Apr. 14 - Apr. 20, 2014
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. As you plan your visit to the Detroit Zoo, 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!

The red pandas are off exhibit TFN.



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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).

 Attractions

The following paid rides and attractions are open:
• Wild Adventure Zone
   • 4-D Theater – now showing "Rio: The 4-D Experience" and "Grizzly Bears: 4-D Experience"
   • Simulator Ride – now showing "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"
• Carousel (weather permitting)

The following paid rides and attractions are closed:

• Tauber Family Railroad ("back on track" May 1)

• 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 open for Bunnyville and will be open thereafter, weather dependant:
• Safari Grill
• American Coney Island
• Carousel Ice Cream
• Sweet Treats
• Boardwalk Fries
• Detroit Popcorn
• Dippin' Dots
• Arctic Outpost
• Trading Post Gifts

The following food service location is closed until further notice:
• Carousel Grille



Animal Enrichment Schedule

Monday, April 14, 2014

11:00 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for steer at the Barn
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for kudu at African antelope

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

11:00 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for aquatic caecilians at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for hellbenders at the National Amphibian Conservation Center

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

11:00 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for black iguanas  at the Holden Reptile Conservation Center
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, April 17, 2014

11:00 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at the Pack Ice Overlook in the Arctic Ring of Life
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at rear bear den

Friday, April 18, 2014

10:30 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at tigers
12:30 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at wolverines

Saturday, April 19, 2014

11:30 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at penguins
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at the free-flight aviary

Sunday, April 20, 2014

11:00 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at chimpanzees
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at lemurs

 


 

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Veterans Day

 

The Detroit Zoo is offering free admission to all active and retired military with ID on Monday, November 11, 2013, in observance of Veterans Day.

 

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Concessions and Retail

The following food service and retail locations are open daily:

• Arctic Café (Closed for maintenance Monday, Nov. 4, and Tuesday, Nov. 5; American Coney Island will be open those two days.)


The following food service and retail locations are closed for the season:

• Safari Grill

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