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Detroit Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Love the Detroit Zoo. Clean and well kept. I try to get there at least once a year. The new... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of great exhibits. Penguinarium is really fantastic, as is polar bear habitat. Also live the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Royal Oak, 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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love the Detroit Zoo. Clean and well kept. I try to get there at least once a year. The new penguin atrium is outstanding.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ihnene
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of great exhibits. Penguinarium is really fantastic, as is polar bear habitat. Also live the grizzlies.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mclaire54
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been the 30-something zoos around the country and I would put this right up there in the top 10 top 12. The penguin exhibit is the most awesome penguin exhibit I've seen outside of SeaWorld. You could spend some quality time there and enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to do at this zoo, you should plan ahead if you want to take advantage of some of the additional exhibits so you know when they are available. Strolling through the zoo is absolutely beautiful. It's well kept. As far as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ginariggi3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a time out to get into the park where you can get lost in nature and wonderful sights! beautifully kept up with lots to see and explore for people of all ages!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosalind C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a member of the zoo for the past 3 years. It’s a great place to take my daughter and always find something new to do or see. We also love the events they gave throughout the year.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jgb8080
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Attended Wild Lights with my husband. It was not as expected. I thought the entire Zoo was decorated in lights and you could view the animals. I was wrong. The Zoo is open in the morning & afternoon then closes for a bit to reopen...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShannaMoo
Reviewed January 6, 2019

went to see wild lights show during the holiday season. Lights were pretty but not as much as expected.... seen other light shows in different cities ....not impressed with this 1 though compared to the price for parking and tickets.....

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anjum S
Reviewed December 31, 2018

We went to see the Wild Lights, 5 million lights. This was very well done. It was a trip around the zoo to see the many displays. The whole family enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MichaelW11575
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Not to happy.....lights were pretty and all....but.....drove over an hour, paid $8.00 for parking, tickets were $16.00 (online) was done with seeing the park lights in an hour. If you wanted a hot chocolate, it was almost $7.00 with a $2.00 refill. Very expensive outing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Timothy1958
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from RobRoselle | Reviewed this property |
I am guessing you are referring to the ticket purchase option. It allows you to go on or in several of the attractions that are available. It appears to not be explained on the website but if you go to the drop down menu for... More
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July 2, 2018|
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Response from Sukhram | Reviewed this property |
Still You can see peacocks! But Lion, Tigers May be hiding. Other animals like giraffe, kangaroo are in open
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Response from DougCsr | Reviewed this property |
The zoo staff are well trained and equipt to handle extreme weather conditions. Don't worry, they know what they are doing.