Wild Winter at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak

Coats on and claws out because winter is best experienced wild. Check out family-friendly fun on Jan. 20 and Feb. 3, 2018, at the Detroit Zoo's Wild Winter event.

Winter turns the air frigid, the ground slick and the sky gray. Yet, it’s still not enough to keep the animals at the Detroit Zoo from coming out to play. All families are invited to answer the call of the Wild Winter, coming Jan. 20 and Feb. 3, 2018.

The zoo is open 362 days a year, and winter is a wonderland for the animals that thrive on the temperature drop. The cold-loving gray foxes, wolverines, Japanese macaques, tigers, polar bears, arctic foxes, penguins and red pandas will all be out and about for the guests who choose to bundle up for a visit with them.

However, indoor exhibits for animals who enjoy their habitats comfortably climate-controlled will be available as well. Fans of the river otters, butterflies, frogs, apes, giraffes and rhinos – you’re in luck!

The annual program’s events will take place on only two days this year, so don’t miss out on the action. Head on over to the Ford Education Center for presentations by zookeepers, games, crafts and children’s music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. As always, all Wild Winter activities are included with zoo admission: $15 for adults, $11 for children 2-18 and seniors 62-plus, and free for children 2 and under. Parking is $8 per car.

For more details on this year’s Wild Winter at the Detroit Zoo, and for information on all the hottest kid-friendly events in our area, visit the Metro Parent Calendar.

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Photo courtesy of the Detroit Zoo/photographed by Roy Lewis.

This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly. 

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