Meet 3,300 animals representing 280 species at Detroit Zoo, home of the world's largest Arctic exhibit that features polar bears, arctic foxes, and seals. Watch the arctic bears and seals swim above your head along a 21.3 m (70 ft) long underwater tunnel. Take a walk through an indoor jungle and surround yourself with kangaroos, macaws, wallabies, sloths, iguanas, birds, and butterflies at various cageless exhibits. Join in one of the animal education programs, feed giraffes, ride a miniature train, or watch a 4-D movie. At the interpretive gallery, you can also learn about the Earth using various displays and interactive tools. Discover how to plan a Royal Oak trip in just a few steps with Klarna Trips's itinerary builder.
Detroit Zoo reviews
We live mere minutes from the Zoo so often stop in on random days just to see the newest exhibits and get some exercise. Take advantage of this local gem if you're in the area!
We live mere minutes from the Zoo so often stop in on random days just to see the newest exhibits and get some exercise. Take advantage of this local gem if you're in the area! more »
On an Autumn day Detroit zoo was not busy, but all but one food outlet was closed (and that outlet had closed by the time we got to it – or was never open in the first place!) – we should have been...
On an Autumn day Detroit zoo was not busy, but all but one food outlet was closed (and that outlet had closed by the time we got to it – or was never open in the first place!) – we should have been... more »
Awesome experience. Will make it an annual event. A must see! Give yourself up to 2 hours and enjoy.
Awesome experience. Will make it an annual event. A must see! Give yourself up to 2 hours and enjoy. more »
Great family destination! Great for all ages! There are tons of awesome exhibits. We were excited to see the polar bears but unfortunately the entire exhibit was empty. There are tons of food options (also vegetarian options) they allow coolers too! The staff was very kind & helpful answering questions. There are multiple gift shops & tons of fun things like face paintings & silly drawings for kids.
Love the Detroit Zoo....Always a nice time 😊. The Dinosaurs were up, which my son and I love!, and the penguin enclosure was nice and clean...the water was so clear. It was good to see the animals are being well taken care of. The Zoo itself was also clean and well maintained. We also took the train ride, which was nice, and saw a 4D movie which was awesome. I had never been to a 4 D movie...... definitely a fun experience 😃. Overall, no complaints about this visit. We had a nice time.
We bought the daytime zoo visit and night light bundle, which was well worth the price. We entered the zoo around 3 pm and saw many animals including penguins, camels, otters, tigers, chimpanzees/gorillas. We didn’t finish visiting all of the animals because of time limit. We should have been there at 2 pm, which would allow us to visit the whole zoo before closure. So please plan well and have at least 2 hours for a full zoo tour. The night lights show was also amazing and interactive. We made wishes at the giant wish tree, which was a great memory.
My husband and I visited the zoo today and we loved it! We lucked out with perfect weather so we saw 90% of the animals there. It’s a beautiful place, and we were happy to see big, enriching enclosures for animals. Lots of friendly staff and volunteers. Took us about 4 hours to make our way through everything. Highly recommend!
We had such a fun time at the Zoo for my daughter’s birthday. The food could have been better. We had been planning on Buddy’s but they were closed. So many good exhibits though! I think everyone in the group had something different as their favorite from the butterflies to penguins to polar bears. Definitely visit the butterflies first as they are more active earlier in the day.
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