July 21 - July 27, 2014
 
 
Don’t miss this upcoming special event:

• Chimpanzee Akira’s 3rd birthday celebration! Akira’s Adventure Safari is set for 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, at the Great Apes of Harambee.

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!

Meerkats are off exhibit.

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

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 21, 2014
11 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for pigs at the barn
1 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at warthogs

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

11 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for Borneo eared frogs at the National Amphibian Conservation Center
11 a.m. – “Cold play” enrichment at otters
11:30 a.m. – “Cold play” enrichment at anteaters
Noon – “Cold play” enrichment at polar bears
12:30 p.m. – “Cold play” enrichment at snow monkeys
1 p.m. – “Cold play” enrichment at warthogs
1 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for sunfish at the National Amphibian Conservation Center

Wednesday, July 23, 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, July 24, 2014

11 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at the Pack Ice in the Arctic Ring of Life
1 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at arctic fox in the Arctic Ring of Life

Friday, July 25, 2014

11 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at tigers
1 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at otters

Saturday, July 26, 2014
9:15 a.m. – Chimpanzee Akira’s 3rd birthday celebration! Akira’s Adventure Safari will be held at the Great Apes of Harambee.
11 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at vultures by camels
1 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for birds at the Free-Flight Aviary

Sunday, July 27, 2014

11 a.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk for chimpanzees at the Great Apes of Harambee
1 p.m. – Enrichment and keeper talk at lion-tailed macaques

 


 

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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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