Minnesota Zoo Media Contact

If you are a member of the press, please contact:Kelly Lessard
Public Relations
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952.431.9217 direct
952.431.9300 fax
kelly.lessard@state.mn.us

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Mill City Nights – Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MINN – April 29, 2014 – AZUL, the Minnesota Zoo’s young professionals organization, is hosting its third annual Wild Night gala in support of the Minnesota Zoo on May 10, 2014 at Mill City Nights in downtown Minneapolis.  This is a 21+ event.

Wild Night includes a visit from Zoomobile animals and a silent auction, featuring unique items, such as one-of-a-kind Zoo experiences, animal art, theater and sports tickets, dining gift certificates, and more.  Stephanie March, local foodie and senior editor at Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, will host this year’s Wild Night which also includes signature cocktails, games, a raffle, dancing and music from DJ Koeltrain, and catering from CRAVE Restaurants.

Proceeds from the event support the Tiger Conservation Campaign and conservation and education initiatives at the Minnesota Zoo.

“Wild Night is a chance for young professionals to show their support for the community and have a great time doing it,” says Ellie Bayrd, AZUL’s events and marketing chair and co-chair of the Wild Night Host Committee.

Pedicabs will be available at midnight to take guests to their next destinations.  Rooms are also on hold at the Graves 601 Hotel for attendees.  More information on transportation and hotel can be found at mnzoo.org/events/Wild-Night.

Individual tickets for Wild Night start at $55 ($75 VIP). Corporate ticket packages and sponsorships also are available starting at $750. To reserve your tickets, or for more information, visit mnzoo.org/AZUL or call Amy Olsen at 952.431.9476

AZUL is a dynamic community of young individuals and families who connect through conservation, education, and social events in support of the Minnesota Zoo. Together, they’re saving wild animals and wild places. To learn more about AZUL, visit mnzoo.org/AZUL or email AZULinfo@mnzoo.org.
The Minnesota Zoo is located in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. Open year round, the Zoo is one of the State’s premier cultural attractions serving 1.3 million visitors annually. With a mission to connect people, animals and the natural world, the Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). Learn more at mnzoo.org or by calling 952.431.9500.