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Visit your Detroit Zoo with family and friends and experience our wildlife in their natural habitats.

Schedule your personal experience today!

For more information and reservations, please call (248) 336-5836, or email us.

Reservations must be made two weeks in advance and are non-refundable.

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Resident Reptiles

Revel in a private, educational, zookeeper-led tour of the Holden Reptile Conservation Center, home to 180 reptiles representing 70 species. You and your guests will learn about the Detroit Zoo's turtles, snakes and lizards - and witness a python, water monitor or crocodile enjoy a hearty meal. (Not for the faint of heart!)

  • There will be no direct animal contact
  • Groups limited to five participants
  • Children must be 8 or older and accompanied by an adult
  • Cost is $500.00 per group
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Breakfast with a Favorite Animal

You've heard of dancing with wolves - now you can dine with them. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast at the Zoo while the habitat of your choosing serves as a unique backdrop. Throughout the 90-minute experience, you'll learn details of the animals' daily lives from the people who take care of them.

  • There will be no direct animal contact
  • Groups limited to five participants
  • Children must be 5 or older and accompanied by an adult
  • Cost is $500.00 per group
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Mingle with the Macaronis (Gentoos, Rockhoppers and Kings, too!) (available through December 2015)

Want to know how penguins stay warm, eat and play while living in their icy cold habitat? Get up close and personal with them at the Zoo! Under the guidance and supervision of a zookeeper, you will be able to interact with these charming birds in their habitat. Your visit will last approximately 90 minutes and includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the keeper area. Once inside the habitat, you’ll meet some of our 60-plus penguins. Many photo opportunities will be available as you hand-feed our gentoo, rockhopper and macaroni penguins.

  • Mingles are conducted from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • No Mingles will be scheduled during breeding (March 15 – May 31) or molting season (August 15 – September 30)
  • Offered year-round unless penguins are molting or breeding
  • Groups limited to five participants
  • Children must be 7 or older and accompanied by an adult
  • Participants should be able to climb stairs
  • Cost is $750.00 per group
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Breakfast with the Giraffes

Breakfast with the Giraffes is a meal you won’t soon forget! You will enjoy a continental breakfast with our tallest Zoo animals. After you dine, they dine! You and your guests will have our giraffes eating out of the palms of your hands. A zookeeper will guide you through the feeding process and provide a wealth of information about these charismatic animals.

  • Breakfast is held from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in the fall, and from 8 to 9:15 a.m. in the spring and summer.
  • Offered May thru September on Mondays and Saturdays
  • Groups limited to five participants
  • Children must be 5 or older and accompanied by an adult
  • Cost is $500.00 per group
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Breakfast with the Butterflies (available through December 2015)

Enjoy a continental breakfast in the tropics as beautiful butterflies surround you and your guests! During breakfast, a zookeeper will share the secrets of butterfly watching in the garden and in the wild. You will also have the opportunity to prepare chrysalises for display and release new butterflies into garden. The morning will flutter by but the memories will last forever.

  • Breakfast is held from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in the fall and winter, and from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the spring and summer.
  • Offered year-round
  • Groups limited to five participants
  • Children must be 5 or older and accompanied by an adult
  • Cost is $300.00 per group
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Photo Safari
How many times have you just missed the perfect shot when trying to photograph one of the Detroit Zoo’s animal residents? Amateur shutterbugs are treated to a 90-minute guided tour of the Zoo with an experienced photographer while learning tips and tricks for capturing perfect photos of the animals. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance. Photo Safari dates are subject to availability.
  • Photo Safari is conducted from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Offered year-round (weather permitting)
  • Groups limited to three participants (one more participant for an additional $100)
  • Children must be 10 or older and accompanied by an adult
  • Cost is $300.00 per group



For more information and reservations, please call (248) 336-5836, or email us.