Detroit Zoological Society

Detroit Zoo    

Address: 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Hours: Open · Closes 5 PM
Days of weekOpen hours
Wednesday
9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday
9 AM - 5 PM
Friday
9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday
9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday
9 AM - 5 PM
Monday
9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM - 5 PM
Service Areas: Berkley · Beverly Hills · Birmingham · Clawson · Ferndale · Hazel Park · Highland Park · Huntington Woods  
· Lathrup Village · Madison Heights · Oak Park · Pleasant Ridge · Royal Oak
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The Detroit Zoo, Michigan’s premier family attraction, is home to 125 acres of expansive habitats that house more than 2,000 animals in the heart of Metro Detroit. Known as being the first U.S. zoo to …
The Detroit Zoo, Michigan’s premier family attraction, is home to 125 acres of expansive habitats that house more than 2,000 animals in the heart of Metro Detroit. Known as being the first U.S. zoo to feature barless habitats, the Detroit Zoo is an internationally recognized leader in animal welfare, conservation and sustainability.

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Mar 17, 2024
Not the largest zoo we've been to but it is beautiful and very well kept. It has secured itself as a new favourite. It's very walkable and easy to do with small children. We arrived a little later … Full review by Kaitlynn V
Nov 25, 2023
Took my son too see the lights they were beautiful. Too the lady working in the back of the zoo by the polar bear exhibit... You should fix your attitude while working around lots of children. I took… Full review by Brianne W
Oct 3, 2023
Well layed-out and a great zoo to walk through. The Arctic Ring of Life is worth the price of admission alone. I went about noon and the polarbear I saw was very active and great fun to watch in an… Full review by snst1996
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Date founded:1883

Questions & answers

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How exact are they with the timed entry tickets? If I have a ticket for 9:30 and I show up at 9:20, would they let me in? Or …
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How exact are they with the timed entry tickets? If I have a ticket for 9:30 and I show up at 9:20, would they let me in? Or would I have to wait for it to be 9:30 exactly?
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They will let you in. They aren't so strict. We went on a day with rain scheduled and got in an hour and a half earlier than our ticket said. Have fun!!!
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How much are the attractions like the 4 d theater and the simulator ride when u buy the day of
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The Total Experience package includes a one-way ride on the train, one spin on the Carousel and two tickets for either the Simulator Ride or the 4-D Theater. It is $12 in addition to …
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The Total Experience package includes a one-way ride on the train, one spin on the Carousel and two tickets for either the Simulator Ride or the 4-D Theater. It is $12 in addition to general admission. Buy online to save on daily admission !
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Answer by Corey S · Aug 1, 2019
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Do they have strollers for rent
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yes and motorized carts for those in need of one.
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If it's wet outside does it get muddy to walk around, or are all the paths paved?
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All paved (unless you go off course to take pics by some of their decor). There was one spot you can get thru a lil faster on a trail that's not paved but I think that's really it.
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What is the total experience?
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I am guessing you are referring to the ticket purchase option. It allows you to go on or in several of the attractions that are available. It appears to not be explained on the website …
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I am guessing you are referring to the ticket purchase option. It allows you to go on or in several of the attractions that are available. It appears to not be explained on the website but if you go to the drop down menu for Visit and click on Attractions there are many things you can do at the Zoo for an additional cost. The Total Experience includes several of those thing but I can't say from memory which ones. I am 99% sure it includes the Railroad and the 4-D theater. I think it includes 2 more attractions. It is a very good deal but would definitely make for a longer visit at the Zoo. With a membership the price of the Total Experience is much lower, I think 12 dollars, which I think would make membership pay for itself on one visit.
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Do I need advance tickets to visit the Detroit Zoo?
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All general admission guests (two and older) are encouraged to have a ticket prior to their visit in order to guarantee entry. Walk-up general admission tickets are...
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