Wild Winter Weekends at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak

Journey to the arctic, take an African adventure and head on a snowy safari at this annual family event, happening Jan. 17-18, Feb. 7-8 and March 7-8, 2015

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Winter temperatures and snow might deter you from visiting places like the Detroit Zoo. But don’t let the cold slow you down – because there’s tons of wintertime fun in store during Wild Winter Weekends in Royal Oak, happening select weekends Jan. 17-March 8, 2015.

Bundle up and head to this Oakland County spot for three weekends of activities that are free with zoo admission, which is $14 for adults (ages 15-61), $10 for ages 2-14 and free for kids under age 2. Planning to bring grandma and grandpa? Seniors ages 62-plus also pay $10 for admission. The events take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on select Saturdays and Sundays at the Ford Education Center.

Wild Winter Arctic Adventure

Jan. 17-18, 2015

Kick off January by embracing the cold with arts and crafts with a wintertime theme, plus the chance to see ice carving demonstrations live. Enjoy games and entertainment, too.

Wild Winter African Adventure

Feb. 7-8, 2015

Since February is Black History Month, celebrate with two days of fun – including an African drum lesson, arts and crafts, games and more. Plus, the zoo’s education specialist David Gakure – who is also a Kenyan naturalist –shares special stories with kids and parents.

Wild Winter Safari Social

March 7-8, 2015

It’s time to warm up with the safari social. Sip on hot chocolate – or channel summertime with some ice cream. Go on a scavenger hunt, get your face painted, do some arts and crafts and of course, chat with zookeepers.

Discover more about the 2015 Wild Winter Weekends fun at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak.

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