Today at the Zoo
• $14-22 / Adults (19 years - 64)
• $23 / Adults (19 years - 64)
*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.
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The Detroit Zoo is happy to welcome you back! There are a few safety guidelines and Zoo updates we would like you to review before your arrival. Learn More.
- The Arctic Ring of Life (ARL) is open for guests to enjoy; however, the main entrance of the habitat is currently closed for construction. Polar bear and sea otter viewing will be possible by entering the ARL along the south and west sides of the habitat. Please follow the posted signs to locate the alternate entrances to the ARL, or ask a Detroit Zoological Society associate for assistance during your visit.
Things to Know
- The Polk Penguin Conservation Center is open as of February 14, 2022. The Polk Penguin Conservation Center is free with Detroit Zoo admission; however, entry to every guest is NOT GUARANTEED. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests, timed-entry passes are required – available on a first-come, first-served basis at the main admissions gate.
- The Wildlife Interpretive Gallery is temporarily closed.
- The majority of the birds at the Detroit Zoo have temporarily moved indoors and the Matilda R. Wilson Free-Flight Aviary is closed until further notice.
- The DZS is currently limiting capacity at the Detroit Zoo over our 125 acres.
- All general admission guests are required to purchase their tickets in advance so that we can maintain capacity limits. Tickets can be purchased here.
- The members-only entrance at Rackham Fountain is closed for the season.
- Face masks are encouraged indoors for the well-being of each other, staff and the animals who call the Detroit Zoo home.
- All outdoor areas of the Zoo are accessible with the exception of the prairie dog bubbles and giraffe viewing deck. Indoor areas are gradually reopening. The Detroit Zoo currently has one-third of its pre-pandemic volunteer base. More buildings within the Zoo will reopen as staffing allows.
- Navigate the Zoo from the palm of your hand! Our interactive mobile map system called Detroit Zoo Treks offers guided routes through the Zoo’s 125 acres. Visit dzoo.org/treks before or during your next visit.
- As part of our award-winning Greenprint initiative, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) no longer sells bottled water, a decision that is keeping 60,000 plastic bottles out of the waste stream annually. Visitors may bring their own water bottles or purchase inexpensive reusable bottles at Zoo concessions, which can be refilled for free at one of 21 filtered-water stations throughout the grounds. Additionally, the DZS no longer provides plastic bags for gift shop purchases; visitors are encouraged to bring their own bags or purchase wildlife-themed reusable bags at Zoofari Market, Arctic Outpost, Drake Passage Gifts or any of the souvenir stands.