Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Meet 3,300 animals representing 280 species at Detroit Zoo, home of the world's largest Arctic exhibit that features polar bears, arctic foxes, and seals. Watch the arctic bears and seals swim above your head along a 21.3 m (70 ft) long underwater tunnel. Take a walk through an indoor jungle and surround yourself with kangaroos, macaws, wallabies, sloths, iguanas, birds, and butterflies at various cageless exhibits. Join in one of the animal education programs, feed giraffes, ride a miniature train, or watch a 4-D movie. At the interpretive gallery, you can also learn about the Earth using various displays and interactive tools. Plan to visit Detroit Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Royal Oak attractions using our Royal Oak family vacation planner.
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This zoo is the best zoo I have ever been to. Some might not like that the zoo is not "people" friendly, but take a moment and think about the animals we have "captivated". The zoo is very animals fri... read more »
It is a "must go" when you're in Detroit Metro área, just try to avoid hot days, since most of animals get hidden when temperatura is high... I went there when was about 90° and I missed about half of... read more »
We spent an afternoon here with our daughter's family. Access was easy with good parking and a short walk to the pay booths. We found the entrance fee of 14$ normal and 10$ for concessions extremely g... read more »
My family loves the Detroit Zoo we have been members for over 5 years. Some of the best times to go is in the fall when it is not too hot. The animal activity is higher in the cooler weather. They are doing some great improvements to the Zoo. Since we live so close it is nice to just go and see an exhibit or two and hang out at the park. In the summer (if you are members) there are family friendly concerts on Wednesday evenings. They also have all these other events that you can try to go to, you have to pay for them but there are some for just adults and some for family's. I only have very nice things to say about this place. It is a great place for the community.
I love the Detroit zoo! It is a perfect place to bring the kids or go on a date. They have the coolest animals like polar bear to peacocks wandering around. The best is their bird exhibit. Bring a packed lunch or buy a meal at the Coney Island or their food area. Don't forget to visit the penguins.
Decent zoo. Hard to see a lot of the animals. The penguin exhibit is the best part I think. Everything else after you see that is sort of disappointing. If you want to feed the giraffes, you have to buy a ticket at the front. Whoever decided to not offer tickets at the exhibit is a moron and should be fired. The giraffes are at the very back, so if you're at the exhibit and decide you want to buy tickets, you have a 40 min walk (round trip) to do. On weekends, parking and driving here is the most absurd thing I have ever seen. Traffic makes you want to blow your brains out. Expect an extra 30-45 min once you get there to drive a few hundred feet from the highway to park.
I went to the Zoo with my extended family for the first time in years and we all had a blast! The new Penguin House is awesome!! The animals all seemed healthy and content, though it was in the low 90's, so most of them were just chilling in the shade. There was so much to see that we couldn't see everything before the little ones tired out and the adults were ready for libations. In all, I would say this is an excellent place for a family outing or a nice, quiet date. Definitely check it out if you haven't been to the Zoo in a long time!
A great home for animals unlike many other zoos! A wonderful, informative staff coupled with fascinating exhibits makes this a "must see" attraction! It is a clean, non smoking environment (though there is a designated smoking area). There is always something new to see!
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