General Admission Prices:
Adult, 15 years - 61 - $14
*Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Cars/Vans - $6 per vehicle
A Detroit Zoo membership could pay for itself in as little as two visits!
You can apply your general admission receipt towards the purchase of a membership!*
*A portion of your admission fee will be applied to your membership with
Membership has its privileges. A Detroit Zoo membership provides a year's supply of "Vitamin Z" with free daytime admission and parking to the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo, discounts at Zoo gift shops and many other benefits. Prices range from $53 to $160. Residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties receive $10 off all categories and can purchase up to four gift memberships at the discounted rate. Learn more about gift memberships
All Riders - $5 per person
(School Groups - $4 per person)
Price - $5 per person
(School Groups - $4 per person)
Tauber Family Railroad
One-way fare - $3
Under 36" - FREE
(Operates daily May - September; weekends in October)
$2 per person
$5/piece of giraffe food
*Operating hours may vary from Zoo hours.
Single Strollers: $7
Double Strollers: $9
Wheelchairs: $10 (valid driver's license required as deposit)
Electric Convenience Vehicles**: $25 (valid driver's license required as deposit - reservations NOT accepted.)
** We have a limited number of ECV's available for rental. Personal units are allowed and recommended.
EdZOOcation Field Trip Programs:
Field Trip Experience: $2 per person, not including admission.
Discover our Ford Education Center and the wonderful opportunities that await you and your students! Our programs complement Michigan Science Grade Level Content Expectations. Classroom Field Trip Programs include a multi-media presentation and a hands-on bio-fact experience. Click here to view our variety of Field Trip Experiences!
Guided Docent Tours: $2 per person, not including admission.
Guided walking tours on the topic of your choice are available September-April for students, scout troops and other groups.
ADULT (15-61 yrs.) $12.50
CHILD (2-14 yrs.) $9
SENIOR (62+ yrs.) $9
To make a group reservation call (248) 541-5717, ext. 3300, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discount does not apply to orders placed by phone.
Group admission rates valid during regular Zoo hours. The Detroit Zoo is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Parking may be paid in advance or at Main Admissions. Hours and prices are subject to change without notice.
For groups with special needs, call (248) 541-5717, ext. 3300.
For more group sales information, contact Jenise E. Collins, Group Sales Manager, at (248) 336-5841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School rates are available September 1 – June 30. Please see Group Admission Pricing for July and August reservations.
School Group Rates (Nursery/Pre-school - College)
Groups receiving School Group admission rates must provide one adult (18+ years old) chaperone per ten (10) students, and chaperones must stay with students at all times regardless of age. Students found without a chaperone will be held in the Security Office.
Student - $7
Adult Chaperone - $7
School Groups- Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County
(Discount price is subject to PRE-PAYMENT and zip code verification.)
Student - $5
Adult Chaperone - $5
Tauber Train tickets - $3
Please call (248) 541-5717 ext. 3300 for details, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.