Tails of the Treetops

July 14, 2023



Please join us on the second Friday in July for the 47th annual Jungle Party, Seattle’s wildest summer party, in celebration of the colorful animals who swing, soar and spring among the treetops! Your generosity makes possible our work caring for animals, saving species and inspiring people.

Jungle Party 2023

Tails of the Treetops
Friday, July 14, 2023
4:30 p.m.
Woodland Park Zoo’s North Meadow

Event Co-Chairs

Sue Borgman, Ambika Singh, Sandy Stelling, and Jill Walker






What can you expect at this year's Jungle Party?

  • Up-close animal encounters and animal keeper-led tours
  • Appetizers prepared by your favorite local chefs and restaurateurs
  • A wild selection of summer beverages, including a specialty cocktail and mocktail
  • A four-course seated dinner featuring seasonal local fare
  • Bidding on exciting auction items, including exclusive zoo experiences only offered at Jungle Party
  • And more!

Specialty Chefs

  • Sara Harvey, Alderbrook Resort and Spa
  • Samantha Thompson, Ethan Stowell Restaurants
  • Jason Wilson, Lakehouse
  • Victor Steinbrueck, Local Tide
  • Stuart Lane, Spinasse
  • Lisa Dupar, Lisa Dupar Catering

*List of chefs subject to change.

Ticket Types





Also includes VIP animal tours, preferred seating in the live auction and dinner, and a magnum wine at your table.



Join the reception only (4:30 to 7:00 p.m.). This level does not include the live auction and dinner.

Ticket quantities are limited. Register today!



Online bidding for the Jungle Party auction will open on Wednesday, July 12, at 8 a.m. and close at the event at 7 p.m. on July 14.
The silent auction and super silent auction will be offered online for all who wish to participate.


Donate an Auction Item


Frequently Asked Questions


What should I wear to Jungle Party?

This is not a black-tie event! The dress is casual, so you can enjoy Seattle’s warm, summer sun! Guests are encouraged to dress in the spirit of each year’s Jungle Party theme. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, too, as the party is mainly held on our grassy meadow and you will be walking on zoo grounds.

Should I make reservations?

Yes, reservations are required for Jungle Party. To buy tickets and make reservations, please register online.

Can I bring my child?

No, Jungle Party is a 21+ event.

The event is sold out of tickets; is there a way that I can still participate?

If you are interested in being added to a waitlist for in-person tickets, in the event that any become available, please email our office at Jungle.Party@zoo.org.

How can I reserve transportation during the event for a special needs guest?

We have transportation such as wheelchairs, electric carts, and security escort available for any guest that needs special accommodations. Please contact Jungle.Party@zoo.org to reserve specific transportation in advance.

Who should I notify regarding my food allergies?

We are happy to provide a gourmet meal to those with special food allergies, intolerances, or preferences. In order to properly meet your needs throughout the evening, please be sure to contact Jungle.Party@zoo.org in advance regarding any food allergies.

How can I support Jungle Party if I’m unable to attend?

There are plenty of ways one can support Jungle Party. You can donate an auction item for our silent and live auctions, bid on auction items, or make a cash contribution. Go to https://www.zoo.org/jungleparty/donate to make a donation! Don’t forget your employer may even be able to match your contribution.



Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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