Apr. 21 - Apr. 27, 2014
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. As you plan your visit to the Detroit Zoo, 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!

The grizzly bear cubs are off exhibit all day Wednesday, April 23, due to habitat repair.



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 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).

 Attractions

The following paid rides and attractions are open:
• Wild Adventure Zone
   • 4-D Theater – now showing "Rio: The 4-D Experience" and "Grizzly Bears: 4-D Experience"
   • Simulator Ride – now showing "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"
• Carousel (weather permitting)

The following paid rides and attractions are closed:

• Tauber Family Railroad ("back on track" May 1)

• Giraffe Encounter

The following free exhibit is open daily:

• Science On a Sphere

 Concessions and Retail

The following food service and retail locations are open daily:
• Arctic Café
• Zoofari Market

The following food service locations are open daily, weather permitting:
• American Coney Island
• Carousel Ice Cream
• Sweet Treats
• Boardwalk Fries

The following food service and retail locations are open Wednesday through Sunday, weather permitting:
• Detroit Popcorn
• Arctic Outpost

The following food service and retail locations are open Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting:
• Safari Grill
• Dippin' Dots
• Trading Post Gifts

The following food service location is closed until further notice:
Carousel Grille



Animal Enrichment Schedule

Monday, April 21, 2014

11:00 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at zebras
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at rhinos

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

11:00 a.m. – Keeper talk about live feed enrichment at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
1:00 p.m. – Keeper talk about environmental enrichment at the National Amphibian Conservation Center

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

11:00 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for black iguanas at the Holden Reptile Conservation Center
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for yellow-spotted side neck turtles and giant South American turtles at the Holden Reptile Conservation Center

Thursday, April 24, 2014

11:00 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at Polar Passage in the Arctic Ring of Life
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at arctic fox in the Arctic Ring of Life

Friday, April 25, 2014

11:00 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at wolverines
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at meerkats

Saturday, April 26, 2014

11:30 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for vultures at African birds
1:00 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper  talk for emu at the Australian Outback Adventure

Sunday, April 27, 2014

9:30 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at Great Apes of Harambee
12:30 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at snow monkeys

 

 


 

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Veterans Day

 

The Detroit Zoo is offering free admission to all active and retired military with ID on Monday, November 11, 2013, in observance of Veterans Day.

 

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Concessions and Retail

The following food service and retail locations are open daily:

• Arctic Café (Closed for maintenance Monday, Nov. 4, and Tuesday, Nov. 5; American Coney Island will be open those two days.)


The following food service and retail locations are closed for the season:

• Safari Grill

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