Dec. 2 - Dec. 8, 2013
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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).
We are improving the home of the Japanese macaques, aka snow monkeys. The animals are temporarily off exhibit until further notice.
Great Apes of Harambee
While improvements are being made to the south side of the exhibit, gorillas/drills and chimpanzees can be alternately seen on the north side.
The following paid rides and attractions are closed:
• Wild Adventure Zone
o 4-D Theater (open during Wild Lights with "The Polar Express 4-D Experience")
o Simulator Ride (open during Wild Lights with "Happy Feet: Mumble's Wild Ride")
• Tauber Family Railroad
• Giraffe Encounter
The following free exhibit is open daily:
• Science On a Sphere
Concessions and Retail
The following food service and retail locations are open daily:
• Arctic Café
• Zoofari Market
The following food service and retail locations are closed for the season:
• Safari Grill
• American Coney Island
• Carousel Ice Cream
• Sweet Treats
• Boardwalk Fries
• Detroit Popcorn
• Carousel Grille
• Dippin' Dots
• Arctic Outpost
• Trading Post Gifts
• Tamba Market
Animal Enrichment Schedule
Monday, Dec. 2
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for donkeys at the Barn
Tuesday, Dec. 3
1:00 p.m. – Keeper talk about live feed enrichment at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
Wednesday, Dec. 4
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for yellow spotted side neck turtles and giant South American turtles at the Holden Reptile Conservation Center
Thursday, Dec. 5
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at seal overlook in the Arctic Ring of Life
Friday, Dec. 6
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at tigers
Saturday, Dec. 7
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for vultures next to camel habitat
Sunday, Dec. 8
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for gorillas at Great Apes of Harambee
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