Party For The Planet

Earth Day | Green Day | Endangered Species Day | World Oceans Day

Free with Detroit Zoo admission | Free for members | Free Belle Isle Nature Center admission

 

Things are looking green this spring at the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS).

From April to June, the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center (BINC) will host not one, but four celebrations to honor the earth, promote sustainable living and encourage guests to make their community a greener place.

Hosted in partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and other AZA-accredited zoos, Party for the Planet aims to connect families to nature through activities and volunteer opportunities that improve the planet. With more than 120 participating zoos and aquariums, Party for the Planet is poised to be the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America.

What can I expect during Party for the Planet?

  • Four days of fun-filled events
  • Green education
  • Earth-friendly crafts
  • “Ed-zoo-cation” stations
  • And much more!

Do I need purchase tickets to Party for the Planet?

All Party for the Planet events at the Detroit Zoo are included with your Zoo admission purchase and are free to members. The Green Day celebration at the Belle Isle Nature Center is free and open to the general public.

 

 

The Party for the Planet Event Series includes the following four events:

 

World Oceans Day at the Detroit Zoo

June 8 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free with Zoo admission | Free for members

 The event series will conclude with World Oceans Day. Celebrate the waters that cover 71 percent of our planet as the DZS highlights ocean and water conservation and encourages you to keep waterways clean and connect with nature.

What to expect:

  • Specialized “ed-zoo-cation” stations
  • Talks with animal care and education staff
  • Resources to allow you and your family to continue caring for the planet at home

PURCHASE ZOO TICKETS

All guests visiting the Detroit Zoo who are not DZS members are required to purchase tickets in advance.

 

Virtual Earth Day Celebration

April 22 | All day Past event

Free

 The DZS is launching its Party for the Planet series on Earth Day, which historically focuses on education surrounding environmental issues and sustainability.

Tune into Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center social media channels for a day of virtual learning. DZS education staff will be posting throughout the day about what you can do to take care of the earth and local wildlife.

What to expect:

  • Green education from the comfort of your home
  • Multiple social media posts about Party for the Planet and environmental sustainability
  • Resources to allow you and your family to continue caring for the planet at home

This is a virtual event. No reservation required.

 

 

 

Green Day at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center

April 23 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Past event

Free with Detroit Zoo admission | Free for members | Free Belle Isle Nature Center admission

 With so much excitement surrounding environmental education, the DZS split its in-person Green Day celebration across multiple campuses. There will be events taking place at both the Detroit Zoo and the Belle Isle Nature Center. Join us at either location for a day full of hands-on education about how to take care of our planet!

What to expect at the Detroit Zoo:

  • Specialized “ed-zoo-cation” stations
  • Talks with animal care and education staff
  • The opportunity to participate in a citizen BioBlitz to identify local plant and animal species
  • Earth-friendly crafts
  • Resources to allow you and your family to continue caring for the planet at home

What to expect at the Belle Isle Nature Center:

  • A 100 percent free, outdoor day of fun
  • Nature hikes
  • Talks with conservation specialists
  • Opportunities to participate in citizen science initiatives
  • Earth-friendly crafts
  • Resources to allow you and your family to continue caring for the planet at home

 

PURCHASE ZOO TICKETS

All guests visiting the Detroit Zoo who are not DZS members are required to purchase tickets in advance.
BINC admission is complimentary for all.

 

 

 

Endangered Species Day at the Detroit Zoo

May 20 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Past event

Free with Zoo admission | Free for members

 Party for the Planet will continue at the Detroit Zoo even after Earth Month ends! For Endangered Species Day, Detroit Zoo staff have put together a day full of education to engage the public as the DZS and AZA work to save animals from extinction. Learn what you can do to help save your favorite animals, from cleaning the environment to building sustainable habitats.

What to expect:

  • Specialized “ed-zoo-cation” stations
  • Talks with animal care and education staff
  • Resources to allow you and your family to continue caring for the planet at home

 

PURCHASE ZOO TICKETS

All guests visiting the Detroit Zoo who are not DZS members are required to purchase tickets in advance.

 

 

Don’t miss out on these four unique chances to celebrate our planet at the wildest place in town!