Become an instant hero at your company! Each year we host hundreds of groups and events at the Zoo from 20 to several thousand people through a variety of discount admission, picnic and private catered events. Whether you want to fire up team spirit through a delicious catered picnic for your employees and their families, create an elegant and unique retirement dinner, provide a memorable team building experience, or take advantage of year-round discounts for employees, our sales associates are eager to help you get the ball rolling!



Groups of 20 or more visiting at the same time can take advantage of discounted general admission pricing by clicking here, to make a group reservation call (248)541-5717 ext. 3300, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Group admission rates valid during regular Zoo hours. The Detroit Zoo is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Parking may be paid in advance or at Main Admissions. Hours and prices are subject to change without notice.

For groups with special needs, call (248) 541-5717, ext. 3300


NEW! TICKETS & MORE Online Ticket Discount Program (A FREE Employee Benefit!)


Companies with 100 or more employees can sign up for our new, FREE TICKETS & MORE Online Ticket Discount Store enabling the purchase of admission tickets and more online at our best year-round discount price 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. General admission tickets are valid during regular operating hours any day the Zoo is open to the public.

Learn more about the Tickets & More Program here.


For groups of 100 or more*, we offer the Dining in the Wild Picnic, a high value picnic package that combines Zoo admission plus a delicious traditional picnic meal. catered meal. Let us help you maximize fun for your employees and reduce the time you have to spend coordinating your event. It couldn’t be easier to plan!

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Internal Sales Collateral - We’ll provide all of the free promotional materials you’ll need with email news updates, posters, brochures and maps.

From casual to exotic to black-tie elegant, our exclusive caterer Dining in the Wild, can offer a variety of menus and themes to dress up any affair…receptions and parties, retirement and special recognition dinners, team building adventures, wedding receptions, sales training, strategic planning workshops, or annual meetings.

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Click here for a complete listing of Special Zoo Activities and Events which may occur during your planned visit.