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Detroit Zoo

Features Animals
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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Displays are great but service...not so much

The Detroit Zoo has wonderful and innovative animal displays that utilize space and a more natural... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Detroit Zoo

What a wonderful place to see endangered animals, experience wildlife preservation, and learn about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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The Detroit Zoo has 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for more than 2,000 animals from anteaters to zebras and features award-winning attractions such as the National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee and Arctic Ring of Life. The Zoo’s newest attraction is the spectacular Polk Penguin Conservation Center, the largest facility for penguins in the world.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Detroit Zoo has wonderful and innovative animal displays that utilize space and a more natural habitat to give animals the much needed home-like feel. However, many employees at the zoo lack a friendly and helpful attitude. Another issue is that they allow smokers to...More

Thank MimiF24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to see endangered animals, experience wildlife preservation, and learn about the precious animal world that deserves our continued protection and advocacy.

Thank dcstettner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My adult daughter and I visited the zoo today and it was a very nice experience. I hadn't been there in several years and was glad to see things were better than ever. I was curious about the negative reviews and saw that most were...More

Thank Baisygirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't find the animals there. Don't know what they are doing with all the money they take in . Maybe the animals are all hibernating. Don't waste your time.

Thank iceb0wler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic way to spend the day! Take your family. Take your friends. Just take yourself. It's clean, there's a lot to see, and it's different every time!

1  Thank Davidamy617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the penguin exhibit and highly recommend getting there as early as possible to get the giraffe feeding tickets as they sell out quick.

Thank schulze52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful zoo with large natural enclosures. Friendly staff. The penguin exhibit is a must see it is so up close and personal as is the walk thru outback part where there are no barriers separating you from the kangaroos and wallaby. A must see attraction.

Thank Maggymuffin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very nice, gardens well kept and really nice. penguins and seals are exceptional. Walking through the kangooroo exibit (yes, you are in the cage with them) was exceptional. Place is not that big, and is not all day activity! We have not...More

Thank DetroitMilton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I LOVE the Detroit Zoo. My husband and I have been members since we moved to the area a few years ago, and happily renew our membership every year. The zoo has so many wonderful animals and exhibits, and they are constantly working to build...More

Thank CarynSKA
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We visited the zoo in Summer 2017 with friends. This zoo is great. It's a lot of walking with little kids but worth it.

Thank Rachel C
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Laura D
28 August 2017|
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Response from bjt2407 | Reviewed this property |
As folks have said there are some indoor exhibits but you should know the Detroit Zoo was designed as a natural habitat so it is mostly outdoors. The good news is that as a supporting member I can come and go without paying... More
Stephanie K
23 June 2017|
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Response from MrsHubbyD | Reviewed this property |
About 3-4 hours if you want to really see EVERYTHING, and have lunch as well! It of course can be longer if you like.
18 July 2016|
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Response from Cyn G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you're not a member.