Learning Labs

Turn a trip to the Detroit Zoo into an educational experience by providing students an opportunity to explore topics such as life science, conservation and zoo career paths.

Select a Learning Lab below to learn more and request a reservation.

Learning Lab groups enter the Zoo at the Rackham Fountain Entrance and have access to a covered lunch location.


  • $400 for Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County groups
  • $470 for all other counties

What Is Included

  •  Admission for up to 35 students and 7 adults, per group
  • Additional adults are:
    • $8 for Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties
    • $10 for all other counties
  • Learning Lab
  • Bus drop-off and pick-up at the Rackham Fountain Entrance
  • Education staff meet the buses at arrival
  • Sheltered lunch location

Pre-payment is required.  If payment is not received three weeks prior to scheduled date, your reservation will be cancelled.  For a full refund, cancellations must be made four weeks prior to trip.

  • Group reservations must be made at least 30 days prior to your visit.
  • Please note that some days are not available due to special events or capacity limitations.
  • You will receive a confirmation statement with further instructions within one week from date received.