The Detroit Zoo

Royal Oak, MI

Where are we going?

The Detroit Zoo
8450 W 10 Mile Rd
Royal Oak
MI 48067

248 541-5717

What is there to do?

The Detroit Zoo has 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for more than 2,000 animals, from ALL across the globe. So you don't have to venture to the plains of Africa, or the jungles of South America to see your favorites face to face.

You just have to be in Detroit!

A visit to the African Rainforest is home to several species of must-see African natives, including the residents of the Great Apes of Harambee – chimpanzees, gorillas and a drill – and birds such as cranes, flamingos, spoonbills and vultures.

The African Grasslands is where kids can learn about the diverse species of the vast African Savannah, including Warthogs, giraffes, Grevy’s zebras, white rhinoceroses, lions, African birds and aardvarks.

The American Grasslands show that you don't have to travel far to see some beautiful creatures, including the famous Grizzly bear, bison, beaver, wolf, wolverine and of course that iconic Bald Eagle .

Kids can travel to the Asian jungle and spend time with Japanese macaques and those adorable sloths, or they can visit the ends of the earth at one of North America's largest polar bear habitats - the Arctic Ring of Life. 

Don't miss a chance to head back Down Under either, with wallabies and kangaroos. Here, kids can get face-to-face with the marsupials from right inside this immersive habitat, traveling along a winding path while the animals are free to bound and graze wherever they please.

Butterflies, reptiles, aviaries, and the largest and most extraordinary center for penguins in the entire world, The Detroit Zoo knows how to give you a WILD time in Michigan - so let's get started!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $13-$18

Children: $10-$15 (Ages 2-14)

Discount: $10-$15 for seniors and active military with ID

Free Under: 2 years


When can we go?

10am - 4pm Fall & Winter / 9am - 5pm Spring & Summer. 8pm close Wed & Thurs in July/Aug

Year round but closed Thanksgiving Day, Dec 25 and New Years Day


Any top tips?

When you arrive, check what attractions are on so you can build your day around them, such as Keeper Talks!

I’m Hungry!

The Arctic Cafe is open daily and features salads, sandwiches, chicken, pizza, and more. There is a Starbucks, and American Coney Island with gyros, chilli cheese fries, Greek salads and more! On weekends the Safari Grill is open with burgers!

Healthy Eating

Pure Greens features a 100% vegan menu! There are also healthy options in the cafe - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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