Detroit Zoological Society

This is your one-stop shop for information about your Detroit Zoo. Learn about our mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife as well as our history and interesting facts.

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Press Room

Find out what is making news at the Detroit Zoo.  You can find our up-to-date press releases as well as a running archive of past press releases here.

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A sandhill crane standing in a pond
Great Lakes Nature Center

A sandhill crane standing in a pond

Coming Soon to Macomb County Nature attraction will focus on conservation of the Great Lakes About The Detroit Zoological Society has selected Macomb County as the home of the Great Lakes Nature Center, which will focus on the water and wildlife of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Nature Center will be home to a […]

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The Belle Isle Nature Center building in early autumn
Belle Isle Nature Center

The Belle Isle Nature Center building in early autumn

Brining the Wilds of Michigan to the Heart of Detroit The Belle Isle Nature Center  is located on the beautiful Belle Isle State Park, which offers the perfect location for educational, environmental and natural experiences in the metro Detroit area. This also makes it possible for the Nature Center to provide excellent educational experiences for schools, […]

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Detroit Zoo - Greenprint
Greenprint

Detroit Zoo - Greenprint

Join us on the Green Journey! Learn about the Greenprint, our unique roadmap to sustainability. Dozens of cutting-edge sustainable initiatives have been implemented, including the construction of the nation’s first anaerobic digester, and the elimination of water bottles from Zoo concessions.

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Community and Economic Reports

Your Detroit Zoo impacts the tri-county area and Michigan in general in many positive ways. Our Community Impact and Economic Impact reports are available here as PDF downloads.

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Financial Information

The Detroit Zoological Society is a nonprofit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center. Learn more about our high ratings with Charity Navigator and Guidestar and read our certified financial reports here.

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Purchasing

The Purchasing Department is responsible for overseeing the procurement activities of the Detroit Zoological Society. This page assures all our procurement activities are transparent, ethical, legal and done in a professional manner. Potential and current vendors can view Requests for Proposals and Requests for Quotes here.

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Jobs

Find full-time, part-time and seasonal employment opportunities here. The Detroit Zoological Society is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to diversity in our workforce. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse screening.

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Travel Programs

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The Detroit Zoological Society can be your passport to adventure. Travel with staff, volunteers, and friends of the Detroit Zoological Society all over the world to celebrate and save wildlife. Stay informed of upcoming trips by signing up for email updates!

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Contact Us

View Frequently Asked Questions or fill out our Question, Suggestion or Comment form to get in touch with us. We appreciate all feedback.

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