Detroit Zoo Members are invited to attend MemberFest, our annual members-only event. Come visit your favorite animals up close and observe all of their extra activities at twilight. To show our appreciation for your support and patronage, we have planned an array of family-friendly activities for this members-only event. To ensure a magical evening for everyone, we ask that you attend on your assigned night based on the first letter of your last name.

If your last name begins with A-L,
then plan on attending
DATE: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
TIME: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
If your last name begins with M-Z,
then plan on attending
DATE: Monday, July 20, 2015
TIME: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Please be aware that when you attend MemberFest, the Zoo closes at 5 p.m. The park is cleared of guests and re-opens at 6 p.m. for the event.



  • Musical Performances
  • Live Entertainment
  • Keeper Talks
  • Great Animal Viewing Opportunities
  • Free Tauber Family Railroad Rides
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Free Rides on the Carousel 
  • 20% Discount on Regular-priced Merchandise at the Gift Shops


We look forward to showing you our appreciation during this special event. If you have questions, please call  (248) 541-5717 and press 9.