The Friends of the Zoo Board of Directors has been carefully considering the options for Jazzoo 2020, which we had rescheduled to August 28. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the board has determined that we must cancel Jazzoo this year to protect the health and safety of our guests, employees, and community. 

Should you choose to donate your ticket purchase, no additional action is required, and we will send you a receipt. If you would like to request a refund, however, we understand. To do so, please click the link below and provide the information that we will need to process your request.


Mark your calendars now for Friday, June 4, 2021, and thank you again for your support of the Kansas City Zoo!



Friday, June 3 is Jazzoo, Kansas City Zoo’s largest fundraiser. The Jazzoo silent auction is open for business and you don’t even have to be a Jazzoo guest to bid! Simply follow this link and register your phone to begin bidding. Bidding is open until 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Check out the items online or view them in person during the event in Helzberg Penguin Plaza.

Breakfast With The Chimps

Cocktails With Picasso

Dinner With The Director

Good Morning Australia

Holiday Cards With The Penguins

Hungry Hungry Hippo!

Sea Lion Kisses

VIP Children’s Birthday Party At The Zoo