GreenFest

April 20 & 21 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Free with Zoo admission | Free for members

Join us at the Detroit Zoo for this celebration of sustainability and environmental stewardship! GreenFest, presented by Consumers Energy, will further ignite your passion toward eco-conscious habits.

What can we expect at GreenFest?

  • Captivating live music from local artists
  • A variety of green food trucks with cuisine for all pallets
  • A sustainable marketplace shopping experience
  • Hands-on activities led by local environmental experts and community groups
  • A Connection Station for guests to be immersed into our green journey
  • Access to explore the Zoo’s naturalistic 125 acres
  • Animal engagements throughout the Zoo
  • Event-themed photo opportunities

What’s new at GreenFest 2024?

Come early and enjoy a “poo-sitively” exciting prize! The first 250 groups to enter the Zoo on each event date will take home a 2-gallon bucket of Zoo Poo – compost created from waste collected at the Zoo, including manure, bedding and food waste! This compost with a cause is perfect to grow your garden or plant paradise. Vouchers are claimed at the entrance and redeemed upon exiting the Zoo*.

*One voucher per household.

Do I need tickets to attend GreenFest?

GreenFest is included with your purchase of admission to the Detroit Zoo on April 20 and 21, and the event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular Zoo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. GreenFest is free for members.

Drive toward a greener tomorrow! Lithia Motors will display several electric vehicles at GreenFest, allowing you to see and feel the future of transportation. Learn more.

How does GreenFest support the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) mission?

GreenFest will promote sustainability and eco-friendly practices through fun activities and educational displays, encouraging guests to make the world a greener place. Your event admission also provides support so that the DZS can continue to demonstrate extraordinary leadership in environmental sustainability. 

To support the highest level of well-being, animals living at the Detroit Zoo choose where to spend time within their habitats. This includes both their indoor and outdoor living spaces, as well as parts of their habitats that are hidden from public view. While habitats will be open for this event, animals may choose to be out of sight. We appreciate your understanding and support of our goal to provide the best possible care for the animals who call the Detroit Zoo home.