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Enjoy a “DINO Nite” at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
April 07, 2011 - Jacksonville, Fl -
Mark your calendars for “ExZOOberus Dinosaurus”: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ 16th annual ExZOOberation! The title sponsor, for the third year in a row, is Bubba Burger, will take place at the Zoo on Saturday, April 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The casual adult gala has become one of Jacksonville’s premier events with over $2.5 million raised for the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals, as well as its educational programs and conservation initiatives.
The “Dino Nite” will feature after dark tours of DinoAlive—the Zoo’s newest exhibit that has taken the City of Jacksonville by storm. Guests will feel like they’ve been transported back in time to the Jurasic Age as they tour the spooky, winding, woodsy trail amidst the 18 animatronic dinosaurs that look, roar and move just like the real prehistoric predators. They will also enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, animal encounters, a silent auction and a live auction including exclusive Animal Adoption Packages with naming rights for the animals. Catering in the Wild, the Zoo’s renowned catering team, is preparing a unique, exotic and delicious dinner buffet. There will also be dancing under the stars to the fabulous Faze Band.
Tickets begin at $175 and can be purchased by visiting our website at jacksonvillezoo.org or by calling the Development Department at 904-757-4463, ext. 196Reserved tables of eight are also available.
For more than 96 years, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has been dedicated to inspiring discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experience in a caring environment. Since its beginning in 1914, with an animal collection that consisted of only one red deer fawn, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has become one of the top zoos in the nation. It now features more than 1,800 rare and exotic animals and over 1,000 unique plant species. Preservation of sustainable biodiversity is a key mission of the Zoo. The Zoo is a non-profit organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is open year-round, seven-days-a-week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located on Jacksonville’s north side at 370 Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east from I-95. For more information, go to jacksonvillezoo.org.