Families

Zoo Tots at Home

Zoo Tots is back! We have modified this popular program to bring you Zoo Tots at Home, a series of self-guided adventures designed for children ages two to four. Activities can be completed with your family in the safety of your home, yard or local park — or during a visit to the Detroit Zoo!

Each session of Zoo Tots at Home includes one materials packet and 30-day access to our Zoo Tots virtual classroom. The packet contains materials to create one fun craft; it also has a collectable Get Outside! card highlighting an outdoor activity. The Zoo Tots virtual classroom will feature a video story time, hike and craft, and provide an interactive space where participants can share creations and ask questions.

After registration, classroom links will be sent through email and materials packets will be available for pick up at the Zoo. Shipping is available for an additional fee.

Contact education@dzs.org with program questions.

Register Now

Zoo Tots is back! We have modified this popular program to bring you Zoo Tots at Home, a series of self-guided adventures designed for children ages two to four. Activities can be completed with your family in the safety of your home, yard or local park — or during a visit to the Detroit Zoo!

Each session of Zoo Tots at Home includes one materials packet and 30-day access to our Zoo Tots virtual classroom. The packet contains materials to create one fun craft; it also has a collectable Get Outside! card highlighting an outdoor activity. The Zoo Tots virtual classroom will feature a video story time, hike and craft, and provide an interactive space where participants can share creations and ask questions.

After registration, classroom links will be sent through email and materials packets will be available for pick up at the Zoo. Shipping is available for an additional fee.

Contact education@dzs.org with program questions.

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.