2017 Gala: Please Join Us!

You're invited!

The 2017 Wildlife Center Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, November 4, 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. 

To reserve your tickets online, please fill out this form. 

For information about the 2017 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 and reference our event for reservations.

Photos from 2016 Gala by Mina Von Feilitzsch Photography:

Annual Benefit & Gala Auction 2016