October 20 - 26 , 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. 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!


Giraffe Update

Giraffes Jabari, Kivuli and their newborn calf may be seen outdoors intermittently today as the weather permits.


Fennec foxes are on exhibit in the meerkat building. The meerkats are off exhibit.

The former Rissman Playscape turf is under renovation; the play area is temporarily closed.


 

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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

Concessions and Retail

The following areas are open daily:
4D Theater (through 10/31) featuring the Curse of Skull Rock and Rio
Simulator Ride (through 10/31) featuring Journey 2
Arctic Café/Starbucks – Open at 10am
Zoofari Market – Open at 10am

The following areas are closed for the season:
All Dippin Dot Locations (limited selection available inside Arctic Café)
Carousel Grille
Carousel Ice Cream
Sweet Treats
Trading Post Gifts

The following areas are open weekends only:
Tauber Family Railroad
The Carousel
Rackham Fountain Membership entrance
Membership Sales booth
American Coney Island at 11am
Boardwalk Fries at 10:30am
Safari Grill at 11am
Arctic Outpost at 11am

The following area is open Wednesday-Sunday:
Detroit Popcorn at 11am

 


Animal Enrichment Schedule

Monday, October 20, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for zebras
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for rhinos

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for poison dart frogs at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for axolotl at the National Amphibian Conservation Center

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for black iguanas at the Holden Reptile Conservation Center
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for yellow-spotted side neck turtles and giant South American turtles at the Holden Reptile Conservation Center

Thursday, October 23, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk at the center bear den
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk at the seal overlook in the Arctic Ring of Life

Friday, October 24, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for tigers
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for anteaters

Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:30 a.m. – Smashing Pumpkins enrichment at great apes (treat-filled pumpkins)
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for birds at the Free-Flight Aviary
11 a.m. – Smashing Pumpkins enrichment at snow monkeys (Halloween ice treats)
11:30 a.m. – Smashing Pumpkins enrichment at polar bears (pumpkins)
Noon – Smashing Pumpkins enrichment at grizzly bears (pumpkins)
12:30 p.m. – Smashing Pumpkins enrichment at wolverines (piñata, pumpkins)
1 p.m. – Smashing Pumpkins enrichment at anteaters (Halloween treats)
1:30 p.m. – Smashing Pumpkins enrichment at vultures (treat-filled pumpkins)
2 p.m. – Smashing Pumpkins enrichment at river otters (Halloween ice treats)

Sunday, October 26, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for gorillas at the Great Apes of Harambee
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for lemurs

Back by popular demand ... there will be a second Smashing Pumpkins on Saturday, October 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come watch as our animals receive pumpkins filled with tasty treats to eat, play with, roll around in, tear apart and smash.
Enrichment Schedule:

• 10:30 a.m. – great apes (treat-filled pumpkins)
• 11 a.m. – snow monkeys (Halloween ice treats)
• 11:30 a.m. – polar bears (pumpkins)
• Noon – grizzly bears (pumpkins)
• 12:30 p.m. – wolverines (piñata, pumpkins)
• 1 p.m. – anteaters (Halloween treats)
• 1:30 p.m. – vultures (treat-filled pumpkins)
• 2 p.m. – river otters (Halloween ice treats)

 


 

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