Today at the Zoo
Adult 15+ years
Child 2-14 years
Child under 2 years
+ Parking $7 per car
Things to Know
- Many organizations use the Detroit Zoo as a host location for fundraising and/or private events. On these days, there is a likelihood that many supporters of these organizations will be at the Zoo. Please note that we are expecting larger-than-normal crowds on Saturday, August 12, and Sunday, August 13.
- The Edward Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat is undergoing a renovation and expansion; the otters will not be viewable during construction.
- The Rainforest Immersion Gallery in the National Amphibian Conservation Center is closed for renovations. It is being converted into a new habitat for the Japanese giant salamanders.The animals – including the agouti, sting ray and turtles – have been moved to areas behind the scenes and will not be viewable to the public. Homer the sloth has been moved to a new home near the rhinos and snow monkeys. While construction is under way, the area beyond the gallery may be inaccessible (including the building’s exit), and visitors will be asked to exit through the entrance.
- The Penguinarium is permanently closed. Visit the macaronis, rockhoppers, kings and gentoos in the Polk Penguin Conservation Center – now open!
- As part of our award-winning Greenprint initiative, the Detroit Zoo no longer sells bottled water, a decision that is keeping 60,000 plastic bottles out of the waste stream annually. Visitors may bring their own water bottles or purchase inexpensive reusable bottles at Zoo concessions, which can be refilled for free at one of 20 filtered-water stations throughout the grounds. Additionally, the Zoo no longer provides plastic bags for gift shop purchases; visitors are encouraged to bring their own bags or purchase wildlife-themed reusable bags at Zoofari Market, Arctic Outpost, Drake Passage Gifts or any of the souvenir stands.