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

Please note: As the Zoo is currently closed to the public, ticket purchasing is temporarily unavailable. If you would like to help the DZS as we continue to care for and save wildlife, please consider purchasing a membership. We are grateful for your support during this unprecedented time.

Same-day prices at admission gates:

  • $18 / Adults (19 years – 64)
  • $14 / Children (2 years – 18)
  • $14 / Seniors (65+)
  • $10 / 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 (20 or more)

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    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
    • Group reservations must be made at least 30 days prior to your visit.
    • To make a reservation, please fill out the form below.
    • Please note that some days are not available due to special events or capacity limitations.
    • You will receive a confirmation statement with further instructions within one week from date received.

    The school group discount is only available during the traditional school year (after Labor Day through June 15, Monday – Friday).


    Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County
    (pre-payment required)
    Student – $8 Student – $10
    Adult – $8
    (includes chaperones and teachers)
    Adult – $10
    (includes chaperones and teachers)
    Parking: $8/car, $12/bus Parking: $8/car, $12/bus

    Unavailable Dates

    • Saturdays and Sundays
    • April 10
    • June 19
    Register Now      Field Trips FAQ


  • 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.