The Creature Conservancy

Upcoming Events

In addition to the numerous presentations we give for schools, clubs, private and corporate groups, The Creature Conservancy schedules several events each year that are open to the public. Below is a list of the upcoming opportunities to meet, learn about, and sometimes touch cool creatures from around the world.

Many of these events are held in the Special Events building at The Creature Conservancy while others take place at locations around the community - and the country!


The Creature Conservancy

4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

tel: 734-929-9324


Close Encounters

Our Annual Benefit!

Featuring our own amazing creatures...

PLUS animals visiting from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium!


Close Encounters

Presented by: ______________ with:

The Creature Conservancy logo Columbus Zoo logo

Friday, September 23, 2016

6:30pm - 9:30pm

An exclusive event for adults aged 21 and over.

Enjoy dinner, drinks, dessert, and a fascinating 1.5 hour presentation of exotic animals from The Creature Conservancy and from the Columbus Zoo!

Silent auction and door prizes

Mix and mingle / animal viewing: 6:30pm

Buffet dinner, wine/beer: 7:15pm

Animal presentations: 8:00pm

Limited seating - advanced tickets only.

Tickets: $150/person


Some highlights from previous years:

cheetah palm civet penguin lynx tamandua

As the time nears, we will give you an update of the expected visitors from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium - you can expect a cheetah for starters!

Your attendance at this event will help us create new animal habitats, open more of our facilities to the public and further our mission of Conservation through Education.

Thank you for your support.

Support The Creature ConservancyIf you can't attend but would like to show your support, please consider a donation. We thank you very much!


When checking the feature animal for a given month's weekend Creature Encounters!, please be aware that featured animal changes are occasionally necessary. In the event that a change has been made, we will update this events calendar as soon as possible!


Recent Events

enjoy photos of many of our annual events (below)... click to enlarge