Zoo Pride @ Brookfield Zoo June 25th
The Chicago Zoological Society is committed to diversity and values the benefits and advantages of a diverse workforce. One of its core values is Diversity, valuing differences and the respectful involvement of all people, employing and leveraging the gifts, talents, and experience from each person’s culture, perspective, and background to create value for the organization and help make it even more successful.
Now they are stepping forward to launch an officially sanctioned Celebration of LGBTQ Pride at the Zoo! There will be LGBTQ Day & Night events! This is only the 2nd Zoo in the country to celebrate Pride in a big way!
DAYTIME EVENT INFORMATION
During the day from 10am-5pm, the Zoo will be open to the public but with an Officially sanctioned PRIDE Day at the Zoo. Rainbow flags will be flying and there will be entertainment and a presentation in the afternoon! $15 advance tickets.
During the day, there will be will a LGBTQ vendor expo with gay and gay-friendly businesses showcasing their business and/or products. There will also be a program with speakers and entertainment.
NIGHTTIME EVENT INFORMATION
Then From 7-10 p.m., a very special evening cocktail party will take place in the Pavilions area. 21+ over.
TALK TO THE ANIMALS!
A portion of the zoo will be open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., including camels, zebras, addax, giraffes, African painted dogs, bison, lions, tigers, (no bears unless you bring one), leopards, and dolphins.
Curators and docents will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the exhibits.
Most of the excitement will happen in the Pavilions area! We’ll be able to sip cocktails (open bar) and enjoy delicious outdoor fare food and sweets.
Here, we will Lounge with the Animals and Talk to the Animals! Curators create a very special experience, by bringing out numerous animals for us to have an up close and personal meet and greet, and learn more about them.
Lounge music will set the tone as the Dj’s of Scarlet Bar Chicago
There will also be a silent auction with cool animal items from artists and local businesses.
Tickets are $60 includes drinks, food and a phenomenal experience.
Limited Number of VIP Tickets $100 – you will get a personalized PRIVATE VIP TOUR of The Living Coast, where you can get up close and touch PENGUINS! The leader penguins love to come out and mingle with small groups and show off. How cool is that? A professional photographer will be on hand to capture your experience.
All the details at ZooPrideChicago.com