Wild Winter Weekends at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak
On weekends in January through March 2013, families can spend the winter exploring the Detroit Zoo with these special events
The zoo isn't just fun to visit when it's warm outside. Come out from that cave you've been hibernating in this winter and experience Wild Winter Weekends at the Detroit Zoo with your pack.
In January, February and March, families can talk with zookeepers, listen to live music or watch live entertainment, do some crafting and more. And better yet, all activities are free with zoo admission, which is $14 for adults, $9 for ages 2-14. The events, happening on one weekend each month, run 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
So grab your winter gear and see what's in store at this year's eighth annual Wild Winter Weekends series of events.
Jan. 12-13, 2013
The January event is all about the cold. Learn about the chilly arctic and all of the animals who live there through activities and talks with a zookeeper. Then, make sure to take the kids to see the live ice carving demonstrations. There will be arts, crafts and live entertainment for the kids to enjoy, too.
Feb. 9-10, 2013
February is Black History Month, and the Detroit Zoo will be celebrating by teaching this weekend's visitors about Africa. The Wild Winter African Adventure will feature an African drum lesson, and David Gakure, a Kenyan naturalist and Detroit Zoo education specialist, will be telling stories. As always, you don't want to miss the arts, crafts, games and entertainment.
March 9-10, 2013
This wild twist on an ice cream social mixes cool and hot treats. Sip hot cocoa and eat ice cream, and then take part in a winter safari scavenger hunt. There will be a zookeeper talk, face painting, arts, crafts and more activities at this weekend hoopla. Note: Ice cream and cocoa must be purchased. Both will be sold at a discount.
For more information on these Wild Winter Weekend events, check out the listings for Wild Winter Arctic Adventure, Wild Winter African Adventure and Wild Winter Safari Social on Metro Parent's events calendar.