Private Events


Become an instant hero at your company! 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!

  • Group Admission Rates

    20 or more

    Groups of 20 or more visiting at the same time can take advantage of discounted general admission pricing.

    Group admission rates valid during regular Zoo hours. The Detroit Zoo is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Parking may be paid in advance or at Main Admissions. Hours and prices are subject to change without notice.

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  • Tickets & More - Online Ticket Discount Program

    A Free Employee Benefit! - Your best year round general admission values!

    Detroit Zoo - Tickets and MoreThe Detroit Zoo offers an exciting and secure way for your employees, staff and members to purchase tickets online and enjoy savings with our discount program, Tickets & More! Participation in this program is absolutely FREE and easy to administer.

    Detroit Zoo tickets may be purchased securely online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through your own unique password-protected area of our website. Program participants simply log into their personalized store where they can purchase discounted general admission tickets, exclusive ticket packages and memberships in minutes. Upon completion of their transaction, they can then print their tickets from the convenience of a personal computer and enjoy a wonderful day at the Detroit Zoo.


    • Best year-round savings!
    • No deposit or down payment required by your organization.
    • Easy to administer without time-consuming paperwork or the handling of ticket sales.
    • Payment is made by participants directly to your secure store website using a credit card at the time of purchase.
    • Tickets may be purchased online and printed at home.
    • Free promotional materials readily available for your internal use.
    • Our Group Sales Manager will assist you with set-up and program administration.


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  • Picnics

    For groups of 100 or more

    The Taste Detroit Zoo Picnic is a high-value picnic package that combines Zoo admission plus a delicious traditional picnic meal with a catered meal. Let us help you maximize fun for your employees and reduce the time you have to spend coordinating your event. It couldn’t be easier to plan!

    Internal Sales Collateral – We’ll provide all of the free promotional materials you’ll need with email news updates, posters, brochures and maps.


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