An animal lover's paradise, the Detroit Zoo is situated on 125 acres with many naturalistic habitats. Major exhibits include the Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback Adventure, Great Apes of Harambee, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Holden Reptile Conservation Center, Penguinarium and Butterfly Garden.
Detroit Zoo EventsThe Detroit Zoo has an array of exciting activities for all ages year-round. One of the most popular events is Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo, where the entire zoo is lit up with Christmas lights and holiday cheer. Adults can also enjoy the zoo at Zoo Brew, which features craft beer, live music and zookeeper talks. You can also join Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo, a 5K and 10K that raises money for animals at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center.
Oct.-March daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
April-Labor Day daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sept. 4-30 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 4-D Theater and Simulator Ride April 1-Oct. 31. Tauber Family Railroad May-Sept. and weekends in Oct. Detroit Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving
Christmas and New Year's Day.
- Restaurant On Site
- Continental Breakfast
- Full Breakfast
- Charge for Parking
- Free Parking
- Internet Access
- Number Of Meeting Rooms: 5
- Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 300
- Largest Conference Capacity: 70
- Largest Reception Capacity: 10,000
- Largest Theater Capacity: 90
Room Name Banquet Capacity Classroom Capacity Conference Capacity Reception Capacity Theater Capacity Room Height Wildlife Interpretive Gallery 140 - 20 10,000 90 - ft. Arctic Ring of Life 50 - - - - - ft. Events Pavilion 300 - - - - - ft. Ford Education Center Conference Room - - 18 - - - ft. Ford Education Center Studio (seating in pods of 4) - - 70 - - - ft.
- Recurring EventAnnual EventsOWild Lights at the Detroit Zoo11/17/2018-12/31/2018
- EntertainmentOCookies with The Clauses12/20/2018
- OWild Winter01/19/2019
- EntertainmentOWild Winter02/02/2019
- EntertainmentOCubs’ Choice Dance02/09/2019
- Annual EventsOBunnyville04/19/2019-04/20/2019
- NatureOSenior Day04/24/2019
- Annual EventsOGreenFest04/27/2019
- Annual EventsOZoo Brew05/03/2019
- Annual EventsOWalk For Wishes Southeast Michigan05/04/2019
- Annual EventsOMeet Your Best Friend at the Zoo05/17/2019-05/18/2019
- Annual EventsOSunset at the Zoo06/07/2019
- Sports and RecreationOFamily-Friendly Bike Safari06/27/2019
- Recurring EventAnnual EventsOWild Summer Nights07/03/2019-08/28/2019
- Annual EventsOWild Beasts Wild Wine08/09/2019