Celebrate Oakland County’s Bicentennial at the Detroit Zoo!

NOTICE: The bicentennial celebration at the Detroit Zoo has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Vouchers already obtained to receive the reduced admission price to the zoo will be honored when a new date is set. Updates on the county’s bicentennial can be found at Oakland200.com.

The 200th birthday for Oakland County is March 28th! To celebrate, the county has partnered with the Detroit Zoo for a special celebration admission rate of $10 for county residents – a $9 savings off the regular same-day adult ticket price.

“This is the first of many events that will be held to celebrate our bicentennial and our fascinating history,” Oakland County Executive David Coulter said. “Oakland County evolved from an agricultural producer to a global leader in automotive manufacturing to a center of research and development, business and international investment. We celebrate our history as we eagerly await the promise and wonder of our next 200 years.”

Residents will be able to enjoy the zoo for the day at the discounted rate, simply by taking an online test at Oakland200.com and answering a few easy questions about Oakland County’s history.

To get the discount, residents 18 and over are asked to take the six-question quiz. Once completed, follow the instructions to access a special registration page where the voucher for discounted tickets (limit five per resident) will be revealed. Those who present the voucher at the zoo – and have proof of Oakland County residency – will be admitted for $10.

To take the quiz, click here!

Additional activities, celebrations and interactive online presentations are happening all year long for the county’s monumental birthday. A complete list of bicentennial activities can be found at Oakland200.com. Join the digital conversation by using #Oak200.


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