CHAIRE Presents: Family-Animal Interaction Day

Oct 2, 2021, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Adult: $35, Child: $10, OSU Student: $25, VIP Adult: $100, VIP Child: $30, Sponsor: $5,000
Ohio State Equine Center, 3658 Kays Ave, Dublin, OH 43017
Madeline Winans

Thank you to everyone for making this our most successful fundraising event yet!

We had a record breaking day while fulfilling CHAIRE's mission to expand our knowledge of the interrelationships between people, animals, and the environment. The funds raised will help us continue our mission and create even more opportunities for research, education, and outreach for our CHAIRE community. We hope to see you at this event again in fall 2022!

Child reaching to touch guinea pigs set on a table   Woman standing next to donkey, touching donkey's back   Child pointing at penguin held by zoo staff   Child touching turtle held above table

Please join us for an exciting afternoon of animal interactions and demonstrations featuring the Cat Welfare Association, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, COSI, the Ohio Wildlife Center, agricultural animals from The Ohio State University, and much more! There will be food trucks, educational opportunities, kids' games, and auction items. We invite all families and friends to come enjoy a day of animal-interactions and learn more about CHAIRE! For the safety of our animals and guests, please keep your companion animals at home during this event. Purchase your tickets by clicking "Register Now" above or by clicking this link:

Sponsorship and VIP opportunities are available, including early admission and meet and greet with animals!

Please note that we will be following all local, state, and federal COVID-19 guidelines for this event.

We are striving to host an inclusive, accessible event that enables all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Madeline Winans at

What does it mean to be a sponsor of this event?

As a sponsor of this event, you will serve an integral role in helping CHAIRE to achieve our mission of enhancing the relationships between humans and animals through research, education, and outreach. Sponsors will receive 10 VIP tickets and be formally recognized at the event as a thank you for your gracious support!

What do the VIP tickets include?

VIP tickets include early admission to the event (11:00am), a meet & greet opportunity with animals from Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, game tickets, a meal voucher, and more!

will there be food at the event?

Yes! There will be food trucks at the event that will offer a variety of food options! Drinks will also be available to purchase at the event.

can we see live animals at the event?

There will be live animals at the event throughout the day! You can expect to see exotic animals, native wildlife, companion animals, therapeutic animals, and working animals at this event!

will there be child-friendly activities?

Yes! There will be several games for all ages, with prizes available to win! Game tickets will be included with cost of admission, and additional game tickets will be available for purchase during the event.

what types of items will be in the silent aucton?

You will have the chance to bid on items from professional sports teams, OSU merchandise, local restaurants, Ohio getaways, and much more!


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