Today at the Zoo
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Gates close at 4:30 p.m.
Spring/summer hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Hours / Schedule
• $14-23 / Adults (19 years - 64)
• $25 / 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.
- Construction along I-696 will lead to lane and ramp closures from I-275 to US-24. When visiting the Zoo, please plan your commute ahead of time and allow yourself extra driving time. For more information, visit Michigan.gov.
- The Wildlife Interpretive Gallery rotunda and main entrance are currently closed for construction. The Butterfly Garden and Matilda R. Wilson Free Flight Aviary remain open and can be accessed through the building’s south side entrance. Please follow the posted signage to find your way to the animal habitats. Due to the temporary guest entry point through the Matilda R. Wilson Free-Flight Aviary, service animals are not permitted to enter the Butterfly Garden until construction concludes.
- The Grotto, a serene indoor habitat home to an armory of aardvarks, a trio of American pelicans and a trumpeter swan, is now open. You can find the Grotto behind the outdoor aardvark habitat.
Things to Know
- The Wildlife Interpretive Gallery Rotunda and Butterfly Garden are currently closed for construction. The Matilda R. Wilson Free Flight Aviary remains open and can be accessed through the building’s south side entrance. Please follow the posted signage to find your way to the habitat. As a reminder, service animals are not permitted in the Matilda R. Wilson Free-Flight Aviary.
- The Polk Penguin Conservation Center is open as of Feb. 14, 2022.
- All general admission guests are required to purchase their tickets in advance so that we can maintain capacity limits. Tickets can be purchased here.
- Member reservations are no longer required.
- Face masks are encouraged indoors for the well-being of each other, staff and the animals who call the Detroit Zoo home.
- 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.