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Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 248-541-5717

An animal-lover's paradise, the Detroit Zoo is situated on 125 acres with many naturalistic habitats. Major exhibits include the Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback Adventure, Great Apes of Harambee, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Holden Reptile Conservation Center, Penguinarium and Butterfly Garden.

Restaurant On Site, Continental Breakfast, Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Charge for Parking, Free Parking, Internet Access
Distance from Downtown Detroit
14 miles
Distance from Metro Airport
30 miles
Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1-March 31; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April-Oct. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Credit Cards Accepted
Discover, MasterCard, Visa


  • Wild Beasts, Wild Wine, Detroit Zoo

    Dates 07/25/2014 - 07/25/2014

    Hours Event runs from 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

    Raise a glass to wildlife at the Detroit Zoo's Wild Beasts, Wild Wine on Friday, July 25, 2014, 6 to 10:30 p.m. The event will allow guests to sample wine from more than 40 local and national wineries ... read more

  • Wild Lights, Detroit Zoo

    Dates 11/22/2014 - 12/31/2014

    Hours 5:30 to 9 p.m. November 22-23, 28-30; December 5-7, 12-14, 19-23, 26-31, 2014

    Wild Lights is a spectacular holiday light display at the Detroit Zoo. For 22 nights, more than two million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and animal sculptures on a trail through the front ... read more

  • Wild Summer Nights, Main Picnic Grove - Detroit Zoo

    Dates 07/02/2014 - 08/27/2014

    Hours 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays in July and August

    Wild Summer Nights features a variety of live music from local bands, including children’s, jazz, pop, folk and blues. Concert-goers are invited to bring a blanket and pack a picnic. Food, snacks, ... read more

  • Summer Zoomance , Detroit Zoo

    Dates 08/21/2014 - 08/21/2014

    Hours 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (rain or shine)

    Adults are invited to rekindle their childhood love for the Detroit Zoo at an after-hours adults-only event called Summer Zoomance. The 21-and-over event will offer adult beverages and favorite nostalgic ... read more


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