Today at the Zoo
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Gates close at 3:30 p.m.
Fall/winter hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Hours / Schedule
• $14-23 / Adults (19 years - 64)
• $25 / Adults (19 years - 64)
*Buy early and save by purchasing your tickets in advance online.
Help the Detroit Zoological Society as we continue to care for and save wildlife. Get 100% of your yearly dose of Vitamin Z by purchasing a membership to the Detroit Zoological Society or please consider making a donation to support our mission. We are grateful for your support during this unprecedented time.
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.
Things to Know
- Due to early morning events, the Detroit Zoo anticipates increased traffic and limited parking on Saturday, September 23.
To ensure all our guests can park and enjoy the Zoo, we offer extended parking at the Oakland Community College Parking Structure with shuttle service to and from the Zoo. Click here for offsite parking directions and information.
- The Rackham Fountain Entrance is open for daily operation through September (open weekends only beginning in October)
- Beginning Friday, April 7, the Grotto will be closed for the season.
- 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.