ExZOOberation Sippin' Safari

ExZOOberation is a casual, adult evening fundraiser to benefit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Celebrating its 24th year, ExZOOberation is one of Jacksonville’s premier events. This year’s event has been completely revamped and has promise to be the new talk of the town.

This free-flowing event will encourage guests to sip on craft spirits, wines and specialty cocktails, taste delicacies from some of Jacksonville’s most desired restaurants and the Zoo’s very own Catering in the Wild, explore Savanna Blooms gardens, see animals in the new African Forest and the award-winning Range of the Jaguar habitats, listen to live music, bid on unique silent auction items, and enjoy a Sippin’ Safari.

All funds raised from the event will benefit the care and feeding of the animals, botanical gardens, educational programs, and conservation initiatives. Join us on Saturday, April 6, 2019 for the Zoo’s first Sippin’ Safari. Your support is vital to the success of the event and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.


Explorer (35 and under) - $140
Adventurer - $165
Expedition (reserved table for 8) - $2,000

Sponsorship Information


Carve Vodka
Cooper's Hawk
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
The Hyppo
Manifest Distilling
Mini Bar Donuts + Coffee
Republic National Distributing
San Sebastian Winery
The Volstead
White Oak Conservation Foundation


Junco Royals
Let's Ride Brass Band
The Paul Lundgren Band


Adelie Technik
bestbet Jacksonville
Citadel Life & Health Insurance Company
Coker Law
Community First Credit Union
Hartley Press
Perry-McCall Construction
Publix Supermarket Charities
Sight & Sound Productions
Timucuan Asset Management
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Advisors