Guests Will Support Denver Zoo's New Rhino-Tapir Exhibit at Asian Tropics

Denver, CO (May 25, 2011) - Denver 's favorite summer party and Denver Zoo's largest fundraiser, Do At The Zoo is back again! This year, guests can learn and support our efforts to build the 10-acre, $50 million Asian Tropics exhibit. Presented by Haselden Construction, Do At The Zoo kicks off at 6 p.m. for VIP early entrance and at 7 p.m. for regular ticket holders on Thursday, June 16. Denver Zoo will close at noon on June 16 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 and bars serving their best menu items and signature drinks. Guests also will experience music, dancing and close-up animal encounters in the incomparable setting of Denver Zoo at twilight.

In its 21-year history, 36,100 Do At The Zoo guests have raised more than $8 million to improve Denver Zoo and support its animal conservation efforts. Funds from this year's event will benefit the new 10-acre Asian Tropics conservation center, specifically the rhino-tapir exhibit. Malayan tapirs and greater one-horned rhinos are two of many Asian animals who will inhabit Asian Tropics when it opens in 2012. The greater one-horned rhino will be a new animal to Denver Zoo. Plus, Zoo Improvement Bond funds will double the proceeds, matching every dollar earned.

Tickets are on sale now at

$175 for individuals (general admission)
$150 for zoo members (general admission)
$225 Preview ticket (early access at 6 p.m.)
$300 VIP ticket. Features early access at 6 p.m., valet parking and exclusive VIP party catered by Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group.

$400 Animal Experience. Includes all the VIP perks plus behind-the-scenes animal experience. Call 303-376-4860 to set up this special experience.

Online Auction: Win amazing items such as a luxurious golf package to Pebble Beach , Calif. , guided fly-fishing tours, private dinner for 10 at The Melting Pot restaurant, Pepsi Center suite for a Colorado Avalanche game in the 2011-12 season and unforgettable Denver Zoo experiences! Guests can bid on items at at even if they can't make it to Do At The Zoo.

Restaurants and Bars

Adagio Baking Company
Appaloosa Grill
Aria Restaurant
Avenue Grill
Beautiful Sweets
Bastien's Restaurant
Baur's Ristorante
Beatrice and Woodsley Café Colore
Bite Size Bouquets
Chart House Restaurant
D Bar Desserts
Bastien's Restaurant
Baur's Ristorante
Denver Chophouse and Brewery
The Duffeyroll Cafe duo
El Camino Community Tavern
El Diablo
Encore On Colfax
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
Fogo de Chao Churrascaria
Gaetano's Italian Restaurant
Happy Cakes Bakeshop
India House
Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House
LaLa's Wine Bar & Pizzeria
La Sandia Mexican Kitchen & Tequila - Northfield
La Sandia Mexican Kitchen & Tequila - Park Meadows
Le Central French Restaurant
Lovely Confections Bakery
Mad Greens - Inspired Eats
Marlowe's Denver
McCormick's Fish House and Bar
McLoughlin's Restaurant and Bar
Palette's Contemporary Cuisine
Palm Restaurant
Parallel Seventeen
Prima Ristorante Randolphs Restaurant & Bar at the Warwick Denver Hotel
Restaurant Kevin Taylor
Rialto Café
Ritz-Carlton of Denver
Root Down
Second Home Kitchen and Bar
Simms Steakhouse
Sketch Wine Bar
Snooze an A.M. Eatery
Street Kitchen Asian Bistro
Taste of the Wild
Texas de Brazil
The Melting Pot
The Truffle Cheese Shop
The Rio Grande Restaurant
Vesta Dipping Grill
WaterCourse Foods
Wazee Supper Club
Willie G's Seafood & Steaks
Wynkoop Brewing Company

Denver Zoo's Do At The Zoo fundraiser gala is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor
Haselden Construction LLC

Stage Sponsors:

Arrow Electronics
CoBiz Financial
Corporate Premier:
Taco Bell / Alvarado Holdings
Anadarko Petroleum Company
Jackson Lewis LLP
U.S. Bank
A Taste of the Wild
Scott and Katie Schoelzel
WhiteWave Foods

Corporate Benefactors

Bardsley Foundation
EnCana Oil and Gas ( USA ) Inc.
Kiewit Building Group
Wagner Equipment Company