FAQs

What is WALTZ?

Standing for We All Love Tulsa Zoo, WALTZ on the Wild Side presented by Hardesty Family Foundation is the zoo’s largest fundraising event. Guests will eat, drink, get up-close animal encounters and dance the night away. Still curious? See the vibe in a video from our 2021 event.

 

 

When is WALTZ?

Friday, September 16, 2022
6pm-11 p.m.

 

Are tickets available?

Purchase Tickets

What is included with my ticket?

General Admission $200 // $175 Members

6-8 p.m.
MEET AMBASSADOR ANIMALS
SIP COCKTAILS, WINE, BEER, SODA
TASTE LOCAL DINING FAVORITES

8-11 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC & DANCING
SIP COCKTAILS, WINE, BEER, SODA
LATE-NIGHT SNACKS

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VIP $350 (limited quantity of 75 tickets)
GENERAL ADMISSION PERKS PLUS

ACCESS TO VIP-EXCLUSIVE LOUNGES STOCKED WITH TOP SHELF FAVORITES

6-8 p.m.
RAJAN’S RETREAT IN LOST KINGDOM WITH SPECIALTY ENTERTAINMENT

6-11 p.m.
LION’S DEN IN H.A. CHAPMAN EVENT LODGE NEAR LIVE MUSIC AND DANCE FLOOR

 

 

What do I wear?

At our 31st annual 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!

 

 

Will you be handing out complimentary flip flops?

No. Did you know that flip flops are one of the biggest threats to penguins and all ocean life? In an effort to support ocean conservation, we have eliminated this giveaway at our event.

 

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 this outdoor event.

 

 

Are the food and drinks included?

Absolutely!

 

 

Is the event all ages?

No, guests must be 21 or over to attend.

 

 

Can I ride the train?

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

 

 

Will I see any animals?

Yes! As you walk into Lost Kingdom meet, greet and learn about animals up close from our docents. Lost Kingdom is open for you to explore during the restaurant hours.

 

 

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

To provide the best event experience tickets must be purchased in advance.

 

 

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 lounges available to VIP ticket attendees. Chic seating, exclusive photo booth, upgraded cocktails, champagne, live music. Supporting, Major and Presenting Sponsors receive VIP tickets as part of their sponsorship package. Wristbands (mailed with tickets) are required for entry.

 

 

How do I become a sponsor?

We offer a wide variety of sponsor levels (details here) that come with a variety of VIP perks, available for purchase through our Donor Relations Manager directly. Jenna Friend, at 918-669-6614.

 

 

What does Waltz on the Wild Side presented by Hardesty Family Foundation benefit?

Your support of WALTZ helps us achieve our mission of Connecting, Caring, Advocating for Wildlife, People, and Wild Places.

 

 

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

Feel free to give us a call at 918-669-6601 or email events@tulsazoo.org.