Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo is now open as of June 2020. Timed tickets are available online only by visiting their website. Discount tickets are available for $14 for adults and $10 for kids. All indoor viewing areas and retail stores are currently closed. Some dining options are available for curbside service, including American Coney, Buddy's Pizza, Dippin' Dots stations and more. Guests are expected to wear a mask while at the zoo. All of the Detroit Zoo's events have been cancelled through July. 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 Events

The 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 zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center.

Safety, Security and Sanitation

  • Closed effective March 16
    2020. 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. The Polk Penguin Conservation Center will be closed Sept. 2019-June 2020.
    • Restaurant On Site
    • Continental Breakfast
    • Full Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Buffet
    • 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
    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.
    Wildlife Interpretive Gallery 140 - 20 10,000 90 - ft.
    • Discover
    • MasterCard
    • Visa

Map to Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067

phone 248-541-5717 Visit Website

Detroit Metro Airport: 28 Miles

Downtown Detroit: 15 Miles

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