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!

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Birthday Picnic

  • $400 Picnic Tent Rental Fee
  • Picnic Site: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Reserved tent with picnic tables
  • Available April through 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 – $14
  • Children – $11
  • Children under 2 are free!
  • Parking – Car/Van – $8
  • Parking – Bus – $12

Enhance Your Birthday Celebration

  • 4-D Theater – $5 per person
  • Simulator Ride – $5 per person
  • Carousel – $2 per person
  • Tauber Family Railroad -$3 per person (one-way ride)
  • Wagon Rental – $9 per wagon

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, call (248) 336-5752 or fill out the form below.

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