Friday, August 5, 2011


Guests of All Ages Celebrate Brew At The Zoo, Scout Night and End to the Kids Campaign

Denver, CO (August 5, 2011) – September is a month for all age groups at Denver Zoo. Adults can enjoy the zoo’s popular Brew At The Zoo on September 9, while the younger set can participate in the September 24 Scout Night. Also, all ages can help the zoo celebrate the end of the Kids Campaign and join our Elephant Appreciation Day salute on September 24.

Brew At The Zoo – The 14th annual Brew At The Zoo features 40 of Colorado ’s finest breweries, complimentary appetizers, music and dancing with a night under the stars at Denver Zoo. The 21-and-over event from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 9 raises

money for the zoo’s Red Apple Scholarship Fund for Lifelong Learning. The Red Apple Fund provides educational programs for children and families who demonstrate financial need. Tickets can be purchased in advance only at Ticket prices are $70 for general admission; $65 members; $30 designated driver and $100 for preview tickets, which includes early admission at 6 p.m. This event, sponsored by Mountain States Toyota, usually is a sellout, so zoo guests are urged to buy their tickets soon.

Scout Night – Denver Zoo’s Scout Night returns on September 24, as boy and girl scouts can enjoy a night at the zoo, while earning badges, sharing animal experiences building teamwork and improving leadership skills. The event runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 and admission is $15 per person. Groups registering 10 or more people receive $1 off each ticket. Tickets are limited and sold in advance only. To buy tickets or for more information, visit

Elephant Appreciation Day/Kids Campaign Celebration – Denver Zoo will celebrate the end of the Kids Campaign from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 24 on Elephant Appreciation Day. The Kids Campaign kicked off on March 13 to recruit children to help raise money for Asian Tropics, the new home for the zoo’s Asian elephants, Mimi and Dolly. The Kids Campaign was created to revive the tradition set in 1950 when a “pennies for pachys” fundraising effort helped bring Cookie, the zoo’s first elephant, to Denver . Winners in four age groups (5 years old and under; 6-10; 11-12 and 13-17) will be announced at the September 24 Elephant Appreciation Day. There also will be several family-friendly activities and animal encounters during the celebration. Visit for more information.

About Denver Zoo: Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA accreditation assures the highest standards of animal care.

A leader in environmental action, Denver Zoo is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species and is the first U.S. zoo to receive ISO 14001 certification for the entire facility and operations. This international certification ensures the zoo is attaining the highest environmental standards.

Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in 568 projects in 57 countries on all seven continents. In 2010 alone, Denver Zoo participated in 92 projects in 22 countries and five continents and more than $1 million in funds was spent by the zoo in support of animal conservation in the field.