Join the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and event chairs Shannon and Terry Harvill for our spectacular, annual 21-and-older fundraising gala, Sunset at the Zoo “Safari” on Friday, June 8, 2018 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 Detroit Zoo supporters and exclusive access to many award-winning habitats, you and your guests will experience a fun-filled evening unlike any other!

This year’s event will support the Detroit Zoological Society’s wide array of educational programs, which spark curiosity, understanding and respect for the natural world in audiences from preschoolers to professional educators.

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 Thursday, February 1, 2018.


Watch highlights from Sunset at the Zoo 2017, themed “Green is the New Black” in celebration of our award-winning sustainability initiatives


Sunset at the Zoo is a rain-or-shine event. Sunset tickets are non-refundable. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. The Zoo reserves the right to request ID at the door.

The Zoo will close to the public at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018, in preparation for Sunset at the Zoo.