Seneca Park Zoo Society will celebrate its 34th annual Zoobilation Gala on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Seneca Park Zoo.

The ripple effect: small actions create lasting change for the future of wildlife and wild places.
Your support for Seneca Park Zoo ripples out to produce far-reaching impact.
Join us for a night of celebration and giving that empowers your Zoo to be a leader in conservation, driving us forward on behalf of wildlife and wild places right here in Rochester, throughout our region, nationally, and around the globe.

Support our Biggest Fundraiser of the Year!



$175 Early Bird through April 30
through May 29


 June 1, 2023
5:30 – 9:30 pm


Seneca Park Zoo
2222 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621

Event Details

Step into Zoobilation ready to stroll the Zoo in bold cocktail attire as you connect with programs and people creating change. Grab a drink and meet an animal ambassador as you sip and savor your way through the Tasting Trail featuring local beverages, sustainably produced spirits and wine, and small bites from local restaurants. Experience animal encounters and live music as you bid on amazing silent auction items. Take a seat next to animal habitats and enjoy a delicious dinner and open bar among friends old and new. Remember, Zoobilation is only for guests 21+. 

Schedule for the Evening 

5:30p – Welcome and registration 

5:45p – 7:30p – Tasting Trail 

6:30p – Dinner next to animal habitats 

7:30p – 8:30p – Evening Program begins with coffee and dessert 

8:30p – Live Auction hosted by hosted by Nikki Rudd and Joe Lomonaco.  

Sponsorship Opportunities

Take your support further by becoming a sponsor! Zoobilation remains our largest single-day fundraiser, raising funds to support a variety of on-site and international programming such as ZooCamp, Urban Ecologists, and our reforestation efforts in Madagascar.

Donate to the Auction

We are currently accepting donations for Zoobilation 2024! It is through the generosity of our community that our silent and live auctions remain important mainstays of our fundraising efforts.

We accept a wide range of donations including items, gift baskets, gift certificates, tickets and memberships, and experiences or activities.

Donate to the Zoobilation auctions by completing the form below.

Silent Auction begins online Friday, May 24th and closes June 1st.

Tasting Trail Partners


Heroes Brewing

Genesee Brewery

Blue Barn Cidery

OSB Ciderworks

Taste of the Bahamas Catering

Farmhouse Table Catering

Ten to One Rum

PM Spirits

Empire Merchants

Tito’s Vodka


Montezuma Winery

Cut-It-Out! Cookies 

Thank you to our fabulous tasting partners for supporting our strolling cocktail hour!

To Learn more about Zoobilation, contact Special Events Manager Angela Giuseppetti at [email protected] or 585.295.7388.

Photos of 2023's Gala!

We had so much fun and so grateful for all the support of our community.
Here are a few shots of the night’s fun – make sure to join us in 2024!

Thank you to all our amazing sponsors!

Dinner Sponsors

Tasting Trail Sponsor

Evening Program Sponsor

Live Auction Sponsor

Dream Big Sponsor

Silent Auction Sponsor

Registration Sponsor

Premium Table Sponsor

Premium Table Sponsor

Leonard & Lorraine Bayer

Premium Table Sponsor

Leonard & Lorraine Bayer

Premium Table Sponsor

Zoobilation Support Sponsor

Zoobilation Support Sponsor

Zoobilation Support Sponsor

Zoobilation Support Sponsor

Empire Merchants North

Bar Sponsor

Bar Sponsor

Bar Sponsor

Bar Sponsor

Christine Klos & Don White

Live Music Sponsor

Custom Cocktail Sponsor

Table Sponsors

Christine Klos & Don White


B&L Wholesale Supply


Barbara Kelley & Tom Riley

Rock Environmental

Angels in your Home

Stay Updated

Keep in touch with your friends at Seneca Park Zoo on this event and more! There’s always something happening at the Zoo.