Celebration for the Critters 2005

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Soar with the condor and discover the magic of Mexico at the 25th annual Celebration for the Critters, San Diego’s largest food and beverage tasting event. This fabulous fiesta benefits the Zoological Society of San Diego’s department of Conservation and Research for Endangered Species (CRES) . Come for the food, stay for the fun and help make a difference for animals and habitats around the world!

Heat up the dance floor to the music of Makai in the Zoofari party area.

Up your party energy quotient and get your feet moving to the Latin beat with the Jose Serrano band at Sydney’s.

  • Spend your coins in the opportunity drawing for a chance to win a photo caravan, a $500 Nordstrom shopping spree and other wonderful prizes.
  • Fall under the spell of our Zoo animal amigos, large and small.
  • Stop by the Celebration cantina and purchase a special Celebration cocktail - take home the souvenir glass!
  • Cruise by the CRES casitas and meet the CRES researchers who are working to save the critters. Find out how CRES is making a difference in the conservation of animals and habitats locally and around the world.
  • Bid on bargains galore at the Silent Auction, including behind-the-scenes Zoo tours, a special CRES Experience, wines, cruises, travel and more!
  • Indulge in unique Celebration diversions and excursions - aerial tram rides, wildlife sightings, faux tattoos, and fortune tellers.
  • For even more party fun, VIP tickets start at $150 and include early entry party, free aerial tram rides, auction preview and more!


Four easy ways to capture these endangered tickets :

  • Pounce on the telephone and call (619) 231-1515, ext. 4199, for tickets.
  • Print the online RSVP (PDF file) and fax your reservation to (619) 231-3954, or mail the completed form to: Celebration for the Critters, PO Box 120271, San Diego, CA 92112-0271 .
  • Stop by the Zoo’s membership booth on the front plaza.

NEW! Ticket orders received before September 9 th include a Bazaar Bucks card good for savings on Celebration merchandise.

Questions about the event? Check our list of Frequently Asked Questions, or click here to browse through our photo album of past events.

Guests must be 21 or older to attend.
Zoo membership is not required.
Infants, children and strollers are not permitted.

Attire is cocktail casual.