Activities & Resources
The Detroit Zoo553in Royal Oak, MI 48067
about The Detroit Zoo:
The Detroit Zoo is not a zoo of the past. In fact, it has continuously reinvented itself through the years to become a state-of-the-art, great-fun-for-the-whole-family - and-for-the-animals-too - zoological park.
It still has the Penguinarium, Great Apes of Harambee, and the Tauber Family Railroad ($2/one way), but it now also has the Butterfly House, Amphibiville, Australian Outback Adventure, and the Arctic Ring of Life - the world's largest polar bear exhibit, at which visitors can actually walk into a transparent tunnel and watch seals and polar bears frolic above and around.
The zoo features the Wild Adventure 3-D/4-D Theater that enhances 3-D technology with special effects such as wind, mist, scents, and seat vibrations. An additional fee is charged.
Kids go wild in the playscape area, with separate areas for younger and older kids. In fact, you might want to move around the zoo clockwise to hit the play area early so your kids don't experience burnout before this point.
Admission to the Detroit Zoo and its features adds up, so if your family will make repeat visits, a seasonal family membership of $74 is the way to go.
Strollers, wagons, wheelchairs, and electric vehicles are available for an extra fee.
Parties: The zoo rents out picnic sites in its park with picnic tables for $100. Tented sites for a catered event are available at an additional charge.
The zoo offers camp experiences through its Summer Safari Camp Single day camps are available, as well as half-day camps. Early drop-off and late pick-up is offered for an additional fee.
Have a Wild Adventure Birthday Celebration at the zoo for up to 12 guests for $27/child and $25/adult (members receive a discount). The price includes zoo admission, pizza or hot dogs and chips, beverages, ice cream cups, gift bags for each child, and decorations.
message from The Detroit Zoo:
The Detroit Zoo is offering a lineup of new and past-favorite Summer Safari camps to keep kids occupied all summer long. From Jun 21 through Aug 13, children ages 4-15 can explore the wonders of nature and wildlife with tours of the Zoo, hands-on activities, games, and crafts.
Parents can choose from a variety of half-day, single-day, weeklong, and overnight sessions geared toward specific age groups. A combination of programs can be paired for a week?s worth of camps.
Prices for the Summer Safari camp sessions range from $30 to $225 for Detroit Zoological Society members and $35 to $235 for non-members.
Busy parents can drop daytime campers off early or pick them up late and let them enjoy before- and after-camp activities. Early Bird drop-off starts at 7:30 a.m. and Late Owl pick-up runs until 6 p.m. Costs range from $5 for a single session to $50 for Monday through Friday mornings and afternoons.
For more information and current class availability, click on the ?Conservation and Education? link on the Zoo?s website at www.detroitzoo.org, email email@example.com or call (248) 541-5717 x.3800.