Occasionally, a habitat, attraction or building may be temporarily unavailable to our guests due to construction, maintenance, animal health needs, special events or unforeseen circumstances. This page allows you to learn about which habitats, attractions and concessions are closed and how long they will be out of service. It also keeps you up to date on some exciting projects in progress. We apologize if any of your favorites are unavailable during your planned visit and hope that you will still join us for your dose of Vitamin Z!
Giraffes Jabari, Kivuli and their calf, Mpenzi, may be seen inside the giraffe building today and outdoors weather permitting.
At this time of year, certain animals may be viewable to guests intermittently as weather dictates, e.g., anteaters, bush dogs, great apes, lemurs, lion-tailed macaques, tree kangaroos, aardvarks, and warthogs. These animals may not be visible on cold mornings but could possibly be seen outdoors later in the day as temperatures rise. This also includes grey-crowned cranes, storks, African spoonbills and the ostrich.
Davey the binturong is safely tucked away for the winter. Look for him in the springtime! The pelicans are also staying inside until it's warm.
Fennec foxes can be seen in the former meerkat building.
Detroit Zoo Hours
The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through Labor Day (with extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesdays during July and August), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day after Labor Day through October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day).
Carousel – Open at 10:30 a.m. weekends only in April; open daily at 10 a.m. starting May 1
4-D Theater – Open at 10 a.m.
Simulator Ride – Open at 10 a.m.
Tauber Family Railroad – Open at 9 a.m. starting May 1
Concessions and Retail
The following areas are open daily:
Arctic Café/Starbucks – Open at 9 a.m.
Zoofari Market – Open at 9 a.m.
The following areas will be open daily starting May 1:
All Dippin' Dot locations (limited selection available inside Arctic Café)
Carousel Ice Cream
Trading Post Gifts
American Coney Island
Rackham Fountain Entrance – Open weekends only in April and May; open daily after Memorial Day
Membership sales booth – Open weekends only in April and May; open daily after Memorial Day
Monday, April 20
1 p.m. - Donkeys
Tuesday, April 21
1 p.m. - Mantella at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
Wednesday, April 22
1 p.m. - Yellow-spotted side neck turtles and giant South American turtles at the Holden Reptile Conservation Center
Thursday, April 23
1 p.m. - South bear den
Friday, April 24
1 p.m. - Wolverines
Saturday, April 25
1 p.m. - Barn owl
Sunday, April 26
1 p.m. - Lion-tailed macaques
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