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WALTZ on the Wild Side Toward a Whole New Zoo

WALTZ on the Wild Side Toward a Whole New Zoo
Friday, June 16 from 7 p.m. till midnight

TULSA, Okla. (April 27, 2017) – Vibrant shades of teal, orange and gold will welcome guests to the 27th annual WALTZ on the Wild Side on Friday, June 16th from 7 p.m. to midnight. Guests will mingle amongst Malayan tigers, snow leopards and binturongs while sampling treats from more than 40 of Tulsa’s finest restaurants. As the sun begins to set, guests will make their way to the Mary K. Chapman event lodge where the party continues with live music from Professor D.

Standing for “We All Love the Tulsa Zoo,” WALTZ on the Wild Side benefits the zoo’s capital campaign, Building Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, which launched in 2012 to support the zoo’s 20-year master plan. In 2016, WALTZ raised more than $220,000 to build a bigger, better zoo, including the Lost Kingdom exhibit complex opening in June.   This year, WALTZ guests will experience this event like never before, enjoying the restaurant hour inside the zoo’s newest $21 million Lost Kingdom exhibit complex. For the past 27 years, WALTZ has generated millions of dollars for many exhibits zoo guests know and love, including the, Helmerich Sea Lion Cove, the Mary K. Chapman Rhino Reserve and the Lost Kingdom exhibit complex.

WALTZ on the Wild Side is a 21-and-up event. Individual tickets for WALTZ are $175 for Tulsa Zoo Friends members and $200 for not-yet-members. For the first time, VIP tickets are available for individuals, offering exclusive access to VIP air-conditioned areas with premium cocktails for $350. Sponsorships are also available, starting at $3,000.   Sponsors who sign up before May 26 will also be invited to the WALTZ patron party, which will provide an exclusive preview to the Lost Kingdom exhibit complex scheduled to open in June.  Visit or call (918) 669-6614 for more information.

WALTZ 2017 would not be possible without our generous sponsors:

Major Sponsors are: Cemrock Landscape Inc., Hardesty Family Foundation, John Steele Zink Foundation, Nabholz, and Senior Star.

Supporting Sponsors are: Anderson Hutchison Family, Arrow Construction Resources, Helmerich & Payne, Inc., Osage Casino, Lynn & Barbara Owens, Radiology Consultants of Tulsa, and Hannah & Joe Robson.

Associate Sponsors are: Bailey Family, Billings Family, Bank of Oklahoma, Capital Advisors, The Dyer Family, GableGotwals, Nadel & Gussman Energy, LLC., Oklahoma Chiller, The Oxley Foundation, Rupe Helmer Group, and Andrew & Holly Ryan.

The Tulsa Zoo would like to thank the WALTZ on the Wild Side 2017 committee, including chairs, Whitney & Jon Stauffer.

Please note: The Zoo will be closed to the public on Friday, June 16, due to WALTZ on the Wild Side setup.