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Detroit Zoo

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8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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Love it!

It is a great zoo! So much to see! The zoo is clean and those working there are very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warren, Michigan
Senior free day plus fun for family

They offer free admission for seniors twice during the year, including all rides free. There is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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. The Zoo’s newest attraction is the spectacular Polk Penguin Conservation Center, the largest facility for penguins in the world.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 5 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great zoo! So much to see! The zoo is clean and those working there are very knowledgeable and very helpful. We have been to a few special events and it has always been great!

Thank Debracannatti
Reviewed 1 week ago

They offer free admission for seniors twice during the year, including all rides free. There is also senior discount. Good for family fun. Lots of places to visit - need one full day.

1  Thank Niranjan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Detroit Zoo..... the newly added penguin home is amazing as is so many of the exhibits. The park is very well maintained and it's easy to get to from all expressways. So if you are visiting Detroit or live here this detination...More

Thank JackStuartisme
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever want to see Penguins in the nautual enviroments and Polar Bears with feet as big as plates this is the place to visit

Thank richjacob1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the Zoo and now with Zoo Boo coming up, I cant wait. it is so much fun for adults and kids. A must attend event

Thank Fd1018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to numerous zoos on different continents. This zoo is average in every way. It is not visitor friendly. It requires a great deal of walking to see the animals. For someone who has minimal zoo experience, it will fit the bill. However,...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely place to visit. More like a park with a few animals rather than a zoo. Never saw so many picnic areas. The selection of animals was adequate & exhibits laid out well, but nothing unusual. There were literally thousands of children there...More

Thank Aud542
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very well laid out zoo and has real good exhibits of usual animals. The penguin and butterfly exhibits are real good and so is the polar bear habitat. Kids loved train ride which cost $3 per rider but do not eat food at...More

1  Thank msr345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been over 2 decades since I've been here. It has come so far and is a great place to visit. There was more to do and see then my 4 and 7 year old had energy for. We came from the Lansing area...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained, beautiful area and animals, good infra structure. Wagon rentals cheaper than Toledo Zoo, indoor places with AC (better than Toledo Zoo) with 4D movies, rides (@ extra $$$).

Thank Rodrigo F
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Laura D
29 August 2017|
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Response from bjt2407 | Reviewed this property |
As folks have said there are some indoor exhibits but you should know the Detroit Zoo was designed as a natural habitat so it is mostly outdoors. The good news is that as a supporting member I can come and go without paying... More
Stephanie K
24 June 2017|
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Response from MrsHubbyD | Reviewed this property |
About 3-4 hours if you want to really see EVERYTHING, and have lunch as well! It of course can be longer if you like.
18 July 2016|
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Response from Cyn G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you're not a member.