Australia – It’s a party down under!
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Join us on Saturday, April 29, 2017 for the Minnesota Zoo’s 29th annual Beastly Ball – a dazzling, one-of-a-kind celebration of the culture and wildlife of Australia!

This summer, the Zoo will have the opportunity to connect to our natural world in an amazing new way when the land down under comes up north with an exciting, immersive special exhibit:  Kangaroo Crossing.

Come down under for one amazing night and experience the Australian outback for yourself.  Enjoy delicious food from “the barbie”, bid on enticing auction packages, and have an animal encounter of your very own with our enchanting Zoomobile animals.

The Beastly Ball is a party with a purpose where guests mix and mingle with Zoo animals; enjoy fabulous entertainment, a gourmet dinner, and unique live and silent auction items – all to raise funds to support the Zoo’s mission to connect people, animals and the natural world – to save wildlife.


Purchase tickets online here!

Can’t make it but still want to support?  Donate online.

Ticket Levels (individually priced):

Contact Doug at 952.431.9310 or douglas.tiede@mnzoo.org with any questions or to purchase your tickets by phone.

Event Details:

Party:  5:30 p.m.
Begin your evening with a complimentary signature cocktail.
Bid on exceptional silent auction items and get close to live Zoomobile animals.

Live Auction:  7:00 p.m.
Join us for an entertaining live program and bid on amazing, unique-to-the-Zoo experiences and fabulous packages.

Dinner:  8:30 p.m.
Head to Call of the Wild, the Tropics Trail, or the Medtronic Minnesota Trail to enjoy an Australian-inspired dinner.

Entertainment & Dancing
Following dinner enjoy dessert and a cocktail, music, and dancing.

Online Auction
Check back in April for more information about our online auction.

Interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor? Click here