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Visit your Detroit Zoo with family and friends and experience our wildlife in their natural habitats.

Schedule your personal experience today!

For more information and reservations, please call (248) 336-5836, or email us This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Reservations must be made two weeks in advance and are non-refundable.

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Mingle with the Macaronis (Rockhoppers and Kings, too!)
Want to know how penguins stay warm, eat and play while living in their icy cold habitat? Get up close and personal with them at the Zoo! Under the guidance and supervision of one of the Zoo’s penguin keepers, you will be able to interact with the penguins in their habitat. Your visit will last approximately one hour and includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the keeper area and the incubation/nursery area. Once inside the habitat, you’ll meet some of our 60-plus penguins. Many photo opportunities will present themselves as you hand-feed our rockhopper and macaroni penguins.
  • Mingles are conducted from1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Offered year-round unless penguins are molting or breeding
  • Groups limited to five people
  • Children must be 7 and older and accompanied by an adult
  • Participants should be able to climb stairs.
    Cost is $600.00 per group.
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Take a Guided ZooTour
Be the first to greet your Zoo’s animal residents as they wake up and go through their morning routines after you and your guests enjoy a boxed breakfast in our lush picnic grove. You will ride in comfort in an eco-friendly, zero-emission electric cart while your senses take in the Zoo’s 125 acres of naturalistic animal habitats. Your experience also includes a special zookeeper talk at one of your favorite animal habitats.
  • Tours begin a half-hour before the Zoo opens; 9:30 a.m (fall and winter) and 8:30 a.m. (spring and summer)
  • Offered year-round
  • Groups limited to five people; minimum of two people
  • Children must be 7 and older accompanied by an adult
    Cost is $250 for two people; each additional person is $100.
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Breakfast with the Giraffes
Breakfast with the Giraffes is breakfast for all! You will enjoy a continental breakfast with our tallest Zoo animals. After you dine, they dine! You and your guests will have our giraffes eating out of the palms of your hands. A zookeeper will guide you through the feeding process and provide a wealth of information about our giraffes.
  • Breakfasts from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. (fall), 8 to 9:15 a.m. (spring and summer)
  • Offered May thru September on Mondays and Saturdays
  • Groups limited to five people
  • Children must be 5 and older and accompanied by an adult
    Cost is $500 per group
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Breakfast with the Butterflies
Enjoy a continental breakfast in the tropics as beautiful butterflies surround you and your guests! During breakfast, a zookeeper will share the secrets of butterfly watching in the garden and in the wild followed by an opportunity to prepare chrysalises for display and release new butterflies in the garden. The morning will flutter by but the memories will last forever.
  • Breakfasts from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. (fall and winter), 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. (spring and summer)
  • Offered year-round
  • Groups limited to five people
  • Children must be 7 and older and accompanied by an adult
    Cost is $300 per group