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Penguin Mania to Ensue at Sunset at the Zoo June 10

Black-and-white bash celebrates penguins’ new home

May 2, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society’s annual Sunset at the Zoo fundraiser, presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions, is the hottest ticket in town for the coolest event of the summer.  Themed “Penguin Palooza” in celebration of the Detroit Zoo’s new Polk Penguin Conservation Center, Sunset takes place Friday, June 10, 2016, 7-11:30 p.m.  The 21-and-older event is […]

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Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo May 13-14

April 22, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 40 local animal welfare organizations, will host the spring 2016 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, May 13, 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and […]

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Polk Penguin Conservation Center Opens April 18 at Detroit Zoo

April 13, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo has built a home fit for a king – penguin, that is – and a gentoo, macaroni and rockhopper, too.  More than 80 of these aquatic birds are settling into their spacious new digs at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center as the Zoo prepares to unveil the facility […]

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Tri-County Seniors Invited to Free Days at Detroit Zoo

Spring events to be held April 27 and May 24

April 11, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Senior citizens living in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are invited to enjoy two free days at the Detroit Zoo this spring.  The Senior Day events will be held Wednesday, April 27, and Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Seniors 62 and older and a caregiver receive complimentary admission and parking. Senior […]

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Detroit Zoo Members Among First to See New Penguin Center

April 7, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

With the April 18 opening of the Polk Penguin Conservation Center less than two weeks away, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is planning 12 after-hours events for its members. These special evening events – collectively called MemberFest – will be held April 18-21, April 25-28 and May 2-5, giving members exclusive access to the new […]

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