SOURCE: Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo

March 31, 2015 16:37 ET

Tickets on Sale Now for Zoo's Largest Fundraiser, Do At The Zoo

Guests Will Support Denver Zoo's Education Initiatives

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - March 31, 2015) - Tickets for Denver Zoo's most anticipated summer event, the 26th Annual Do At The Zoo on June 18, are on sale now! The funds raised at this year's event, Presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, will be dedicated to the Zoo's education initiatives. The evening is guaranteed to highlight Denver's best restaurants, beverages and entertainment at one of wildest local venues.

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

Join Denver's wild party animals for the Zoo's best gala ever, featuring more than 60 of Denver's top restaurants serving their best menu items. Guests also will experience live music, dancing and close-up animal encounters in the incomparable setting of Denver Zoo at twilight.

Proceeds from this year's event support Denver Zoo's education initiatives, which aim to ignite a passion for science in young 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, which bring science education to life. The Zoo strives to make these programs accessible to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity, through scholarships, outreach, bilingual delivery and more.

Tickets are on sale now at

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

VIP Party Restaurants:

Bistro Vendome

Euclid Hall


Stoic & Genuine

General Event Restaurants (as of March 31, 2015):


Adelitas Cocina y Cantina

Beatrice & Woodsley

Black Pearl

Charcoal Restaurant

Duo Restaurant

Eddie Merlot's

Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

Happy Cakes Bakeshop

Helliemae's Handcrafted Carmels

Kachina Southwestern Grill




Ocean Prime

Oceanaire Seafood Room

Olive & Finch

The Palm Restaurant


Parallel Seventeen

Park Burger

The Populist

Pizzeria Locale


Relish Catering and Events

Root Down

Snooze An A.M. Eatery

Steuben's Food Service

Street Kitchen Asian Bistro

Taste of the Wild

Texas de Brazil

The Truffle Cheese Shop

The Truffle Table

Vesta Dipping Grill

Beverage Providers (as of March 31, 2015):

Blue Spruce Brewing Company

Boulder Brewing Company

CAUTION: Brewing Company

Colorado Cider Company

FATE Brewing Company

Great Divide Brewing Company

Oskar Blues Brewery

Renegade Brewing Company

River North Brewery

Republic National Distributing Co.

Music & Entertainment

Fabulous Boogienauts

Conoco Zoo Gardens
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Soul Sacrifice: A Tribute to Santana

Primate Panorama 
7:15 - 10:00 p.m.

Steve Manshel

Sycamore Island
7:15 - 10:00 p.m.

Matt Spinks Trio

Above Underwater Sea Lion Viewing
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. VIP Party
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Megan Burtt & the Cure for Love

Bird World
7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Denver Zoo's Do At The Zoo fundraiser gala is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors (as of March 31, 2015)

Presenting Sponsor

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Premier Sponsor

Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Contributing Sponsor

Harmes C. Fishback Foundation

Haselden Construction

Kiewit Construction

Townsend Retirement Specialists

Supporting Sponsor


Event Rents

IMA, Inc.

About Denver Zoo: Denver Zoo brings informal science education to life, 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.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Tiffany Barnhart
    (720) 337-1444

    Sean Andersen-Vie
    (720) 337-1418