Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo!

This summer, the Detroit Zoo in Oakland County is going prehistoric with the famous Dinosauria exhibit. The largest outdoor dinosaur exhibit of its kind in the country, Dinosauria features over 40 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs that shift, roar, and spit. The zoo’s most exciting summer attraction, presented by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, began on May 25th and runs through September 3rd, 2018.

Check out this video to see this zoorassic world in action!

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Join the Penguin Party at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center

They slip, slide, dip and dive. One waddling behind the other.

Whether they are sliding down the man-made ice hill, or diving into the chilling 326,000 gallon aquarium, it seems as though the King, Gentoo, Macaroni and Rockhopper penguins are enjoying their new digs at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo.


It’s a sprawling 33,000-square-foot space that houses 80-plus penguins. The facility opens to the public on Monday, April 18. Those who visit can expect to fall in love with the little tuxedo-wearing, tail-shaking birds. Continue reading

Gettin’ Ready for Wild Summer Nights at the Zoo

Wild Summer Nights logo with silhouette band

Wild Summer Nights concerts return to the Detroit Zoo on Wednesday nights during July and August. Concerts take place in the Zoo’s Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring a blanket and sit back and enjoy a variety of local bands playing a wide selection of musical styles. Food, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase from Zoo concessions.

The rest of the Zoo remains open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the concert series. For those who prefer to walk around in the early evening, you might just see what some of the animals do after closing hours! Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Day at the Detroit Zoo


On April 26th & 27th 2014, the Detroit Zoo’s annual GreenFest celebration takes place. Visit the zoo between 9am & 3pm and join in on the fun that includes earth-friendly crafts, an endangered species scavenger hunt, animal enrichment activities, zookeeper talks and exhibits by local conservation groups.  All  of the GreenFest activities are free with Zoo admission. Continue reading