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Detroit Zoo - Wildlife Interpretive Gallery

Wildlife Interpretive Gallery

The original glass-domed building was designed by the architect William H. Creaser and built in 1926 as the Bird House. Renovated as the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery in 1995, the 10,000-square-foot facility is designed to start the Zoo experience by sparking imagination and interpreting the relationship between humans and the natural world over time and in different cultures. Nothing like it exists in other zoos – and it is intended to help visitors experience, understand, enjoy and celebrate wildlife.