Giraffe Encounter

Open for the season

Have an encounter like no other on an elevated viewing platform that overlooks the giraffe habitat and brings guests to eye level with the tallest creatures at the Zoo. Visitors have the opportunity to feed the giraffes, weather permitting, from late spring through early fall. The Giraffe Encounter is open 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays throughout May. The Giraffe Encounter will also be open 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, May 29. 25 tickets are available per time slot. Tickets are available at the Ambassador booth at the front of the Zoo and at the members-only entrance.

Feeding opportunities are subject to the giraffes’ appetites, weather and special events.

If guests are interested in a private experience, we suggest Breakfast with a Favorite Animal. This private event must be reserved in advance and supports the Detroit Zoological Society’s mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife and Wild Places.

For more information, please email us at or call us at (248) 541-5717.

Ambassador Booth on Zoo Map