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Second Chance for Summer Zoomance August 21

 

Detroit Zoo - Summer Zoomance

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Those who missed the first Summer Zoomance event in July will have a second chance to fall in love with the Detroit Zoo all over again. Another after-hours, 21-and-older Summer Zoomance will take place this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission for guests is $14.

Summer Zoomance allows grownups to relive their fond memories of the Detroit Zoo while creating new ones with a twilight stroll among the award-winning animal habitats.

The rain-or-shine event features performances by blues guitarist and vocalist Laith Al-Saadi, complimentary tram tours, animal enrichment and zookeeper talks.

Guests can take a spin on the Carousel for an additional $2 and enjoy a scenic ride through the Zoo on the Tauber Family Railroad for a one-way fare of $3. Food and adult beverages will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are available online at by clicking here and can also be purchased at the admission gates.

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The Detroit Zoological Society is a nonprofit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic habitats, the Detroit Zoo is located at 10 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue off I-696 in Royal Oak, Mich. The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through Labor Day (with extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesdays during July and August), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day after Labor Day through October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March. Admission is $14 for adults 15 to 61 and $10 for children 2 to 14, senior citizens 62 and older and active military with ID; children under 2 are admitted free. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission to the Nature Zoo is free; however, a State of Michigan Recreation Passport is required for all personal vehicles to enter Belle Isle State Park. For more information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org.

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Come taste the wine and hear the band at Detroit Zoo’s Wild Beasts, Wild Wine

Detroit Zoo - Wild Beasts Wild Wine

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Raise a glass to wildlife at the Detroit Zoo’s second annual Wild Beasts, Wild Wine and sample wines from more than 30 local and national wineries and vineyards. The event takes place this Friday, July 26, 2013, 6 to 10:30 p.m.

The wine-tasting experience will feature live performances by jazz crooner Ben Sharkey and Gino Fanelli’s Red Hot Sugar Daddies, after-hours access to the Zoo’s award-winning habitats, complimentary tram tours of the Zoo, animal enrichment and zookeeper talks.

Advance ticket purchase is encouraged as space is limited. Tickets are available for $40 online or at the gate. Ticket packages include Detroit Zoo admission, parking and 10 wine-tasting tickets (additional tasting tickets and food will be available for purchase).

Designated Driver (DD) tickets are available online or at the gate up to the night of the event. DD tickets are $25 and include Zoo admission, parking and unlimited soft drinks. DD ticket holders are not permitted to consume alcohol at the event.

To purchase tickets, visit www.detroitzoo.org/events/wild-beasts-wild-wine or Booth 1 at the front of the Zoo.

Wild Beasts, Wild Wine will take place in the Detroit Zoo’s Events Pavilion, rain or shine. Attendees must be 21 or older; photo ID is required. A grape time will be had by all!

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Detroit Zoo hosts Love Gone Wild February 14

Love Gone Wild - Detroit Zoo

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Birds do it. Bees do it. Find out how animals at the Detroit Zoo do it at the second annual Love Gone Wild on Thursday, February 14, 2013, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Open to both singles and sweethearts 21 and older, this memorable Valentine’s Day event offers a candid, intimate and entertaining look at how some of the Detroit Zoo’s animal residents do the “wild thing”.

Hosted by Chief Life Sciences Officer Scott Carter, the evening includes stories of passionate – sometimes tawdry – encounters, May-December romances, unrequited love and mate swapping. The adult-themed exposé reveals details of the “love lives” of animals that are not always visible to Zoo visitors or fit to print on Zoo signs.

“From prolonged public bouts of coitus to brief clandestine assignations, sex happens at the zoo. We’re usually involved in planning or facilitating it, but we don’t often talk about it. At Love Gone Wild, we not only talk about it, we show pictures,” said Carter.

Held in the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center, Love Gone Wild features a strolling supper and delectable desserts prepared by the Zoo’s culinary team from Dining in the Wild. A Champagne welcome and two drink tickets are also included.

The cost is $75 per person for Detroit Zoological Society Members and $85 per person for non-members (includes parking). Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at www.detroitzoo.org/lovegonewild or by calling (248) 541-5717 (press 9).

Love Gone Wild Menu

Champagne Welcome

Butler-passed Hors d’oeuvres
Goat Cheese Royal with Beet Marmalade
Chicken Spring Rolls with Smoked Jalapeno Sour Cream
Crispy Pork and Smoked Shrimp Flatbread with Pickled Radish

Station One
Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Vine-ripe Tomatoes, Basil and Extra Virgin Oil
Baby Spinach Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Crumbled Blue Cheese and Dried Cranberries
with Champagne Vinaigrette
Assorted Artisan Breads

Station Two
Braised Short Ribs with Grilled Fennel and Tri-color Potatoes
Lobster and Brie Stuffed Pork Loin with Preserved Lemon Basil Curd

Station Three
Pasta with Artichoke, Roasted Bell Peppers and Spinach in Roasted Tomato Vodka Sauce
Grilled Bok Choy, Zucchini, Squash, Asparagus, Baby Carrots and Fresh Herbs
Roasted Sweet Potatoes Mixed with a Coconut, Mushroom and Ginger Broth

Dessert Station
Petite Sweet Station with Fruit Display
Hot Cocoa and Coffee with Cordials

Includes two drink tickets. Cash bar available thereafter. 
Non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary.

The Detroit Zoological Society is a nonprofit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic habitats, the Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of 10 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, just off I-696, in Royal Oak, Mich. The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through Labor Day and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day after Labor Day through October. Admission is $14 for adults 15 to 61, $12 for senior citizens 62 and older, and $9 for children 2 to 14 (children under 2 are free). The Belle Isle Nature Zoo is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through October; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is free. For more information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org.

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After Hours Summer Zoomance

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By Jeffrey Buck

Those of you 21-and-older who missed the first Summer Zoomance shouldn’t be upset. You have a second chance! The Detroit Zoo’s second Summer Zoomance is scheduled for Thursday, August 23rd from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., rain or shine.

Guests will enjoy a twilight stroll of their favorite award-winning animal habitats while enjoying food and adult beverages, which can be purchased at Zoo concessions. The event will feature free tram tours, music from the Sun Messsengers, animal enrichment and zookeeper talks. Admission for all guests is $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. As always, Detroit Zoological members will be offered free parking. Parking for non-members will be $5. Tickets can be purchased online in advance at www.detroitzoo.org.

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