The Detroit Zoo is Now Open

The Detroit Zoo is Now Open with a Few New Rules in Place

We’ve all been wondering about the animals at the Detroit Zoo. And, we’ve been missing them dearly! If you’re like us, then you’ll be glad to hear the Detroit Zoo is now open!

Due to Covid-19, the zoo opens with a few new rules to ensure proper social distancing to keep guests and staff members safe. Here’s what’s new at the Zoo:

  • Masks are required, especially in the indoor viewing areas.
  • Reservations are required.
  • Guests must reserve their time slot on the zoo’s website,, prior to their visit.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from other guests and groups.
  • Unfortunatley the Zoofari market is closed but the online shopping and kiosks are open.

Not ready to visit and interested in zoo type fun at home? No problem! The Detroit Zoo offers some great virtual opportunities on their website fun for the whole family. Visit and view the penguins, giraffs and snow monkeys via their live cameras. You can also visit the ‘Summer Virtual Ventures’ section to join the Detroit Zoological Society for free self-paced virtual camps that offer exciting content, expert interviews, hands-on activities, and much more! Click HERE to see for yourself!

Online Ticket Prices:

  • $14 / Adults (19 years – 64)
  • $10 / Children (2 years – 18)
  • $10 / Seniors (65+)
  • + Parking / $8

Same Day Prices at Admission Gates:

  • $19 / Adults (19 years – 64)
  • $15 / Children (2 years – 18)
  • $15 / Seniors (65+)
  • $15 / Military with ID (Active duty, retired and veterans, residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county only)
  • + Parking / $8

The Detroit Zoo is located at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, Michigan.

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Owner & Senior Editor of Detroit Mommies, Shannon has 20 years of experience in the digital marketing space specializing in the subjects of fashion, beauty, travel & parenting. She obtained Detroit Mommies in 2017 and has been perfecting its digital footprint and sharing her reviews, parenting advice, and offering local Michigan event announcements ever since. Shannon is also the Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor of and is known for her original fashion, beauty & travel blog, Glamorous Moms now As a writer, Shannon is known for her service & product reviews, travel reviews, fashion & beauty trends, and styling advice for women and moms on the go. She is currently the President & Founder of the Glamorous Moms Foundation, the CEO of the beauty brand Glameselle, and has been awarded the Elite 40 under 40 award and featured on numerous print and television media outlets both locally and nationally.

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