Eat, drink, and be wild – for a good cause!

WALTZ on the Wild Side is the Tulsa Zoo’s largest fundraising event and the WILDest party in town! All proceeds benefit the Building Beyond Your Wildest Dreams capital campaign which supports the zoo’s 20-year master plan created to build a bigger, better Tulsa Zoo. For more information, visit www.buildingbeyond.org


Friday, June 21th from 7 pm till midnight at the Tulsa Zoo
7pm- gates open
7pm-9pm- restaurant hours
9pm-midnight- Live music with Professor D


Are tickets available?

Yes! Purchase here.

Your ticket will grant you entry to an evening of entertainment, dining, drinks, and cocktails at the zoo.
General Admission: $200
Tulsa Zoo Friend Members: $175
VIP Tickets: $350 (limit 75)


What do I wear?

We invite you to don a mask and carnival-themed attire and Let the Good Times Roar at our black-tie-optional party.  Comfortable shoes are recommended. Men typically wear anything from khaki shorts and a nice shirt to a suit- want to wear that tuxedo jacket with shorts? Go for it! Women wear cocktail dresses or sundresses- animal themed accessories are always welcome!


What about the weather?

Wine and dine, rain or shine! We do our best to keep guests cool and dry, but please dress prepared for the summer’s heat.


Are the food and drinks included?

Absolutely!  If you’re feeling tipsy, our volunteer bartenders accept donations which directly benefit the zoo!


Is the event all ages?

No, guests must be 21 or over to attend.


Can I ride the train?

Yes! The train will run at the end of the night to return guests to the front of the zoo.


I forgot to buy a ticket, can I purchase one at the door?

No, tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available online, over the phone or in the front admissions office. Tickets purchased before June 14 will be mailed. Any tickets purchased on or after this date will be available at will-call (located at the bottom of the main entry bridge) the night of the event. Tickets purchased the day of the event must be done via phone before 5pm. Tickets are non-refundable.


Is my ticket tax-deductible?

Yes! A portion of every ticket is tax deductible. You will receive a tax letter with your purchase.


What are the VIP areas?

There are two VIP areas available to Supporting Level sponsors and above. Both areas are air-conditioned and include premium cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Wristbands required for entry.


What does Waltz on the Wild Side benefit?

All proceeds benefit our Building Beyond Your Wildest Dreams capital campaign. Learn more at www.buildingbeyond.org.


I have more questions about the event, who should I contact?

Feel free to give us a call at 918-669-6601 for more information!