July 28 - August 3, 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 following will be closed to the public July 28-29 due to power failure:

• American Coney Island
• Boardwalk Fries
• Detroit Popcorn
• Dippin’ Dots by the children’s play area
• National Amphibian Conservation Center
• Penguinarium
• Picnic Grove Restrooms
• Underpass Restrooms
• Zoofari Market
• 4D Theater and Wild Adventure Ride
 
Meerkats are off exhibit.

The former Rissman Playscape turf is under renovation; the play area is temporarily closed.
 
Don’t miss this upcoming special event:

Celebrate International Tiger Day with us Tuesday, July 29! A scavenger hunt through the Zoo to find PAWS, the Detroit Tigers mascot, will take place from 9 to 11 a.m., as well as a tiger craft project with the Detroit Tigers Wives in the Ford Education Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Enjoy enrichment, keeper talks and an education station at the tiger habitat at noon and 2 p.m.

Click here for more information.
 
 

Avoid Road Work Near The Detroit ZooGet 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).

 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, July 28, 2014
11 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at zebras
1 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at rhinos

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
11 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for mantellas at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
12 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at tigers
1 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for great plains toads at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
2 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at tigers

Wednesday, July 30, 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 necked turtles and giant South American turtles at the Holden Reptile Conservation Center

Thursday, July 31, 2014
11 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at the Pack Ice Overlook in the Arctic Ring of Life
1 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for arctic foxes in the Arctic Ring of Life

Friday, August 1, 2014
11 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at lions
1 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at bush dogs

Saturday, August 2, 2014
11 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for chickens at the Barn
1 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at pelicans

Sunday, August 3, 2014
11 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for gorillas in the Great Apes of Harambee
1 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at lemurs

 


 

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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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