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Welcome to Detroit Zoo! Detroit Zoo is a zoo located in Royal Oak and Huntington Woods, Michigan, about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the Detroit city limits, at the intersection of Woodward Avenue, 10 Mile Road, and Interstate 696. Operated by the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), a non-profit organization, along with the Belle Isle Nature Center, located within the city limits of Detroit on Belle Isle, Detroit Zoo has been dedicated to creating a harmonious human-nature relationship, supporting and enhancing the quality of animal life & welfare and providing extraordinary visitor experiences, education to our customers with Detroit Zoo Coupons. The Detroit Zoo is one of Michigan’s largest family attractions, hosting more than 1.5 million visitors annually. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, it is home to more than 2,400 animals representing 235 species. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in the United States to use barless exhibits extensively. Are you ready for an amazing and unusual zoo visit? Grab your Detroit Zoo Promo Codes and make a reservation now!

Detroit Zoological Society


As a non-profit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit Zoological Society has 260 full and part-time employees, more than 52,000 member households, and more than 1,000 volunteers. Delivering on the mission of “Celebrating and Saving Wildlife”, we are a leader in animal conservation and welfare. In collaboration with the DNR and USFWS, Detroit Zoological Society continues to release Zoo-reared federally endangered Karner blue butterflies in their natural habitats in Michigan with the goal of re-establishing self-sustaining populations. Each summer, Detroit Zoological Society bird keepers assist with conservation efforts in northern Michigan for the federally endangered Great Lakes piping plover by artificially incubating abandoned piping plover eggs. Most recently, the DZS, in collaboration with the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, established of a common tern nesting site on Belle Isle. We are frequently asked to help with the rescue of exotic animals from private owners, pseudo-sanctuaries, roadside zoos, and circuses. Among the DZS’s rescues are more than 1,000 exotic animals confiscated from an animal wholesaler in Texas, a polar bear that was confiscated from a circus in Puerto Rico, a lioness that was used to guard a crack house, and retired racehorses. In addition, the Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with dozens of local animal welfare organizations, host Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, the nation’s largest offsite companion animal adoption program. Since the event’s inception in 1993, more than 25,000 dogs, cats, and rabbits have been placed into new homes at the spring and fall events. The Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics (CZAAWE) was created in 2009 as a resource center for captive exotic animal welfare knowledge and best practices, providing a much-needed forum for exotic animal welfare policy discussion/debate and recognizes captive exotic animal welfare initiatives through awards.

We have provided educational experiences to nearly 70,000 teachers and students annually through camps, curriculum-based field trips, family and youth programs and professional development opportunities. The DZS also supports students and teachers through conservation education in rural rainforest communities through the Adopt-A-School program. The Berman Academy for Humane Education offers a broad range of unique and engaging programs that help people help animals. The Academy utilizes a variety of teaching strategies – from traditional instruction to storytelling, role-playing, theater, and virtual technology – to educate audiences about the need to treat other living creatures with empathy, respect and gentleness.


“America’s Best Zoos”


Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the Detroit Zoo features many award-winning habitats including the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee and Arctic Ring of Life, which was named the number-two best zoo exhibit in the U.S. by the Intrepid Traveler’s guide to “America’s Best Zoos”. Detroit Zoo could not have made it here today without the supports of our loyal customers! As a sincere thank you for your love over the past years, we are now offering Detroit Zoo Coupons for your admission ticket! Check us out today and see what makes us the “America’s Best Zoos”!


Zoo Animals


The Detroit Zoo is home to animals from A to Z, including anteaters and zebras and hundreds of other species in between. More than 2,300 animals representing 229 species of amphibians, mammals, birds and reptiles live in the Zoo’s 125-acres of true-to-life habitats that bring visitors face-to-face with these exotic creatures. Grab your exclusive Detroit Zoo Discount and plan your visit today! Our adorable animals are waiting for you!


Zoo Habitats


The Detroit Zoo’s 125 acres feature award-winning attractions such as the National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee and Arctic Ring of Life. The newest attraction – the 33,000-square-foot Polk Penguin Conservation Center – is the largest facility for penguins in the world. Expansive, naturalistic habitats are home to 2,000 animals of 240 species, including mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles and invertebrates. Come see for yourself today and enjoy the great discount on your admission ticket by applying Detroit Zoo Discount Codes!


Wildlife conservation


The Detroit Zoological Society helps save wildlife locally, nationally and internationally through a comprehensive program that includes:

The care and rescue of animals that ultimately live at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center. Their stories help to enhance conservation knowledge and action by more than 1.6 million people who visit these facilities each year. Many animals under our care are also part of critical assurance populations to guard against extinction

Numerous field research and conservation projects with amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and butterflies to study and conserve wild populations

Support of other conservation organizations in the field as well as related Detroit Zoological Society education initiatives

Response to environmental emergencies where our specially trained staff rescue and rehabilitate wildlife affected by disasters such as oil spills

Want to be part of our cause? Claim your exclusive Detroit Zoo Coupons and join us today!

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Do I need a reservation to visit the Detroit Zoo?

A: Yes, all visitors (ages 2 and up) are required to have a reservation prior to their visit in order for us to maintain capacity limits within the Detroit Zoo. Make a reservation today and claim your exclusive Detroit Zoo Promo Code to enjoy great discounts on your admission.


Q: Does purchasing a membership automatically guarantee me a specific reservation at the Detroit Zoo?

A: No, purchasing a membership does not guarantee you will be able to book a time and date slot of your choosing immediately. While you may see openings for general admission tickets, that does not mean membership slots are available for those same dates and times. However, we continue to open updates and time slots for members each day.


Q: Why aren’t visitors allowed to feed the animals?

A: Visitors are strictly prohibited from feeding any animal at the Detroit Zoo. Animals have specialized and nutritionally balanced diets, and throwing food and other objects into habitats may risk their health and safety. Guests who violate this rule will be escorted from the Zoo.


Q: Is the Polk Penguin Conservation Center temporarily closing for repairs?

A: Yes, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center is closed until September 2020.


Q: I received a phone call from a number claiming to be the “Detroit Zoo” alerting me to an issue with my computer. Is this a scam?

A: This is indeed a scam. We advise individuals to not provide any personal information to anyone purporting to be calling from the Detroit Zoo to report an issue with your computer.


Q: Can I bring my own food/picnic?

A: Yes, you can bring in your own food, non-alcoholic beverages and cooler. Grilling on Zoo grounds is prohibited. We have a large number of picnic tables throughout the Zoo for guest use, some of which are under tents. Feel free to sit at any that are not reserved. You are free to leave your supplies at the table.


Q: Can I bring my dog/pet?

A: For the safety of your pet and our animals, pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds.


Q: Are you open during certain holidays or in the winter?

A: The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year; we are only closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Starting in October we switch to our winter hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).


Q: Do you have any discount tickets?

A: Each year we honor special groups by granting free admission on certain days. For instance, on Senior Day (three times a year) we offer free admission to tri-county (Macomb, Oakland and Wayne) senior guests and one adult guest. We offer $3 off admission to active military with ID. On Veteran’s Day, we offer free admission to active and retired U.S. military personnel. And of course, our Members enjoy free admission every day. Don’t forget to check out the Detroit Zoo Discount Code section! We have got some surprise there as well!

The best way to find out about special rates, Detroit Zoo Promotion Code and programming is by checking our website. You’ll get the most up-to-date information to help you plan your next visit.


Q: I am having an event. Can I get a donation?

A: The Detroit Zoological Society does donate to a number of charitable organizations. In order to determine eligibility, all donation requests must be received in writing by mail or fax on organization letterhead with a return address and including your organization’s 501(c)(3) non-profit tax ID number. Schools are not eligible for donations due to the significant discounts offered on gate admissions to school groups. Parent Teacher Organizations and Associations are eligible if they meet the qualifications above. The standard donation is a family four-pack of tickets (two adults and two children). All requests are reviewed every two weeks for eligibility, and written responses are mailed whether your request is approved or denied.


Q: I would like to have an event at the Zoo. How do I get information?

A: We offer a large variety of unique opportunities for private events. Please visit here for more information and Detroit Zoo Discount Code discount.


Q: Can I rent an animal? Can I touch an animal?

A: Zoo animals are cared for by specially trained keepers who, in most cases, do not come in direct contact with them. So while it isn’t possible for anyone to pet a Zoo animal or volunteer to work with them, we do have a couple of suggestions. Also, our WildLife Preserver’s “Adopt-an-Animal” program allows you to make a donation in someone’s name. It is a symbolic adoption – the donation will be used for the care of that animal – and he or she will receive a certificate and information about the animal they love.