In order to keep things lively, there will be two awards given out at our inaugural auction on April 25th. Competition always makes things a bit more interesting, right? Experts and attendees will be competing for two exemplary honors: MVP and MCP.

The Expert who goes for the highest bid of the evening will be win the MVP Award and be crowned the Most Valuable Philadelphian known to all who gaze upon their noble visage.

In addition to a trophy, the MVP will win a hand-drawn portrait, featuring him/her astride the mythical creature of his/her choice, created by extraordinary local artist, Mike Jackson.

This venerable portrait will festoon the lobby of Indy Hall, drawing admirers from every corner of our fair countryside, from Passyunk to Pottstown, Bella Vista to Brewerytown.


The person who bids the most on an Auction Lot will win the MCP Award for being the Most Charitable Philadelphian in all the land.

In addition to a trophy, the MCP will win a Friends of the Philadelphia Zoo Supporter Membership, valued at $500. This membership entails the MCP to the following totally awesome perks:

    1. Free Zoo admission all year long
    2. Free admission to Treehouse and Birds of Australia exhibits
    3. Free or discounted admission to 100 zoos in the United States
    4. MemberNews subscription and e-newsletter
    5. Exclusive members-only Zoo strolls
    6. Discounts on Zoo education programs, family workshops, Zoo gifts and souvenirs
    7. Up to three adult names listed on your membership card
    8. Unlimited admission for four additional guests per Zoo visit
    9. One free ride, per visit, for each family member on the Channel 6 Zooballoon Ā®, Swan Boats, camels, ponies, draft horses, PZ Express Train and Amazon Rainforest CarouselĀ 
    10. Invitations to exclusive Friends of the Philadelphia Zoo events
    11. Complimentary tickets to one of three Friends Summer Series events
    12. Free Premium Reserved Parking, guaranteed with 48-hour advance notice



Want to sponsor an award? You should! That’s a great idea!

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