September 1 - 8, 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!
 
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.

Aardvarks are off exhibit due to building construction.

The Arctic Ring of Life will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 5 for a private event.

 
 

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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, September 1, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk
for Asian wild horse
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for donkeys at the Barn

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for giant salamanders at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for leopard frogs at the National Amphibian Conservation Center

Wednesday, September 3, 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, September 4, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk at north bear den
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk at seal overlook in the Arctic Ring of Life

Friday, September 5, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for lions
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for otters

Saturday, September 6, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for African birds
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for chickens at the Barn

Sunday, September 7, 2014
11 a.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for chimpanzees at the Great Apes of Harambee
1 p.m. - Enrichment and keeper talk for lion-tailed macaques

 


 

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