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 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.
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
- 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.
- Ongoing EventArt and CultureOSnares to Wares: Capacity for Change Exhibit05/08/2019-03/29/2020
- Annual EventsOCub's Choice Dance02/15/2020
- Annual EventsOWildlife Conservation Gala03/21/2020
- Annual EventsODetroit Zoo: Through the Lens | Photography Workshop04/04/2020
- Annual EventsOBunnyville04/10/2020-04/11/2020
- Annual EventsOSenior Day04/22/2020
- Annual EventsOWalk For Wishes Southeast Michigan05/02/2020
- Annual EventsOZoo Brew05/08/2020
- Annual EventsOGreenFest05/10/2020
- Annual EventsOMeet Your Best Friend at the Zoo05/15/2020-05/16/2020
- EntertainmentODetroit Zoo: After Hours05/21/2020
- Annual EventsO21-and-Older Bike Safari06/11/2020
- Annual EventsOSunset at the Zoo06/19/2020