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The zoo will flip the switch for more than 5 million lights to shine over 32 days during the holiday season. Walk among the trees and buildings to see the 280 illuminated animal sculptures scattered throughout the zoo. Capacity will be limited to 2,100 each night, so advance tickets...
Bring the little ones for a personal visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Wild Lights. Listen to a special story read by Mrs. Claus and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies. Tickets are $30 for all guests and include Wild Lights admission. Photo opportunities with Santa will...
Join Old St. Nick as he takes a breather from his busy holiday schedule to enjoy a delicious buffet-style waffle breakfast in the Detroit Zoo's Wildlife Interpretive Gallery. Seating is limited and advance reservations are necessary.  
Get into the holiday spirits at Polar Beers at Wild Lights. The 21-and-older event allows guests to enjoy winter brews from Michigan craft breweries while viewing the Detroit Zoo's spectacular holiday light display. Ticket packages start at $45 and include admission and 12 beer-tasting tickets. Food and additional drink tickets...
Shutterbugs of all ages can experience the Detroit Zoo from a whole new point of view. Guests will gain insights and guidance from photography experts who will help them take professional-quality images of the amazing animals who live at the Zoo.
This annual event invites children to wear costumes, bring treat bags and collect Halloween goodies. Guests are asked to join the Detroit Zoological Society on its Green Journey by bringing in their own treat bags (bags are not handed out at the event).
The Detroit Zoo and the Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with dozens of local animal welfare organizations, host the annual fall Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo. The event is one of the nation's largest off-site companion-animal adoption programs, where hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens...
Lions and tigers and beers ... oh my! The Detroit Zoo's annual fall Zoo Brew features more than 130 beers from select Michigan craft breweries, live music and food for purchase. Ticket packages are $45 and include admission and 12 beer-tasting tickets. Food and additional drink tickets are available for...
Thousands of runners and walkers lace up their running shoes each year for Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo. The event includes 5K and 10K runs, a Too Wild! 5K 10K combo and a noncompetitive fun walk. This year's race has gone virtual. Participate in a neighborhood near you and...
Senior citizens residing in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are invited to enjoy a special day at the Detroit Zoo. Seniors 62 and older and one adult guest receive free admission and parking. Senior Day features live music, tram tours, bingo, zookeeper talks and a senior resource area.