From 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 21, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and event chairs Kelly and Clifford Houseman will host a spectacular 21-and-older fundraising gala, Sunset at the Zoo: Where Life Connects, at the Detroit Zoo.

Sunset will provide guests with a sensational evening that includes delicious cuisine, delectable drinks, live entertainment, and a silent and live auction! During this fun-filled celebration, guests will also enjoy exclusive nighttime access to many of the Detroit Zoo’s expansive animal habitats.

Sunset at the Zoo is a rain-or-shine event, and tickets are nonrefundable. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. The DZS reserves the right to request ID at the door. The Zoo will be closed Friday, June 21 in preparation for Sunset at the Zoo.

Deepen your connection with the animals who call the Detroit Zoo home with special animal engagements throughout the evening:

Animal Engagement Schedule:
7:15 p.m. Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes at the Holden Reptile Conservation Center
7:30 p.m.  Amur Tigers at the Devereaux Tiger Forest
7:45 p.m. Grizzly Bears at the Grizzly Bear Habitat
8 p.m. Cassowary at the Australian Outback Adventure
Animal Feedings*
7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Giraffe feedings for a $25 donation
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Cassowary feedings for a $50 donation

*Animal feedings are very limited and based on a first come first serve basis. Feedings are subject to change based on the animals’ appetite and comfort levels.



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