Asian Forest

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 “Asian Forest” on Friday, June 7, from 7 to 11 p.m.

Online ticket sales for Sunset at the Zoo close Thursday, June 6, at 11:59 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased on Friday, June 7, at the Membership Office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or at the gate beginning at 5 p.m.

All orders placed after 5 p.m. Friday, May 31, will be left at Will Call and will be available for pick-up on the night of the event.

Sunset, presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, will provide a sensational evening complete with exquisite cuisine, delectable drinks, magnificent live entertainment, dancing under the stars and “zoonique” prizes. With more than 45 of metro Detroit’s finest 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!

This year’s event will support the major renovation and expansion of the tiger habitat, located in the Detroit Zoo’s Asian Forest. Once complete, the Devereaux Tiger Forest will be triple the size and feature many naturalistic elements important to these captivating felines. 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.

Benefactor and Patron ticket holders are invited to a VIP Reception, sponsored by ITC Holdings Corp., in the Zoo’s Asian Forest from 5:30 to 7 p.m. before the gala opens to the public. Guests will enjoy entertainment, light hors d’oeuvres and drinks while exploring the viewing areas at the newly renovated Holtzman Red Panda Forest and taking a sneak peek of the Devereaux Tiger Forest.

Sunset at the Zoo is more than a great party – when you partner with us at Sunset at the Zoo, you are providing critical support for the Detroit Zoological Society’s mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife.

This grand celebration promises to be the wildest ticket in town! Tickets are on sale now.

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

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