the festival by creating art in the form of light installations that all of Edmonton can enjoy! This years themes are “The VZDS’s 30th Anniversary,” and/or “Renewable Energy.”
Project submission deadline is July 15, 2018, so click “Apply Today” to learn more and to download your application package!
HELP BUILD OUR ZOO!
It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children's future and the planet!