Occasionally, a habitat, attraction or building may be temporarily unavailable to our guests due to construction, maintenance, animal health needs, special events or unforeseen circumstances. This page allows you to learn about which habitats, attractions and concessions are closed and how long they will be out of service. It also keeps you up to date on some exciting projects in progress. We apologize if any of your favorites are unavailable during your planned visit and hope that you will still join us for your dose of Vitamin Z!
Giraffes Jabari, Kivuli and their newborn calf may be seen inside the giraffe building today and outdoors weather permitting.
Fennec foxes are on exhibit in the meerkat building. The meerkats are off exhibit.
The former Rissman Playscape turf is under renovation; the play area is temporarily closed.
Get up-to-the-minute road construction and traffic updates near the Zoo!
Detroit Zoo Hours
The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through Labor Day (with extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesdays during July and August), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day after Labor Day through October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day).
Concessions and Retail
The following areas are open daily:
4D Theater (through 10/31) featuring the Curse of Skull Rock and Rio
Simulator Ride (through 10/31) featuring Journey 2
Arctic Café/Starbucks – Open at 10am
Zoofari Market – Open at 10am
The following areas are closed for the season:
All Dippin Dot Locations (limited selection available inside Arctic Café)
Carousel Ice Cream
Trading Post Gifts
The following areas are open weekends only:
Tauber Family Railroad
Rackham Fountain Membership entrance
Membership Sales booth
American Coney Island at 11am
Boardwalk Fries at 10:30am
Safari Grill at 11am
Arctic Outpost at 11am
The following area is open Wednesday-Sunday:
Detroit Popcorn at 11am
Animal Enrichment Schedule
Monday, October 27, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for Asian wild horses
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for donkeys at the Barn
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for African clawed frogs at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for giant salamanders at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for black iguanas at the Holden Reptile Conservation Center
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for yellow-spotted side neck turtles and giant South American turtles at the Holden Reptile Conservation Center
Thursday, October 30, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk at the center bear den
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk at the seal overlook in the Arctic Ring of Life
Friday, October 31, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for wolverines
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for fennec foxes in the meerkat building
Saturday, November 1, 2014
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for birds in the Free-Flight Aviary
Sunday, November 2, 2014
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for snow monkeys
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