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Detroit Zoo

Features Animals
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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This year was much better than last year. More lights, brighter lights. Also a neat lighted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Howell, Michigan
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Detroit Zoo - Unreasonable exchange policies

I purchased tickets for Wild Lights for family coming to town to visit. Weather was horrible on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Birmingham, 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. 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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This year was much better than last year. More lights, brighter lights. Also a neat lighted musical display in front of the penguin house. Plenty of places to buy food and a couple of places to make s’mores over a fire. If you get the...More

Thank Jirasela
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I purchased tickets for Wild Lights for family coming to town to visit. Weather was horrible on the weekend and it was not good for the kids to be out. I called the zoo and asked if I could use the tickets for general admission...More

Thank MaryM3601
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very pricey esp. considering so many animals are unavailable. Or worse, this zoo doesn't even have them. There's a great polar bear facility, with NO polar bears. There was one tiger---one lone tiger!. There were 2 lions in one of the sorriest habitats...More

Thank kmw48xxx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love zoos and whenever I travel I always try to visit the local zoo, so I've been to many zoos and the Detroit Zoo is one of my favorites. Of course what exhibits are open, and construction/changes to attractions can change, but it is...More

Thank rinnes09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Call ahead to be sure exhibits are open and animals are there. Went in November to find half the place closed down including lots of big attraction animals MIA. The penguin exhibit is fantastic. Consult the map to get into the seal exhibit as the...More

1  Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I go here i see something new. Love the zoo, we have the family annual pass and go all the time. It is a great educational experience for both kids and adults.

Thank aladuke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the sights. The animals were up and some of them interacted with us. The children had ball. We took a family trip.

Thank Hallelujah66
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been here numerous times and it is always clean and the staff very friendly. The new penguin exhibit is state of the art and not to be missed.

Thank Dennis L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our zoo is a fabulous place for all ages - the new Penquin house is a must see, educational opportunities throughout the zoo. The only thing missing is elephants - so sad they had to leave but know it was the right move for them....More

Thank cjansen6218
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You really should go to the new state of the art penguinarium and also the butterfly/bird house. Both are great.

Thank mjsuss50
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December 11, 2017|
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Response from Audrey F | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth the visit especially since there are thousands of holiday lights throughout the zoo making it a fun to view.
Laura D
August 28, 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
June 23, 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.