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Detroit Zoo

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Address: 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
Phone Number: (248) 541-5717
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Watch frolicking and splashing polar bears through a glass pane and...

Watch frolicking and splashing polar bears through a glass pane and experience life on the tundra at the Arctic Ring of Life, the worlds largest Arctic exhibit. Other highlights of this interactive and educational zoo include a stroll through an indoor rainforest with free-roaming animals and a visit to one of the largest great ape exhibits in the world.

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Wednesday nights during the summer is the time to go

The Zoo has special Wednesday night openings where they have a live band, food, and drinks - tons of people come to just watch the band, but if you walk around the zoo, the... read more

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Ken B
Walled Lake, Michigan
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Walled Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The Zoo has special Wednesday night openings where they have a live band, food, and drinks - tons of people come to just watch the band, but if you walk around the zoo, the animals aren't just laying around - because it is dusk, they are very active. The exhibits are closed, but the tigers, bears and other animals were... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent/ very clean / nice people / animals are very well cared for the new penguin house is awesome! dont miss the polar bears

Thank donbon1997
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are used to got to this zoo several times a year with our children. Yearly enrollment for a family is accessible, interesting to see the zoo over the seasons.

Thank Matthieu R
Troy, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Totally awesome zoo, wonderful habitats for the animals, the new penguin exhibit is great. Large, wear comfortable shoes. You can take the train to the back and walk toward the front if you want a shorter walk. Great playground for the kids.

Thank willow442016
Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful time at this zoo....had a teenager down to a 3 yr. old....everybody loved the day. The penguin exhibit is fabulous!

Thank Gerry D
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Detroit Zoo is a state-of-the-art facilty. Its polar bear exhibit and new Penguin house are probably the best facilities of their kind in the country. The admission price is reasonable and the museum enjoys strong community support. The Zoo also has special events that draw large crowds. It is a crown-jewel of the Detroit area.

Thank Arthur M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is the best zoo I have ever been to. Some might not like that the zoo is not "people" friendly, but take a moment and think about the animals we have "captivated". The zoo is very animals friendly. All exhibits are designed for the enrichment of the animals and I applaud the Detroit Zoo for such design. Favorite... More 

Thank Isabelle H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a "must go" when you're in Detroit Metro área, just try to avoid hot days, since most of animals get hidden when temperatura is high... I went there when was about 90° and I missed about half of the animals...

Thank xahuk
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon here with our daughter's family. Access was easy with good parking and a short walk to the pay booths. We found the entrance fee of 14$ normal and 10$ for concessions extremely good value. Upon leaving , my daughter and son in law bought an annual season ticket and had their entrance fee deducted from the... More 

Thank Anthony N
Taylor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the toledo zoo and the detroit zoo and they both have there pros and cons. The detroit zoo is huge so make sure you plan to be there for the day. The new penguin building is awsome and there is alot of places to eat and a 4d theater. Lots to see, a must see for all... More 

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