Carousel at the Detroit Zoo

In October, the Carousel is open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturdays and Sundays, the Carousel will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The attraction will reopen from 2 to 6 p.m. for our evening event, Zoo Boo.

Take a ride on the wild side!

The 36-foot custom-made, wood-and-brass Carousel is adorned with 33 brilliant hand-carved, hand-painted figures, including traditional carousel horses as well as colorful mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, snakes, fish, seahorses, dinosaurs and an ADA-compliant peacock chariot.

Located adjacent to Table 28.

Placed in the heart of the Detroit Zoo, the Carousel is designed to be a major gathering place for Zoo visitors. It has a capacity of 546 riders per hour and provides rides for more than 1.6 million Zoo visitors a year. It was custom-designed by The Carousel Works, the world’s largest manufacturer of wooden carousels.

Plan your visit
  • Carousel Rental

    The attraction also can be rented for private parties, weddings and corporate functions.