Family Programs


Detroit Zoo - Zoo Tots

Zoo Tots

Sign up for our weekly Zoo Tots classes to enjoy quality one-on-one time with a special child in your life.  Our Zoo Tots programs provide fun and educational experiences for one preschool-age child paired with one adult caregiver. The adult participant may be a parent, grandparent, babysitter or any other adult excited about sharing this special time at the Zoo! All classes include activities and crafts designed to be completed with the assistance of the caregiver.

Please follow the link to see class descriptions and register for an age-appropriate class. Additional children and/or adults may not attend due to space constraints and program design, with the exception of a single newborn/infant being worn by an adult caregiver in a sling, wrap or other form of baby-wearing carrier.

Register Now!

Sign up for our weekly Zoo Tots classes to enjoy quality one-on-one time with a special child in your life.  Our Zoo Tots programs provide fun and educational experiences for one preschool-age child paired with one adult caregiver. The adult participant may be a parent, grandparent, babysitter or any other adult excited about sharing this special time at the Zoo! All classes include activities and crafts designed to be completed with the assistance of the caregiver.

Please follow the link to see class descriptions and register for an age-appropriate class. Additional children and/or adults may not attend due to space constraints and program design, with the exception of a single newborn/infant being worn by an adult caregiver in a sling, wrap or other form of baby-wearing carrier.

Register Now!


Detroit Zoo Education - Family Fun Events

Family Fun Nights

Enjoy an opportunity to spend an evening with us. Connect with your family and meet new friends through these evening experiences. You’ll be amazed at all the Zoo has to offer as you heighten your sense of wonder through stories, activities and experiences. Your senses will get a workout as you travel through the Zoo led by staff members, exploring what happens in the evening after everyone else heads home.

Register Now!

Enjoy an opportunity to spend an evening with us. Connect with your family and meet new friends through these evening experiences. You’ll be amazed at all the Zoo has to offer as you heighten your sense of wonder through stories, activities and experiences. Your senses will get a workout as you travel through the Zoo led by staff members, exploring what happens in the evening after everyone else heads home.

Register Now!


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Wildlife Adventure Stories

Wonder what it’s like to live in Africa? Listen to stories from our education specialist about growing up in rural Africa and being a safari guide. You’ll hear tales about hippos, lions, gorillas and more!

Current times:

  • Tuesdays – Fridays
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Discovery Studio on the second floor of the Ford Education Center

Wonder what it’s like to live in Africa? Listen to stories from our education specialist about growing up in rural Africa and being a safari guide. You’ll hear tales about hippos, lions, gorillas and more!

Current times:

  • Tuesdays – Fridays
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Discovery Studio on the second floor of the Ford Education Center