August 18 - 24, 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. 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!
 
Meerkats are off exhibit.

The former Rissman Playscape turf is under renovation; the play area is temporarily closed.
 
 

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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)

• Tauber Family Railroad

• Giraffe Encounter (Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)

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, August 18, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for camels
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for steer at the Barn
 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for Panamanian golden frogs at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for tiger salamanders at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
 
Wednesday, August 20, 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, August 21, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk at the Polar Passage in the Arctic Ring of Life
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk at south bear den
 
Friday, August 22, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for tigers
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for wolverines
 
Saturday, August 23, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for emu
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for African birds
 
Sunday, August 24, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for chimpanzees at the Great Apes of Harambee
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for lemurs

 

Africa Adventure Stories

Wonder what it's like growing up in Africa? Come listen to true stories from our Education Specialist David Gakure about life in rural Africa. Listen to the tales of growing up and being a safari guide in East Africa. You'll hear stories about hippos, lions, gorillas and many more!

Schedule:

Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Ford Education Center's Discovery Studio

Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. at the Great Apes of Harambee Story Telling Area

 

 


 

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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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