Family Events Detroit Zoo GreenFest in Royal Oak Arts and crafts, chemistry demonstrations, exhibits and more. Check out this Earth Day celebration at the Detroit Zoo, April 16-17, 2016 for some eco-friendly, educational excitement. « Previous Next » Sophie Silverman • April 7, 2016 Add Comment Tweet If you are in search of a great, educational spring activity for the whole family, look no further. The annual GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo, April 16-17, 2016 has something in store for you. The event focuses primarily on celebrating our planet by demonstrating different ways to conserve and protect the environment – all while incorporating fun activities for the kids. Families will be able to participate in numerous activities, including hands-on, earth-friendly crafts, a community art project focusing on plastics within the environment, chemistry demos, zookeeper talks – and even exhibits by eco-friendly artists and conservation organizations. Since the main goal for the event to educate the public – specifically youth – about ways to improve the planet, kids will have the opportunity to be a part of the Zoo’s Green Team at the Green Games Gallery. There, they’ll participate in various eco-conscious activities and can listen to speeches by local conservation groups about keeping our planet healthy and safe. The Detroit Zoo GreenFest runs 9 a.m.-3p.m. April 16-17, 2016. The event is free with admission, which is $14/ages 15-plus, $10/ages 2-14. Visitors who donate an old, used cellphone will receive discounted admission for $9, giving zoo-goers incentive to reduce, reuse and recycle. So come on down to GreenFest and get your “Vitamin Z” at the zoo – and do something good for the planet, too. Learn more about the 2016 GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo by visiting the Metro Parent calendar.