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Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

4.2
#1 of 16 in Zoos & Aquariums in Michigan
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. Discover how to plan a Royal Oak trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • We went to the Zoo Brew event. We had a wonderful time and would definitely do again. It had been a long time since I had been to a zoo.  more »
  • A Merry, Merry visit for all!! Along the way, the kids indulged in hot chocolate & the adults in hot chocolate with Baileys. Kept you warm while walking the Zoo and seeing all the beautiful lights. Ge...  more »
  • Totally regretting taking the kids to Detroit zoo boo yesterday. It was a total disappointment. We have been going for years now and was looking forward to walking around seeing as many animals as pos...  more »
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  • Great Zoo. I am surprised I did not come here more often. Now that I have children of my own, we frequently this location! First off, if you plan on coming here more than once, buy the membership. It is an annual membership and you get free entry and free parking. I need to explore more but you can interact with the Giraffe and feed them, though it requires you to purchase the tickets before hand. Today was a special day as they opened their Tiger exhibit yesterday and we were able to see two 2-year old Tigers from the same litter. They are brothers and they were wrestling and having a good time. Very clean and well kept. Great job staff!
  • I have nothing negative about this place. It has a very positive vibe, the staff, security, and people are really nice to my knowledge. There is a wide variety of animals from different areas of the world. The restrooms are placed everywhere, conveniently, and efficiently. Also it is clean for a zoo. There are very interesting things to see and do here. I have also come to the conclusion that this is an amazing establishment. Maps are located every once in a while. Recommended for any unborn +. Also if you haven't been here you should really schedule a trip
  • Wonderful experience. Love the new penguin exhibit and the variety of animals offered. There was very little that we weren't able to see. Do leave yourself the whole day because that is how long it takes to walk it. Detroit's own Buddy's pizza is offered as a dining choice, as well as a few other tasty venues. This was a great day trip!
  • We purchased a membership this year and it is well worth the money. The kids love going at least weekly. It allows us to not rush and enjoy our visit. It also gives us a chance to see all the animals since sometimes they aren't always out.
  • Great Zoo experience!!! Amazing rhinos and the huge Japanese Salamander was really cool too!! Penguin exhibit is probably one of the best I've seen, but it will be under construction again come September. Food was a bit pricey, but it is to be expected. Two adults and a child ate for $32 including a kid's meal, 2 adult meals, and 1 soda. It was decent food though. Overall, I will definitely go back!!
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