Pricing

A polar bear holding a 'Buy Early and Save' sign made of ice
A polar bear holding a 'Buy Early and Save' sign made of ice

Online ticket prices:

  • $14-19 / Adults (19 years – 64)
  • $10-15 / Children (2 years – 18)
  • $10-15 / Seniors (65+)
  • + Parking / $8

All guests ages 2 and up are required to have a reservation prior to their visit.

The Detroit Zoological Society requires that all guests 5 and older wear a mask at all times while at the Zoo.



Same-day prices at admission gates:

* A limited number of general admission tickets will be available at the gate each day. The best way to guarantee your Detroit Zoo visit is to book your visit in advance online.

  • $19 / Adults (19 years – 64)
  • $15 / Children (2 years – 18)
  • $15 / Seniors (65+)
  • $15 / Military with ID (Active duty, retired and veterans, residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county only)
  • + Parking / $8


We do not accept coupons from outside organizations, including Groupon.

  • Group Rates (15 or more)

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    The group sales program has temporarily been suspended

    To make a group reservation call (248) 541-5717, ext. 3300, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discount does not apply to orders placed by phone.

    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.

    For groups with special needs, call (248) 541-5717, ext. 3300

    Group Packages
  • School Groups / Field Trips

    School Groups/ Field Trips have temporarily been suspended.
    In an effort to keep guests, staff and the animals who live at the Zoo safe, we are complying with CDC recommendations and limiting the number of guests allowed in the Zoo per day. When we are able to increase our capacities, it is our hope to reinstate School Groups/ Field Trips.

  • Convenience Rentals
    • Single Stroller – $7
    • Double Stroller – $10
    • Wagon – $10
    • Wheelchair – $10
      (valid driver’s license required as deposit)
    • Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV)** – $28
      (valid driver’s license required as deposit – reservations NOT accepted.)

    ** There are a limited number of ECVs available for rental.  Personal units are allowed and recommended.

    Single and double strollers, wagons, wheelchairs and Electronic Convenience Vehicles (ECV) are available for rent at the Main Train Station (near the front of the park) and at the Africa Train Station (in the far corner of the park when the train is operating). Rented items cannot be taken on the Tauber Family Railroad.

  • Membership Prices and Terms

    Ways to Purchase

    • Purchase Online
    • Phone: please call (248) 541-5717 and press option #3 on your keypad for our membership office
    • In-person: on grounds at the Main admissions gate or at the Membership Office.
    • Mail: For renewals by mail, our address is:
      Detroit Zoo – Attn: Membership
      8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
      Royal Oak, MI 48067

    Please note: purchasing a membership does not guarantee an immediate reservation to visit the Detroit Zoo. Advance reservations are required and subject to availability. Member reservation availability may differ from general public ticket availability. Membership purchases are non-refundable. Beginning March 1, 2021, the Detroit Zoological Society is excited to introduce digital membership cards as a benefit of your membership! Please read here as we cover some frequently asked questions.

    Purchase A Membership

    Terms

    Memberships ordered online become effective immediately and your email confirmation serves as your temporary card granting you free admission and parking to the Zoo. Please print your confirmation receipt at the end of your transaction and provide a photo ID for entry. Beginning March 1, 2021, the Detroit Zoological Society is excited to introduce digital membership cards as a benefit of your membership! You will no longer receive a physical card. You will be sent your digital card within 24 hours when you renew or buy a new Detroit Zoo membership. Look for an email from the Detroit Zoological Society with instructions. If you already have a physical card it will remain valid until the expiration date listed on the card. For questions regarding your digital membership card, view our digital membership card FAQ

    • We want your visit to be pleasant and safe.
    • Membership is a privilege.  Members must abide by all current rules and regulations on the Information and Safety page.
    • When using your membership card or guest privileges, one of the named adults on the card must be present for admittance.
    • Please be prepared to show a photo ID along with your membership card at the admission gates.
    • You will be asked to show your membership card to receive free parking upon exiting the parking areas.
    • All Members must be listed on the membership card. Gender and age of all children will be recorded. All membership descriptions must be followed.
    • Children listed on a Family, Single Parent, or Supporter membership must live in the household with the primary adult member(s). Up to four children, 18 and under, may be listed.
    • In lieu of presenting identification for children entering, the primary adult member will be asked to identify each child by name at admission entry points.
    • All membership benefits and prices are subject to change.
    • Detroit Zoological Society memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.
    • Please consult your tax advisor regarding charitable donation rules.

    For questions regarding your Detroit Zoological Society membership, view our FAQ or email the membership department webmembership@dzs.org or call (248) 541-5717 and press 3.

    Membership Categories Tri-County Price Regular Price

    Individual

    $63 $73
    Daytime admission for one named adult

    Individual Plus Guest

    $95 $105
    Daytime admission for one named adult and one unnamed guest. Unnamed guests must be accompanied by a primary Member.*
     

    Dual

    $95 $105
    Daytime admission for two named adults living at the same address

    Single Parent

    $85 $95
    Daytime admission for one named adult and up to four named children 18 years and under living at the same address *

    Single Grandparent

    $85 $95
     Daytime admission for one named adult and up to four named grandchildren 18 years and under

    Grandparent

    $109 $119
    Daytime admission for two named adults living at the same address and up to four named grandchildren 18 and under

    Family

    $109 $119
    Daytime admission for two named adults and up to four named children 18 and under living at the same address *

    Supporter

    $200 $210
    Same privileges as Family/Grandparent level plus two unnamed guests each visit. Unnamed guests must be accompanied by a primary Member. *

    Renaissance Circle

    Starts at $1,500
    Same privileges as Supporter level while providing generous philanthropic support for the Detroit Zoological Society [Learn More]
    *Membership includes adults and children 18 and under living in the same household only.

    Add-ons

    Nanny or Caregiver $40 $40
    Must be purchased in person at the Detroit Zoo Membership Office or by calling (248)-541-5717 (press 3)
    Additional Child $15 $15
    Must be purchased in conjunction with Family /Grandparent / Single Parent / Single Grandparent
    Unnamed Guest $50 $50
    Unnamed guests must be accompanied by a primary Member.*

    [Purchase Membership]