Summer Sips: Welcome to the Jungle
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Experience the taste of summer at Summer Sips, presented by KeyBank! Savor specialty cocktails, beer, wine and more as we celebrate the warm weather in style. Guests will also jungle boogie to live entertainment, monkey around with life-sized games and adventure through the Zoo’s 125 acres. This year’s jungle theme is sure to make for a wild time, so wear your favorite animal print and join the fun!
What can we expect at Summer Sips?
- A selection of themed specialty cocktails, as well as classic spirits
- A complimentary welcome drink, courtesy of welcome sponsor Griffin Claw Brewing
- Live entertainment and life-sized games
- Access to BRICKLIVE, an immersive walk-through experience featuring sculptures made of more than 2 million toy bricks!
- Music from artists Phoenix Theory and Sam Van Wagoner
- Exclusive access to the Zoo’s naturalistic habitats until 8 p.m.
- Habitat chats with Detroit Zoo animal care staff
- Themed photo opportunities
- Food available for purchase
What food can we expect in the Summer Sips VIP lounge?
- Tortilla Chips and Chef’s choice of dips
- Southwest Chicken Eggrolls served with a Chipotle Lime Aioli
- Taco Bar Station:
- Fried Shrimp (Camarones Fritos)
- Fire Braised Pulled Chicken (Pollo)
- Tofu (Sofritas)
- Flour and Corn Tortillas
- A wide variety of toppings ( including both standard and exotic)
- Chocolate Lava Cake
All attendees must be 21 or older; photo ID is required. Parking is $8 per vehicle for all attendees.
How does Summer Sips support the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) mission?
By attending events hosted by the Detroit Zoo, you are directly supporting the DZS mission of creating meaningful connections between people, animals and the natural world so all can thrive. Your event admission provides support so that DZS can continue to demonstrate extraordinary leadership in conservation, animal welfare, education and environmental sustainability.