Nocturnal Adventures

Monthly dates through 2024
5:30 - 9 pm

Select dates on sale now!

Ever wonder what the animals are up to as the sun goes down? Find out when you join us after hours for a Nocturnal Adventure at the Detroit Zoo! During this exclusive, one-of-a-kind tour, you will get to explore the Zoo like never before and see animals you might not encounter during the day. Join a group of fellow animal lovers when you purchase a general admission ticket or enjoy an intimate experience when you sign up for a private evening!

What Can I Expect During Nocturnal Adventures?

  • A tour of the Zoo at dusk featuring animals you may not see during the day
  • Complimentary s’mores
  • Educational activities
  • Pizza dinner, salad and refreshments (included in the individual ticket evenings, optional for private group evenings)
  • Complimentary souvenir photo of your group
Advance ticket purchase is required as space is limited.

Tickets Details

General Admission: $65
Dates: Jan. 19, 2024, Feb. 16, 2024, March 22, 2024, Apr. 20, 2024, May 4, 2024, June 4, 2024, Aug. 2, 2024, Sept. 20, Sept. 27, 2024, Nov. 1, 2024


  • Admission to Nocturnal Adventure
  • Parking
  • Dinner




Discover the Zoo at dusk and host your next adventure with friends, family and colleagues. Did you know you can book a private Nocturnal Adventure experience? This is the perfect opportunity for a Scout outing, a company retreat or a night out with your loved ones.

This exclusive opportunity is going to fill up fast. With limited days available throughout 2024, be sure to book your next Nocturnal Adventure soon!

Private groups (not including dinner): $900 (up to 20 participants) | Attendee add on*: $45
Private groups + dinner: $1,300 (up to 20 participants) | Attendee add on*: $65
Dates: March 29, 2024, Aug. 9, 2024, Sept. 13, 2024, Nov. 8, 2024


  • Admission for up to 20 participants to Nocturnal Adventures (additional attendees can be added on for additional cost*)
  • Parking
  • Dinner (optional add on)


*Maximum of 50 total group participants allowed.


Full 2024 Nocturnal Adventures Schedule


  • Friday, Jan. 19 (on sale now)
  • Friday, Feb. 16 (Tickets on sale Dec. 5)
  • Friday, March 22 (Tickets on sale Dec. 5)
  • Saturday, April 20 (Tickets on sale Dec. 5)
  • Saturday, May 4 (Tickets on sale April 2)
  • Tuesday, June 4 (Tickets on sale April 2)
  • Friday, Aug. 2nd (Tickets on sale April 2)
  • Friday, Sept. 20 (Tickets on sale July 9)
  • Friday, Sept. 27 (Tickets on sale July 9)
  • Friday, Nov. 1 (Tickets on sale July 9)



  • Friday, March 29 (Tickets on sale Dec. 5)
  • Saturday, May 18 (Tickets on sale April 2)  SOLD OUT
  • Friday, June 28 (Tickets on sale April 2)  SOLD OUT
  • Friday, Aug. 9 (Tickets on sale April 2)
  • Friday, Sept. 13 (Tickets on sale July 9)
  • Friday, Nov. 8 (Tickets on sale July 9)




How Does Nocturnal Adventures Support the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) Mission?

By attending events hosted by the Detroit Zoo, you are directly supporting the DZS mission of creating meaningful connections between people, animals and the natural world so all can thrive. Your event admission provides support so that DZS can continue to demonstrate extraordinary leadership in conservation, animal welfare, education and environmental sustainability.