Corporate Events

Detroit Zoo - Corporate Events

Become an instant hero at your company by planning your next corporate event at the Detroit Zoo!

Each year we host hundreds of groups and events at the Zoo from 20 to several thousand people through a variety of discount admission, picnic and private catered events.

Whether you want to fire up team spirit through a delicious catered picnic for your employees and their families, create an elegant and unique retirement dinner, provide a memorable team building experience, or take advantage of year-round discounts for employees, our sales associates are eager to help you get the ball rolling!

To schedule your event at the Detroit Zoo, call (248) 336-5805 or fill out the form below.

  • Corporate Events Form
  • Picnic Buffet Packages

    Detroit Zoo - Picnic Buffet Packages

    Picnic Buffet Packages Flyer (PDF)

     

    All-American Buffet – $43

    • Grilled hamburgers and Dearborn 100% beef hot dogs (Vegan option available upon request)
    • Fresh buns, assorted cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and condiments
    • Baked beans and potato salad
    • Chocolate chip cookies
    • Assorted Pepsi products and water

    Old-Fashioned BBQ Buffet – $46

    • Pulled pork and BBQ chicken breast (Vegan option available upon request)
    • Fresh buns, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and condiments
    • Baked beans and potato salad
    • Chocolate chip cookies
    • Assorted Pepsi products and water

    Grove Grill Buffet – $49

    • Hot dogs, hamburgers, and BBQ chicken or pulled pork (Vegan option available upon request)
    • Fresh buns, cheddar cheese, pickles and condiments
    • Baked beans, potato salad and macaroni and cheese
    • Chocolate chip cookies
    • Assorted Pepsi products and water

    Buffet Packages Include:

    All-day Admission to the Zoo Parking is additional $8 per car; $12 per bus
    Covered Picnic Site 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    seating for 80% of final guest count
    Food and Beverage Service 1 hour
    • All packages require a minimum of 100 guests, or additional service fee of $150 will be added.
    • Bar services available for additional purchase.
    • Consuming raw or uncooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

    Ala Carte Selections*
    (Additional 21% service charge plus 6% sales tax for all add-ons)

    • Dearborn 100% beef hot dogs  – $4 per person
    • BBQ pulled chicken – $4.25 per person
    • Vegan italian sausage – $4 per person
    • Chicken breast with maple brown sugar BBQ sauce – $6 per person
    • Corn on the cob – $3 per person
    • Old fashioned coleslaw – $4.25 per person
    • Watermelon – $4 per person
    • Fruit Salad – $4 per person
    • Pasta salad with fresh veggies – $4 per person
    • Garden salad with ranch and balsamic – $4 per person
    • Baked macaroni and cheese – $4.50 per person
    • Cotton candy – $4 per person
    • Popcorn – $4 per person
    • Potato chips – $2 per person
    • All-day souvenir fountain cup – $8 per person
    • Empty reusable water bottle – $3 per person
      • (Have them filled for $1.00 more per person)

    Enhance Your Picnic

    • Face painting – $110 per hour (Approximately 20 faces per hour)
    • 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

    Total Experience Value Package

    To enhance your picnic, add four tickets to any ride or attraction (Simulator Ride, 4-D Theater, one-way ride on the Tauber Family Railroad and Carousel). – $12 per person