We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Great Lakes Zoological Society - CLOSED

6885 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9592
+1 734-332-1628
Review Highlights
Sad its gone

Too bad they didn't have better advertising so that they could have stayed in business . I miss... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2015
Whitmore Lake, Michigan
Can't believe they closed it

The animals were so well kept and obviously very loved. They each had a description and were very... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2015
Courtney P
Read all 19 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
7 Nov 2015
“Sad its gone”
20 Feb 2015
“Can't believe they closed it”
6885 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9592
+1 734-332-1628
Reviews (19)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 8 November 2015

Too bad they didn't have better advertising so that they could have stayed in business . I miss this place

Thank redrobin25
Reviewed 21 February 2015

The animals were so well kept and obviously very loved. They each had a description and were very informative, and while I'm happy I was able to see it, I'm extremely sad it closed.

4  Thank Courtney P
Reviewed 16 February 2015

So sad that a community the size of Ann Arbor was inadequate to keep this gem going. From their glzszoo.org website- "Our last day open to the public is Sunday, Feb 15 With heavy hearts, we are permanently closing our doors after February 15. The...More

2  Thank Michiganders4
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Great for kids. They offer private parties for children. Amazing display of reptiles large and small.

2  Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 20 August 2014

I went with my grandson to the indoor zoo and we loved it. He had been there before so he could tell me about the animals. The snakes, lizards, turtles, spiders, etc. are set in their natural habitat setting. The way they have them displayed...More

1  Thank fishonMi
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is a small place but it's packed with excitement. We had three boys and 2 girls and everyone loved it. What I liked best is the animals actually move - unlike other exhibitions my family has visited. The staff was very friendly also. Great...More

Thank bammad
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Call ahead to see what day they will feed the python, it was completely amazing to watch! Small place but great for kids and te staff is wonderful, very informative and helpful

Thank lynda k
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Very few people I talk with in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area know anything about this little zoo on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor. It is small (three large rooms), so if you're driving from far you may want to think twice. I would...More

1  Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 3 March 2014

It was nice to be able to go to an indoor animal sanctuary in the winter. However, there wasn't as big of a variety of insects, birds, reptiles, and amphibians as we were hoping to see. It was not worth the 1 hour drive that...More

1  Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 15 February 2014

My girlfriend and I were looking for something to do in Ann Arbor for a few hours and I stumbled across this place on TripAdvisor. We both really love animals of all kinds, but especially reptiles and amphibians, and other non-fuzzy critters. The staff here...More

3  Thank Amanda G
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 hotels in Ann Arbor
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ann Arbor West
210 reviews
2.05 km away
Weber's Boutique Hotel
414 reviews
6.04 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Ann Arbor West
209 reviews
6.27 km away
Wyndham Garden Ann Arbor
512 reviews
6.40 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Metzgers German Restaurant
300 reviews
2.10 km away
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
9 reviews
1.03 km away
Food Zone Chinese Restaurant
18 reviews
3.76 km away
6 reviews
1.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Encore Theatre
19 reviews
5.49 km away
Dexter Cider Mill
17 reviews
5.64 km away
Zingerman's Cornman Farms
9 reviews
6.69 km away
Dexter-Huron Metropark
11 reviews
4.56 km away