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Celebrate World Oceans Day at the Detroit Zoo June 10

Get a dose of Vitamin Z while learning about the seas

June 4, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Detroit Zoo guests are invited to “seas” the day on Monday, June 10, by celebrating World Oceans Day. Special activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will provide visitors the opportunity to learn about the world’s oceans, which cover more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. Learning activities and zookeeper talks will highlight the […]

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‘Zoom to the Zoo’ with a SMART – and Sustainable – Transit Option

Be green and save green, one bus ride at a time

May 30, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and SMART are protecting the environment one bus ride at a time – while improving accessibility for Detroit Zoo-goers – with its partnership called “Zoom to the Zoo”.  Running through September 30, a busload of perks awaits those who take advantage of the SMART FAST Woodward express service with a […]

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Spread Your Wings for Butterflies at the Detroit Zoo June 1

Hands-on activities will recognize Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

May 28, 2019

Royal Oak 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is celebrating Butterfly Education and Awareness Day on Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Detroit Zoo. Through various hands-on activities, visitors will learn about the significance of butterflies in the environment and how to protect these insects at home. “Pollinator Talks” will take place at […]

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Celebrate World Otter Day at the Detroit Zoo May 29

Activities focus on conservation of these otterly amazing animals

May 22, 2019

Royal Oak 

Join the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) for a celebration of World Otter Day on Wednesday, May 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Detroit Zoo’s Edward Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat. Through engaging activities, visitors can learn more about the role otters play in the environment, the threats they’re facing in the wild, […]

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Detroit Zoo Boosts Local Economy with Impact of More Than $167 Million in 2018

Five-year study shows average annual economic impact of $175 million

May 20, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

An analysis of the economic impacts associated with the operation of the Detroit Zoo has found that the largest paid family attraction in Michigan had a total economic impact of $167.6 million in the Metro Detroit community in 2018.  The study by Conventions, Sports and Leisure International showed an average annual economic impact of more […]

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