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Detroit Zoo

#1 of 22 things to do in Royal Oak Features Animals
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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Great family fun

The new penguin habitat is amazing!!! My 3 year old grandson is a huge fan. We start every visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Trish G
Berkley, Michigan
via mobile
Great fun

The zoo was great, not only for young children but also for adults. The park is huge and it's a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grimbergen, Belgium
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The Detroit Zoo has 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for 2,400 animals from aardvarks 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3001
+1 248-541-5717
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The new penguin habitat is amazing!!! My 3 year old grandson is a huge fan. We start every visit with the penguins. The train is a must and our little guy LOVES the ride. The downside was that a number of animals were "off exhibit"...More

Thank Trish G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo was great, not only for young children but also for adults. The park is huge and it's a nice walk. There are all kinds of animals and the place they have is big enough (they aren't stuck in tiny cages). There are plenty...More

1  Thank Tisha2411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

very fun and big but confusing on how to get to the animals. the part where you could walk by the kangaroos and where you can walk and look up at the penguins and polar bears is very cool. it's very tiring but worth it

Thank jazmyne-olivieri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking around and seeing the animals that were out. The paths are wide and even on a busy day kept things from feeling overly crowded. The open kangaroo habitat and new penguin exhibit were our favorites. The giraffes were great too. My only...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is set up really nice, lots of cool exhibits, the butterfly's were my favorite! It took us 2 hours to see almost everything, the penguin exhibit was so cool!

1  Thank Eric R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter who is nearly 50 and I went to the zoo three weeks ago anf had a very nice time. It wasn't crowded and we traveled all the way to the end. Rhe sun was out and so were all of the animals, they...More

Thank bjb1947
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Detroit Zoo has a lot of very nice exhibits. I have a membership and take my son often for an hour or 2. The new penguin exhibit is very cool and a huge upgrade from the stinky building they were previously in. The zoo is...More

Thank carrahleigh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very reasonable admission fee and the zoo is nice. It's much smaller than expected and a few of the animals and habitats were unavailable due to renovations but what we did get to see was nice. The open encampment for the Kangaroos was...More

Thank Li F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you'd expect there's animals from all parts of the globe. If you're early enough you can feed giraffes. Have to get there first thing, the passes seem to evaporate, they go so fast. The penquinarium exceeds all the hype and iit alone is worth...More

Thank DGHBerkley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love our zoo! I'm biased because we visit frequently and live close, but it does have a lot of wonderful experiences for everyone. Keeper talks, 4D movies, a train, giraffe feeding, evening concerts, and lots of docents eager to educate... and so on. Be...More

Thank Sarah P
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Stephanie K
What is the average amount of time spent at the zoo?
24 June 2017|
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Response from MiPAS48025 | Reviewed this property |
Plan for the day, especially in the summer season. Picnic areas are available, so including a picnic lunch would be great. It is worth all the time spent there. Enjoy by taking your time.
Do you have to pay for parking?
18 July 2016|
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Response from Cyn G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you're not a member.
What day of the week is the least crowded at the zoo?
21 June 2016|
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Response from HuronsForever | Reviewed this property |
All the above is true. The zoo is large enough that it can handle large crowds. More animals are slightly more active earlier in the day. Most people go right when coming in. Suggest you go left and avoid the flow. Go past... More