A group of kids around a birthday cake

Kids can celebrate with thousands of animals, slither like a snake or glide like a vulture at our playground, and romp around 125 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Every birthday should be this memorable!

Non-Catered Picnics

  • $400 Picnic Tent Rental Fee
  • Picnic Site: 10am-1pm and 2 pm-5pm
  • Reserved tent with picnic tables
  • Available May-September
  • Reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance and are subject to availability


Pre-purchase 20 or more admission tickets:

  • Adults – $17
  • Children – $13
  • Children under 2 are free!
  • Parking – Car/Van – $8
  • Parking – Bus – $12

Enhance Your Birthday Celebration

  • Carousel – $3 per person
  • Wagon Rental – $9 per wagon
  • Train – $3
  • Update Wagon Rental – $10

All food and beverage must be prepared before bringing on-site. Off-site caterers are not permitted on-site. Heating, cooking or grilling is not accepted on-site. Pricing is subject to change.

To schedule your birthday party at the Detroit Zoo, fill out the form below.

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