• When: Friday, June 16, 2017, 7 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Where: Detroit Zoo
  • What: A spectacular, creatively wild, 21-and-older fundraising gala celebrating the Detroit Zoological Society’s Greenprint initiatives in a fun, chic way.

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Green is the New Black

Join the Detroit Zoological Society and co-chairs Joseph Campanelli and Karen Cullen for our spectacular 21-and-older fundraising gala, Sunset at the Zoo “Green is the New Black” on Friday, June 16, 2017.

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, 2,500 Detroit Zoo supporters and exclusive access to many award-winning animal habitats, you and your guests will experience a fun-filled evening unlike any other!

This year’s event will highlight the Detroit Zoological Society’s Greenprint initiatives in a fun, chic way.  Greenprint is an award-winning roadmap for the Zoo’s sustainable business practices.  Recent efforts include discontinuing the sale of bottled water on Zoo grounds – keeping 60,000 plastic bottles out of the waste stream annually – and building an anaerobic digester which will convert 500 tons of animal manure annually into methane-rich gas to power the Zoo’s Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex.

Sunset at the Zoo is more than just a great party – it raises funds that are critical to supporting the Detroit Zoological Society and our mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife.

Plan to create amazing memories, share wild stories and experience the Zoo while showing your support.

This grand (and green!) celebration promises to be the hottest ticket in town!


Watch highlights from Sunset at the Zoo “Penguin Palooza” 2016


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 at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 16, in preparation for Sunset at the Zoo.