Beat the winter blues this season during the Wild Winter Weekends at the Detroit Zoo. Wild Winter is a unique, fun way to experience the magic of the Zoo in winter. Enjoy your favorite habitats indoors and out along with special activities including children’s music, zookeeper talks, crafts and much more.

Wild Winter festivities will be on select weekends in January, February and March, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  The themes change monthly, take a look at the schedule:

Wild Winter Arctic Adventure
January 14 and 15, 2012
Celebrate the arctic chill of winter with ice carving demonstrations and meet some of the Detroit Zoo’s arctic animals with animal enrichment and keeper talks. Activities include arctic-themed arts and crafts, games and entertainment.

Wild Winter African Adventure
February 11 and 12, 2012
Celebrate Wild Winter African Adventure in honor of Black History Month. Take an African drum lesson or learn about African animals through storytelling with David Gakure, Kenyan naturalist and Detroit Zoological Society Education Specialist. Other activities include live entertainment, arts and crafts, games and educational experiences.

Wild Winter Safari Social
March 10 and 11, 2012
Escape the winter “blahs” with hot drinks and cool treats at the Detroit Zoo. Go on a winter safari scavenger hunt through the Zoo. Ice cream and hot cocoa will be available for purchase and activities include face painting, arts and crafts, animal enrichment and zookeeper talks


These events are free with admission:  $15 for ages 15 plus, $8 for ages 2-14.   The zoo is located at 8450 W Ten Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI  48067.  You can contact the zoo at 248-541-5717 or you can check their website for more information



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