Families

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 note, children and their adult caregiver will be required to wear appropriate masks at all times. Additional adults and children (including infants) may not attend due to space constraints and program design.

Please follow the link to see class descriptions and register for an age-appropriate class.

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 note, children and their adult caregiver will be required to wear appropriate masks at all times. Additional adults and children (including infants) may not attend due to space constraints and program design.

Please follow the link to see class descriptions and register for an age-appropriate class.

Register Now


Two rhinos

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!

All in-person education programs have been temporarily suspended. Please check back soon for future dates.

If you want to watch our digital Wildlife Adventure Stories as part of our Virtual Vitamin Z series, click here.

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!

All in-person education programs have been temporarily suspended. Please check back soon for future dates.

If you want to watch our digital Wildlife Adventure Stories as part of our Virtual Vitamin Z series, click here.


Chimpanzees

Zoo Tots 1

Bring a favorite adult for a zooper time at the Detroit Zoo! This program includes eight 45-minute classes that meet indoors each week. Each class focuses on a different type of animal while developing preschool social and academic skills. Classes include a story, activity and craft in the Ford Education Center.

All in-person education programs have been temporarily suspended. Please check back soon for future dates.

Bring a favorite adult for a zooper time at the Detroit Zoo! This program includes eight 45-minute classes that meet indoors each week. Each class focuses on a different type of animal while developing preschool social and academic skills. Classes include a story, activity and craft in the Ford Education Center.

All in-person education programs have been temporarily suspended. Please check back soon for future dates.


Chimpanzee

Zoo Tots 2

Join us for more zooper times with Zoo Tots II! Each 75-minute class of this six-week program features a different area of the world and the animals that live there. Classes include map interaction, stories, hikes to see animal habitats in the Zoo and craft activities to take home.

All in-person education programs have been temporarily suspended. Please check back soon for future dates.

Join us for more zooper times with Zoo Tots II! Each 75-minute class of this six-week program features a different area of the world and the animals that live there. Classes include map interaction, stories, hikes to see animal habitats in the Zoo and craft activities to take home.

All in-person education programs have been temporarily suspended. Please check back soon for future dates.


Giraffes

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.

All in-person education programs have been temporarily suspended. Please check back soon for future dates.

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.

All in-person education programs have been temporarily suspended. Please check back soon for future dates.