embark on a culinary safari

Immerse yourself in an evening of adventure at the Phoenix Zoo’s brand new globe-trotting gala, Zoobilation, presented by Valley Toyota DealersTraverse Zoo trails on foot, or hop on the Safari Cruiser as it leads you to experience unique performances, and savor delicious cuisine from around the world.

As a fundraising event, 100% of Zoobilation reservations go toward the Phoenix Zoo’s mission of advancing the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.

Event Details


Saturday, March 16, 2024


Phoenix Zoo


7 – 10 p.m. (6 p.m. for First-Class Travelers)

Must be 21+ (valid ID required)

Please Note: Daytime rules prohibiting smoking and vaping apply at our nighttime events as well. To ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone, please be aware of our prohibited items and frequently asked questions.

✈️ First-Class Traveler ✈️


🗺️ World Traveler 🗺️


Includes all World Traveler benefits plus the following:

  • Early entrance with appetizers & hosted cocktail hour
  • Mark Cordes Comedy Show at Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater
  • 2 additional hosted beverages
  • Access to Animal Presentation at Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater
  • Access to all food and beverage
  • Live entertainment
  • 2 hosted beverages

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Support the Phoenix Zoo and you could win a brand new 2024 Toyota 4Runner!

$100 per entry

Raffle limited to to 2,000 entries

Raffle closes March 16, 2024 at 9 p.m.

the win a wild ride raffle is now closed

What are people saying about Mark Cordes?

“Your show is hilarious!  I never stopped laughing”. – Robin Williams

“I want to steal all your material.  You were great!”. –  Al Michaels – ABC Sports

“Having been in the business of presenting comedy for more than 35 years, owning a comedy club in San Francisco and working with many of the all-time greats (including at one time managing Dana Carvey), Mark Cordes is one of today’s great comedians.  His material is smart, clean, connects with virtually everyone and is a total pro on and off the stage.  We love him.” –  Bob Ayres, CEO: Comedic Ventures

“Never misses a beat.  Impeccable timing, charm, and innovative, intelligent material”. – Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Terrifically funny and clean”. – Indianapolis Herald

Become a Sponsor

Zoobilation offers fantastic hosting, sponsorship and underwriting opportunities!

For more information, contact Christine Boisen at:

cboisen@phoenixzoo.org or 602.286.3833.


Thank you to our sponsors!

Swire Coca Cola Logo
Gammage and Burnham Attorney at Laws Logo
SRP Delivering Water and Power logo
Phoenix Zoo Auxiliary