2018 Gala: Please Join Us!

You're invited!

The 2018 Wildlife Center Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, November 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The evening's activities will include: 

  • A cocktail and hors d'oeuvre reception, hosted by some of the Center's education animals. It's a great "up-close" opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the Center's staff and famous wildlife ambassadors.

  • A Silent Auction, featuring wonderful and unique items, from inexpensive delights to breathtaking jewelry and original art. Items will include luxury "night-on-the-town" and travel packages ... the works of talented artisans and crafters ... and gifts for kids and kids-at-heart.

  • A Live Auction featuring great travel packages, jewelry, artwork ... and more!

The evening is black tie optional. 

For information about the 2018 Gala, please contact Kristen Sluiter at gala@wildlifecenter.org.


  • A limited number of rooms for both Friday and Saturday nights are available at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel at a reduced rate of $179/night. Please contact the hotel at 540.885.4848 by October 1, 2018, and reference our event for reservations.

Photos from 2017 Gala by Mina Von Feilitzsch Photography:

2017 Wildlife Center Gala & Benefit