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Detroit Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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We have the best zoo

I purchase a yearly membership because we have the best zoo ever. I don’t know who comes up with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Marie W
Oak Park, Michigan
Wild Lights at Detroit Zoo

Overall good experience. A bit pricey to get in, $17 for adults and children over 2. Parking $8... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Detroit, Michigan
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The Detroit Zoo has 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for more than 2,000 animals from anteaters to zebras and features award-winning attractions such as the National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee and Arctic Ring of Life...more
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8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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Reviewed yesterday

I purchase a yearly membership because we have the best zoo ever. I don’t know who comes up with the different events that now offer but they are truly spectacular. The zoo boo, holiday lights, the summer programs for the kids, the pet adoptions, you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marie W
Reviewed yesterday

To celebrate our engagement that morning, my fiance and I pre purchased tickets for Wild Zoo for 8 o'clock. We were five minutes away from the zoo sitting on the highway offramp waiting to turn into the zoo in a dead stopped line of traffic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rachael228228
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall good experience. A bit pricey to get in, $17 for adults and children over 2. Parking $8. There was a carousel for $2/ride. There was also a small ice skating rink (didn't see a price). The lights were really cool. Theres sort of like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ja126276
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Admission into the Detroit Zoo was $18 per adult, $13 for our toddler, and our infant was free! We paid an additional $5 for our toddler to feed a giraffe, $5 each for a Thomas the Train 4-D show, and $3 each for my husband...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lenore R
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

we enjoyed our visit to the Detroit Zoo. Quite a bit of walking but we knew that. Plenty places to rest. Tiger and red panda exhibit under construction. Penquins and Grizzly bears a delight. Australian interesting walking amongst kangaroos. Guides there very friendly and informative.They...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We visited the first weekend of October. The weather was cool and we had a bit of rain, but most of the animals were out. I think we only missed the Grizzly bears and the wolves (they were hiding). The animal habitats are large and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HappyTravelerIAm
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I like it a lot the zoo but the best of all is to watch Polar Bear that is not normal in must of the museums in the world. It's a very good place for families to stay the entire day.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ClaudioRobertoS
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

I went to the zoo on Sunday with my family and I check the website to see when they closed and it said 4. We got there and it had a sign that said they closed at 2. I called costumer service and they had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tc7unlimited
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We have always enjoyed coming to the Detroit Zoo. Lots to see and do. Some if the staff is not so well trained but the overall experience is still a quality time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 19JustinW
Reviewed 3 October 2018

What a great experience! Fall is the best time to visit the Detroit Zoo. They are decorating for Halloween and the grounds are stunning with their flowers still in bloom. The Polk Conservatory (their penguin house) the best I have ever seen. The zoo has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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13 September 2018|
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Response from RobRoselle | Reviewed this property |
I am guessing you are referring to the ticket purchase option. It allows you to go on or in several of the attractions that are available. It appears to not be explained on the website but if you go to the drop down menu for... More
Susan S
3 July 2018|
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Response from Sukhram | Reviewed this property |
Still You can see peacocks! But Lion, Tigers May be hiding. Other animals like giraffe, kangaroo are in open
Susan S
3 July 2018|
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Response from DougCsr | Reviewed this property |
The zoo staff are well trained and equipt to handle extreme weather conditions. Don't worry, they know what they are doing.