Gangsters and Flappers Boogie at Zoobilee 2013: 21st Annual Tallahassee Museum Fundraiser Invites Guests to a Bootlegger’s Ball

Tallahassee Museum – a living museum offering engaging experiences focused on North Florida’s natural environment, native wildlife and cultural history – invites guests to don their flapper dresses, suits and top hats at the Bootlegger’s Ball Zoobilee 2013 on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 from 7-10 p.m. All-inclusive advance tickets for the popular 21+ “fun” raiser, which benefits the non-profit Museum, are available before the day of the event for $40 at the Museum or can be purchased online at Tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the event for $45 each.

Gangsters and flappers will be transported back to the Roaring 20s with the sounds of Proper Villains, one of North Florida’s most versatile cover bands, mouth-watering cuisine from more than 15 local restaurants and Prohibition-era cocktails from the open bar.

“For more than 20 years, Zoobilee has drawn crowds of more than 700 people who come to enjoy Tallahassee’s best food, beverages and live music,” said Russell Daws, executive director/CEO, Tallahassee Museum. “The 1920s craze is infectious, and we plan on bringing the era’s dynamism to the Museum in an outdoor fall atmosphere.”

Bootlegger’s Ball Zoobilee 2013 would not be possible without the generous support of Presenting Sponsor Tallahassee Democrat. Funds raised at the event help the Museum enrich its educational experiences, care for animals, maintain historic exhibits and meet the needs of more than 120,000 annual visitors.

Set amidst 52 acres of breathtaking Florida flora and fauna, Tallahassee Museum has served as an iconic Florida landmark for more than 50 years. Ranked as one of the state’s top museums, Tallahassee Museum encourages guests to discover and learn about north Florida’s natural environment, rich history and diverse communities. The Museum’s living exhibits of native Florida wildlife, nature trails and native gardens are renowned by visitors of all ages. The Museum is home to fourteen historic buildings and ongoing living history programs that immerse visitors in 19th century experiences and allow them to discover the history and lifestyles of southern communities. The internationally acclaimed exhibit, Jim Gary’s Twentieth Century Dinosaurs, also calls the Museum home.  These vividly colored dinosaurs sculpted from recycled car parts evoke thoughts about art, science and sustainability.

Daily programs, annual events, free parking, a museum store and the Trail Break Café make the Museum a favored destination for more than 120,000 annual visitors. The Tallahassee Museum is a not-for-profit organization, funded by private donations, grants, sponsorships, membership and fundraisers.

Tallahassee Museum is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. It is located at 3945 Museum Drive, just 15 minutes from downtown Tallahassee. General admission tickets are $9 for adults, $8.50 for college students with valid ID and seniors 65+, $6 for children aged four to 15 and free for children three and under.

To experience the Bootlegger’s Ball at Zoobilee 2013, visit, become a fan of Zoobilee on Facebook or call 850-575-8684.