ROYAL OAK, Mich., December 31, 2013 – Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in the wintertime on Wild Winter weekends in January, February and March, 2014. The annual family-friendly events feature children’s music, zookeeper talks, games and crafts. Wild Winter activities take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are free with Zoo admission.

Wild Winter Arctic Adventure – Jan. 11 and 12
Embrace the arctic chill of winter with arts and crafts and live performances. Watch ice carving demonstrations and learn about the Zoo’s arctic animals with enrichment and zookeeper talks.

Wild Winter African Adventure – Feb. 8 and 9
Celebrate African American history with an African drum lesson and hear stories by Kenyan naturalist and Detroit Zoo Education Specialist David Gakure. Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, games and educational experiences.

Wild Winter Safari Social – March 8 and 9
Escape the winter “blahs” with hot drinks and cool treats. Ice cream and hot cocoa will be available for purchase at a discount. Animal arts and crafts, face painting, enrichment, zookeeper talks and a winter safari scavenger hunt add to the fun.