Detroit Zoo

8450 W. Ten Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48067- Map It
(248) 541-5717

AAA Editor Notes

Detroit Zoo is at 8450 W. Ten Mile Rd. at Woodward Ave. One of the most modern zoos in the country, it features spacious, open exhibits. Designed to simulate natural environments, habitats are laid out over 125 acres of landscaped grounds. Highlights are a 4-acre great ape complex, a snow monkey area with a hot spring, a reptile house, a free-flight aviary, and penguin and polar bear exhibits. A miniature railroad carries passengers across the grounds. A hands-on learning center also is available. The Wildlife Interpretive Gallery features art and an indoor butterfly garden. The Wild Adventure Zone has a virtual motion-simulated theater offering a variety of shows and a 4-D theater featuring 3-D films enhanced with 4-D special effects. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 4 hours minimum.
$14; $10 (ages 2-14, ages 62+ and active military with ID). One-way railroad ride $3; free (under 37 inches). Simulator ride or 4-D theater $5. Parking: $6.
Hours: Daily 9-5 (also Wed. 5-8, July-Aug.), Apr. 1-Labor Day; daily 10-5, day after Labor Day-Sept. 30; daily 10-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.