4D Theater


Due to our seasonal operations schedule, the 4D Theater is only operating during special events, including Zoo Boo, Spooky Spirits and Wild Lights. Please visit detroitzoo.org/events for event details.

The Detroit Zoo’s 4D Theater is the first of its kind at any Michigan zoo. Located in the Ford Education Center, the 4D Theater experience includes special effects a state-of-the-art sound system and 126 seats. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience!

Tiny Giants


The world’s smallest hero embarks on an epic adventure in Tiny Giants 4D Experience®! The Enchanted Forest is the mysterious and wild home of a chipmunk whose small size is trumped by his enormous heart. This courageous creature taps into his ingenious superpowers to navigate the dangers of changing seasons, food struggles and true forest giants like wolves and moose. The immersive power of specialty 3D cameras and incredible special effects will transport you into this magical world beneath our feet.

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - The 4D Experience

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4D Experience

Get ready for an adventure of mammoth proportions – Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4D Experience! Our favorite sub-zero heroes, Manny, Ellie and Diego, venture into a mysterious underground world after Sid the Sloth stumbles across three abandoned eggs and decides to raise the baby dinosaurs as his own. Once the eggs hatch, the adventure begins in the lost world of the dinosaurs! Featured in eye-popping 3D with an all-star voice cast, including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Queen Latifah*, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4D Experience delivers more thrills, more chills and more mammoth-sized laughs for everyone!

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Turtle Vision 4D

A dazzling, ‘round the world, ocean adventure. Experience the ups and downs of life on land and sea in this coming-of-age story starring the cutest sea turtle on the big screen. From the warm waters of the tropics to the icy Antarctic, join Sammy and his friends on an exciting journey through truly immersive environments. Swim through colorful coral reefs and enjoy a dazzling ride on a fun-loving octopus. Dive into icy polar waters to meet a friendly whale. Are you ready to face the dangers you may encounter with humans?

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Come face to face with some of the world’s strangest and most mysterious shark species. These extraordinarily intelligent underwater giants each exhibit unique behaviors to navigate their ever-changing environment. Essential to the fragile balance of our ocean’s health, the complex nature of these magnificent creatures’ survival instincts are explored in Shark: A 4D Experience®. Stunning 3-D and special effects place you right in the middle of the action as sharks reveal their hidden traits while roaming an eerily beautiful underwater landscape.

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