Picnics

For groups of 100 guests or more, we offer the Taste Detroit Zoo Picnic, a high-value picnic package that combines Zoo admission plus a delicious traditional picnic 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!

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

  • Picnic Form
  • Picnic Buffet Packages

    Detroit Zoo - Picnic Buffet Packages

    All-American Buffet – $42

    • Grilled hamburgers, Dearborn 100% beef hot dogs and vegan burgers (upon request)
    • Fresh buns, assorted cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and condiments
    • Baked beans and potato salad
    • Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
    • Assorted Pepsi products and water

    Old-Fashioned BBQ Buffet – $46

    • BBQ pulled chicken, Italian sausage and vegan burgers (upon request)
    • Fresh buns, cheddar cheese, pickles and condiments
    • Baked beans and potato salad
    • Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
    • Assorted Pepsi products and water

    Smokehouse Special Buffet – $48

    • Smoked sliced brisket, marinated chicken breast with maple brown sugar BBQ sauce and vegan burger (upon request)
    • Fresh buns, cheddar cheese, pickles and condiments
    • Baked beans and potato salad
    • Freshly baked 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*

    • Dearborn 100% beef hot dogs or Italian sausage – $3.75 per person
    • BBQ pulled chicken or Vegan Italian sausage – $4 per person
    • Smoked sliced brisket – $5 per person
    • Chicken breast with maple brown sugar BBQ sauce – $6 per person
    • Old fashioned cole slaw – $2.50 per person
    • Seasonal fresh fruit salad – $3.25 per person
    • Pasta salad with fresh veggies – $3.50 per person
    • Garden salad with ranch and balsamic – $4 per person
    • Baked macaroni and cheese – $4 per person
    • Assorted Bettermade chips – $2 per person
    • Novelty ice cream bars – $3 per person
    • Popcorn – $3.75 per person
    • Cotton candy – $3.75 per person
    • All-day souvenir fountain cup – $6 per person
    • Empty reusable water bottle – $3 per person
      • * Additional 21% service charge plus 6% sales tax for all add-ons

    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