Yoga at the Zoo

Select Mondays in February, March and April | 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Select Tuesdays in February and March | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Select Tuesdays in April | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Members: $30 per session • $125 for 5-session punch pass

General public: $35 per session • $145 for 5-session punch pass

 
Go Zen at the Zoo while connecting with your favorite animals! Grab your mat, fill your reusable water bottle and get ready to relax. Yoga at the Zoo, winter edition, is back!

What Can I Expect During Yoga at the Zoo?

  • Meditative flow that is suitable for all skill levels
  • A featured animal or Zoo department for each session
  • An engaging chat about the featured animal or Zoo department

Yoga sessions are coed and limited to guests ages 13 years and older. Guests under the age of 18 require parental consent to participate. Guests must be at least 16 years old to attend without a parent or guardian.

Yoga at the Zoo is a rain or shine event. All locations are subject to change.

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.

What’s New at Yoga at the Zoo

The Ron Kagan Wildlife Interpretive Gallery is back as one of the locations in this year’s lineup! This serene indoor space — which is home to beautiful butterflies and birds — is the perfect place to connect with your inner flow.

Yoga at the Zoo Tickets

Advance ticket purchase is required as space is limited, and the event may sell out.

A la Carte Sessions: Members • $25 | General public • $30

  • Yoga admission
  • Parking
  • Complimentary Detroit Zoo admission ticket (handed out upon completion of session)
    • New this year: Complimentary tickets are going virtual! Use your Yoga admission ticket barcode to access your complimentary ticket during a future visit.

5-Class Punch Pass: Members • $125 | General public • $145

  • Admission to five morning and/or evening Yoga sessions of your choosing
  • Parking
  • Complimentary Detroit Zoo admission ticket (five tickets total)
    • New this year: Complimentary tickets are going virtual! Use your Yoga admission ticket barcode to access your complimentary ticket during a future visit.

5-Class Punch Pass ticketholders are required to register for all five of their desired classes at point of purchase.
 

 
 

Buy the Five-Class Punch Pass and save!

 
Sign up for any FIVE classes, morning or evening, with the Five-Class Punch Pass.

5-Class Punch Pass: Members • $125 | General public • $145

  • Admission to five morning and/or evening Yoga sessions of your choosing
  • Parking
  • Complimentary Detroit Zoo admission ticket (five tickets total)

 

5-Class Punch Pass ticketholders are required to register for all five of their desired classes at point of purchase.

 
 

WINTER YOGA LOCATIONS (FEB.-APRIL 2024)

FEBRUARY
Date Time Location Chat Topic Capacity
Feb. 5 8 – 9am Holden Reptile Conservation Center Reptiles 20
Feb. 6 4 – 5pm ❌ (SOLD OUT) River Otters Building River otters 12
Feb. 12 8 – 9am ❌ (SOLD OUT) Arctic Ring of Life Polar bears 20
Feb. 13 4 – 5pm Ford Education Center

*Zookeeper talk will take place in the National Amphibian Conservation Center

Amphibians 25
Feb. 19 8 – 9am Ford Education Center DZS Animal Welfare 25
Feb. 20 4 – 5pm ❌ (SOLD OUT) Wildlife Interpretive Gallery Butterflies 25
Feb. 26 8 – 9am Holden Reptile Conservation Center Reptiles 20
Feb. 27 4 – 5pm ❌ (SOLD OUT) Arctic Ring of Life Sea otters 20

MARCH
Date Time Location Chat Topic Capacity
March 4 8 – 9am ❌ (SOLD OUT) Polk Penguin Conservation Center Penguins 17
March 5 4 – 5pm ❌ (SOLD OUT) Arctic Ring of Life Polar bears 20
March 11 8 – 9am Ford Education Center DZS Sustainability 25
March 12 4 – 5pm Holden Reptile Conservation Center Reptiles 20
March 18 8 – 9am Wildlife Interpretive Gallery Birds 25
March 19 4 – 5pm Ford Education Center

*Zookeeper talk will take place in the National Amphibian Conservation Center

Amphibians 25
March 25 8 – 9am Ford Education Center DZS Conservation 25
March 26 4 – 5pm ❌ (SOLD OUT) Polk Penguin Conservation Center Penguins 17

APRIL
Date Time Location Chat Topic Capacity
April 1 8 – 9am Wildlife Interpretive Gallery Butterflies 25
April 2 5 – 6pm ❌ (SOLD OUT) River Otters Building River otters 12
April 8 8 – 9am Wildlife Interpretive Gallery DZS Education 25
April 9 5 – 6pm Ford Education Center “Fur, Fangs, Feathers &

Fins” Art Exhibit

12
April 15 8 – 9am ❌ (SOLD OUT) Polk Penguin Conservation Center Penguins 17
April 16 5 – 6pm Wildlife Interpretive Gallery Birds 25
April 22 8 – 9am Arctic Ring of Life Sea otters 20
April 23 5 – 6pm ❌ (SOLD OUT) Polk Penguin Conservation Center Penguins 17
April 29 8 – 9am River Otters Building River otters 12
April 30 5 – 6pm ❌ (SOLD OUT)Arctic Ring of Life Polar bears 20

 

How Does Yoga at the Zoo 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.

Not only is yoga a healthy form of exercise, but it is also a chance to connect with your surroundings. By focusing each yoga session on a particular habitat, you are directly connecting with the animal stories at the Detroit Zoo.