ROYAL OAK, Mich., May 8, 2013 – The Detroit Zoological Society's annual Sunset at the Zoo fundraiser will feature a boardwalk-themed gala celebrating the Detroit Zoo's Cotton Family Wetlands and soon-to-open Jane and Frank Warchol Beaver Habitat. The wildest event of the summer takes place Friday, June 14, 2013, 7-11:30 p.m. The 21-and-over party is held rain or shine and the Zoo closes at 2 p.m. that day in preparation for the festivities.

Presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, Sunset at the Zoo "Boardwalk Bash" will offer a strolling supper with tastes of signature dishes from 40 of the area's finest restaurants as well as desserts and zoo-themed specialty drinks. The event will also feature live entertainment – including performances by Detroit Flyhouse and music by The Jerry Ross Band – boardwalk games, dancing, live and silent auctions and access to the Zoo's award-winning animal habitats as the sun goes down. Attire for the evening is "summer chic".

Tickets for Sunset at the Zoo range from $150 to $750 per person. A benefactor party hosted by The Crain Family will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Bloomfield Hills home of Ashley and KC Crain for guests purchasing $750 benefactor tickets. A VIP reception, sponsored by Jeep, will be held at the Zoo Friday, June 14, 5:30-7 p.m., for those purchasing $750 benefactor tickets and $300 patron tickets. To purchase tickets, visit www.detroitzoo.org/sunset.

Sunset at the Zoo is supported by BBK; Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione; The Cotton Family; ePrize; Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn; ITC Holdings; Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC; MotorCity Casino Hotel; Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures LLC; Service Systems Associates; and Title Source.