SOURCE: Denver Zoo

June 11, 2015 18:11 ET

Do At The Zoo Tickets Still on Sale

Denver Zoo's Largest Fundraiser to Support Zoo's Education Initiatives

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - June 11, 2015) - Tickets are still on sale for Denver’s favorite summer party and Denver Zoo’s largest fundraiser, Do At The Zoo on June 18. Presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, the event will feature more than 60 of Denver’s top restaurants serving their best menu items, the region’s best wines and cocktails, live music, dancing and close-up animal encounters in the incomparable setting of Denver Zoo at twilight. Funds raised at this year’s event will be dedicated to the Zoo’s education initiatives, which foster STEM-based learning by bringing education alive.

“Anadarko is proud to continue supporting this important educational initiative by sponsoring Denver Zoo’s largest fundraiser,” says Anadarko Director of Social Investment Amy Venturi. “Do At The Zoo is a special event in our community benefiting thousands of children, as every penny raised helps to expand the quality and breadth of the Denver Zoo’s world-class education programs.”

Proceeds from this year’s event support Denver Zoo’s education efforts, which aim to ignite a passion for science in children through formal and informal programs at the Zoo, as well as outreach in the community. Each year, the Zoo’s Education Department serves roughly 215,000 individuals through its programs. This includes on-site classes and camps, internships, school assemblies, volunteer programs. The Zoo strives to make these programs accessible to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate, through scholarships, outreach, bilingual delivery and more.

This event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, with a VIP party that includes dinner provided by special VIP caterer, Chef Jennifer Jasinski of Crafted Concepts, offering foods from restaurants Rioja, Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, Bistro Vendome and Stoic & Genuine. Gates will open at 7 p.m. for regular ticket holders. Denver Zoo will close at noon on June 18 to set up for the gala. Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.denverzoo.org.

Tickets are on sale now at www.denverzoo.org/doatthezoo:

  • $175 for individual tickets
  • $300 for VIP tickets. This includes early access at 6 p.m., valet parking and an exclusive VIP party.

About Denver Zoo: Denver Zoo brings education alive, providing a unique learning experience that sparks an interest in the natural world for visitors and program participants alike. Home to 4,300 animals representing more than 600 species, the Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which assures the highest standards of animal care.

A leader in green action, Denver Zoo is the greenest zoo in the country and is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species by attaining the highest environmental standards. Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in about 600 animal conservation projects in 62 countries on all seven continents.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Tiffany Barnhart
    (303) 376-4844

    Sean Andersen-Vie
    (720) 337-1418