What is WALTZ?

Standing for We All Love Tulsa Zoo, WALTZ World Tour presented by Hardesty Family Foundation and COUNTRY Financial is a new interpretation of the zoo’s traditional fundraiser WALTZ on the Wild Side. Every ticket is a first-class experience as guests roam through the zoo on a culinary adventure around the world, celebrating four of the regions our animals call home:

Africa. Australia. Europe. South America.

When is WALTZ?

Friday, September 13, 2024
7 p.m. -10:30 p.m.

Are tickets available?

Yes! You can buy tickets by clicking this link.

What do I wear?

Pack your finest travel clothes for this roaming adventure around the world.

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, but please make sure you drink responsibly.

Is the event for all ages?

No, guests must be 21 or over to attend.

Can I ride the train?

Of course! The train will run throughout the event.

Will I see any animals?

Yes! During this roaming event, most of the zoo will be open and accessible to see the animals and visit with their keepers.

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 Sponsor Areas?

There are two lounges available to select sponsors only and reserved sponsor tables with seating at each destination. Chic seating, upgraded cocktails, champagne, live music. Wristbands provided at event check-in. Invitation to WALTZ World Tour Welcome Party, which includes early entry to globe sponsor area for select sponsorship levels.

How do I become a sponsor?

We offer a wide variety of sponsor levels (details here) that come with a variety of sponsorship perks, available for purchase through emailing [email protected].

What does WALTZ World Tour presented by Hardesty Family Foundation and Country Financial benefit?

Your support of WALTZ benefits William S. Smith African Wilds.

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

Feel free to give us a call at 918-669-6623 or email [email protected].