Every other year, one thousand community philanthropists flock to the Zoo to enjoy incredible animal encounters, live entertainment, delectable dining, and more – all with the Zoo’s lush grounds as the backdrop. A significant fundraiser for the Zoo, the biennial Gala is a highly anticipated hallmark of the region’s social calendar. The return of the Gala on Friday, June 8, 2018 marks a milestone in the Zoo’s 120-year history as we celebrate the Zoo's role as a global leader in conservation and highlights the critical role of zoos in wildlife preservation. We invite you to party for a purpose on a wonderfully wild Excursion to the Exotic. Presented by UPMC Health Plan.
The "Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's Gala: Excursion to the Exotic" is produced by Creative Director Martin Potoczny, Founder and CEO of LUXE Creative, a Pittsburgh-based design agency working in the worlds of live music, the arts, large scale events, fashion and interiors.