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Sunset at the Zoo

June 7 7 to 11 p.m.

Join the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) for our spectacular, annual 21-and-older fundraising gala, Sunset at the Zoo “Asian Forest” on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 7 to 11 p.m.

Sunset, presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, will provide a sensational evening complete with exquisite cuisine, delectable drinks, magnificent live entertainment and “zoonique” prizes. With more than 45 of metro Detroit’s best restaurants, more than 2,000 DZS supporters and exclusive access to many award-winning habitats, you and your guests will experience a fun-filled evening unlike any other!

Sunset will support the major renovation and expansion of the tiger habitat, located in the Detroit Zoo’s Asian Forest. Once the Devereaux Tiger Forest opens in summer of 2019, it will be triple the size and feature many naturalistic elements important to the species. New and enhanced features will include elevated vantage points, open spaces and a cave for the tigers, plus exciting and unique viewing opportunities for guests.

The VIP Reception for Sunset at the Zoo, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., will take place in the Asian Forest. Guests will enjoy entertainment, light hors d’oeuvres and drinks while exploring the viewing areas at the newly renovated Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest and taking a sneak peek of the Devereaux Tiger Forest.

Sunset at the Zoo is more than a great party – it raises funds critical for the Detroit Zoological Society’s mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife.

This grand celebration promises to be the wildest ticket in town! Tickets go on sale Friday, February 1.

Watch highlights from Sunset at the Zoo 2018, themed “Safari”.

Get involved!

Become a Sunset at the Zoo Sponsor

Show your commitment to the Detroit Zoological Society by becoming an individual or corporate sponsor. There are several levels to choose from, all of which provide valuable exposure and benefits. Download the Sponsorship Proposal, contact Matt Opperman at (248) 336-5723 or use this email form to discuss the various packages.

Participate in the Strolling Supper and Dessert Reception

Sunset at the Zoo features an exquisite strolling supper and dessert reception offering tastes of signature dishes from more than 45 of metro Detroit’s best restaurants. Guests also enjoy a champagne welcome and hosted bar featuring zoo-themed martinis and specialty drinks. To become a participating restaurant or distributor, contact Karley Highet at (248) 336-5746 or use this email form.

Donate to the Sunset at the Zoo Auctions

The Sunset Committee is looking for fabulous treasures to enhance the Live and Silent Auctions and prizes for Sunset Keys. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Auctions or Sunset Keys, please download a donation form or use this email form.

The Zoo will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 7, in preparation for Sunset at the Zoo.