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Safari Under the Stars

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Presented by

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 | 6 – 11 pm

Help us celebrate the Zoo at Safari Under the Stars, one of the county’s most anticipated events. Featuring sumptuous food and drink, world-class entertainment and a thrilling live auction, this fundraiser is one to remember!

Participation opportunities for this gala are now available here. If you are interested in supporting this year’s event, please contact corporate relations manager Christopher Stagman at or 321-254-9453, ext. 485.



Jean-Michel Cousteau

© Tom Ordway, Ocean Futures Society

Jean-Michel Cousteau is a famed French explorer and environmentalist, and the founder of the Ocean Futures Society. Like his father Jacques before him, Jean-Michel has dedicated his life to educating the world about our “water planet” and inspiring action for its protection.

He has produced more than 80 films, which have earned him Emmy, Peabody and CableACE awards. His 2006 documentary Voyage to Kure is credited with inspiring President George W. Bush to establish the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii.

In addition to attending the Saturday night gala, Jean-Michel will host a public presentation earlier in the day. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.




Can’t make it to the big event? Purchase a grand raffle ticket for your chance to win a one-of-a-kind getaway to the charming Danish island of Lolland, situated just one hour south of Copenhagen in the Baltic Sea. This trip includes three nights of luxurious accommodations in your choice between the historic Bandholm hotel or a “glamping” cabin; a private, hosted tour of Knuth Castle and Gardens; a behind-the-scenes experience at Knuthenborg Safaripark; and $2,000 cash for airfare or other travel expenses.


  • Celebrity Dinner Host Corporate Partner

    Holiday Builders
  • Technology Solutions Corporate Partner

  • Saturday Community Engagement Corporate Partner

    Health First Health Plans
  • Re-Imagining the Future Fast Forward Corporate Partner

  • Safari Eve VIP Reception Corporate Partner

    Twin Rivers Insurance, Inc.
  • Premier Red Carpet Corporate Partner

    WhiteBird Attorneys at Law
  • Safari After Dark Corporate Partner

    Daniel and Mary Ann Sperando
  • Auction Navigation & Mobile Bidding Corporate Partner

    Boys Electrical Contractors
  • Give From the Heart Showcase Corporate Partner

  • Late Night Delights Manatee Mentor Corporate Partner

    Don & Susan Morse
  • Children Are Our Future/ Symposium Corporate Partner

    Southeast Petro
  • Earth Space Exploration Corporate Partner

    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Space Coast Lender for Dreaming Big Corporate Partner

    Shelter Mortgage Company
  • Coral Reef Corporate Partner

    Disney Cruise Line
  • Lagoon Corporate Partner

    Dr. Nani Golden
  • Building a Better Brevard Corporate Partner

  • Safari Chill Corporate Partner

    Stifel Garvin Peterson Wealth Management Group
  • Gala Dinner Corporate Partner

    Sky Advertising
  • Street of Dreams Silent Auction Zooporter

    Brewer Paving and Development LLC
  • Premier Luxury Car Zooporter

    Island Jaguar and Land Rover Merritt Island
  • Lover of All Creatures Zooporter

    Barbara Wall Group
  • Clean Energy Central Plaza Reception Zooporter

    Florida City Gas
  • Live Auction Zooporter

    Certified General Contractors
  • Safari Spirit Zooporter

    Construction Engineering Group
  • Oyster Reef Zooporter

    MH Williams Construction Group
  • Restore our Shores Shuck and Share Zooporter

    Champion Home Health Care
  • Safari Sunrise Zooporter

    Lew & Heather Schwartz