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!



Join as we celebrate Jazzoo 2020! Be a part of the wildest fundraiser in Kansas City where party animals from across the metro will join one another to enjoy unlimited food, drinks, and entertainment while raising money for our hometown Zoo. Jazzoo helps provide food for more than 1,700 animals and supports our Zoo Learning Fund.

DATE Jazzoo is being moved to Friday, August 28, 2020
TIME 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Patrons’ Preview
7:30 pm to Midnight – General Admission
PLACE The Kansas City Zoo, located in Swope Park near Starlight Theatre.
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PARKING Valet parking will be provided for guests presenting a VIP parking pass. Limousines are directed to guest drop-off, pickup and parking areas.

Tickets purchased will continue to be honored for the new date of Friday, August 28. Ticketholders for June 5th event will be receiving an email regarding the postponement and those who are not able to make the new date should contact the Zoo.

Individual tickets for Jazzoo 2020 are $175 ($150 thru February 14, 2020). Rain or shine. No refunds. Must be at least 21 years of age.

ATTIRE Creative black tie. No jeans, please.
Every guest is provided with a food and drink tray portraying a map of Jazzoo.


Jazzoo 2020 features these highlights:


  • Special Jazzoo cocktails served at designated specialty bars
  • Local and regional entertainment on five different stages
  • Over 70 restaurants serving delicious bites
  • Free train rides during Jazzoo. If you wish to ride the train, you must be in line prior to 8:30 p.m.
  • Free carousel rides during Jazzoo. If you wish to ride the carousel, you must be in line prior to 10:30 p.m.
RESTAURANTS The area’s finest restaurants keep everyone full with complimentary delectables.
BEVERAGES Complimentary nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be served at 10 full and specialty bars. All guests must be over 21 years of age with a valid photo ID.
ENTERTAINMENT Guests can enjoy music throughout the event or stop and dance under the stars to our fabulous live music.