Tickets: $2

Take a ride on the wild side!

The 36-foot custom-made, wood-and-brass Carousel is adorned with 33 brilliant hand-carved, hand-painted figures, including traditional carousel horses as well as a colorful collection of other mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, snakes, fish, seahorses, dinosaurs and an ADA-compliant peacock chariot.

Located adjacent to the Arctic Café and the Carousel Ice Cream Station.

Placed in the heart of the Detroit Zoo, the Carousel is designed to be a major gathering place for Zoo visitors. It has a capacity of 546 riders per hour and provides rides for more than one million Zoo visitors a year. It was custom-designed by The Carousel Works, the world’s largest manufacturer of wooden carousels.

Pricing and Tickets
  • Carousel Rental

    The attraction also can be rented for private parties, weddings and corporate functions.

    For rental information, contact Sherri Chmiel at (248) 336-5805 or