DZS hosting no-cost evening for families of children living with chronic or terminal illnesses and/or disabilities
This June, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is bringing back an event that makes
dreams come true.
For the first time since 2019, the Detroit Zoo will host Dream Night, presented by Michigan Educational Credit
Union, from 6 until 9 p.m. June 2. During this special evening at the Zoo, children and families living with chronic
or terminal illnesses and/or disabilities will enjoy a no-cost, stress-free night to remember. All programming is
curated for minor children.
Dream Night features additional accommodations to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, including:
• Reduced or altered music and effects throughout the Zoo’s footprint
• Limited free wheelchair, wagon and electric convenience vehicle rentals
• More than 60 available KultureCity sensory bags, equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget
tools and verbal cue cards
• Weighted lap pads and strobe glasses, upon request
• A dedicated sensory room
• A flat, paved and easily accessible path throughout the main area of the Zoo
The evening will also include special activities like a silent disco, habitat chats with animal care staff, education
stations, rides and attractions and free access to the Zoo’s BRICKLIVE exhibit – an immersive, walk-through
experience featuring sculptures made of more than 2 million toy bricks.
“Dream Night is a great opportunity to make lasting memories surrounded by your favorite animals and fun
activities,” said Dr. De’Andrea Matthews, DZS Vice President of Diversity and Community Engagement. “This
no-cost event is a way for us to give back to our community and further our commitment to being an inclusive
and welcoming organization.”
To make this event as stress-free as possible for guests, Dream Night is limited to 1,000 people who complete a short application process and are approved by DZS staff. Prospective guests can apply at dzoo.org/dream23.
Dream Night is also sponsored by Galloway and Collens, PLLC.
Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats.
She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment. She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.