Today at the Zoo

Stay up-to-date on all the latest information to make the most of your day at the Detroit Zoo. You’ll find the schedule of daily Zookeeper Talks along with information regarding habitat, attraction or building closures; hours for all attractions, dining and shops; directions and construction updates.

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Pricing

Admission is $14 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-14, seniors, and those serving in the military. The Detroit Zoo also offers special ticket packages that add more value. Click here to find the right option for you.

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Polk Penguin Conservation Center Information

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Opens April 18 The Polk Penguin Conservation Center is the largest and most extraordinary center for penguins in the world. Among the most spectacular features of the 33,000-square-foot facility is a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep aquatic area where visitors can watch as more than 80 penguins of four species explore their habitat. Two acrylic underwater tunnels provide […]

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Attractions

Make your next visit with us truly memorable by planning sufficient time to see, feel and experience the Detroit Zoo with attractions including the 4-D Theater, the Simulator Ride, the Carousel and the Tauber Family Railroad. Learn more about the Giraffe Encounter, Rackham Fountain and our PlayVentures.

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Groups

Become an instant hero in your organization! Each year we host hundreds of groups and events at the Detroit Zoo through a variety of discount admission, picnic and private catered events. For groups large and small, from 20 to several thousand people, plan a visit for your group today.

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Information and Safety

Here you can find the answer to just about any question about your visit including: convenience rentals, Detroit Zoo rules, information for those with special needs, as well as tips for safety and enjoyment.

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Dining

The Detroit Zoo has many tasty treats to satisfy any appetite for a meal or just a snack, including the Arctic Café, American Coney Island, Detroit Popcorn Co. and Dippin’ Dots.

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Shops and Photos

Be sure to pick up something special for you or your loved ones to remember your special visit to the Zoo. We have several shops full of unique gifts and collectibles. You can also learn about having your photo taken by our photographers or visiting our caricature and face-painting artists.

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Hotels

Zoo lovers, make your visit to metro Detroit complete and stay at one of the Detroit Zoo’s preferred hotels. Our preferred hotel partners have created exclusive packages that include special pricing, Detroit Zoo tickets and plenty of amenities. Ranging from the moderately priced to luxuriously priced, our partners have the perfect room for you!

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