Detroit Zoo Wild Winter Weekends 2020

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Detroit Zoo Wild Winter Weekends review, pics and info. The Detroit Zoo holds Wild Winter Weekends on select weekends in January and February. Wild Winter Weekends are themed events for kids that include indoor crafts and fun.

2020 Detroit Zoo Wild Winter Weekends Info 
Embrace the winter weather this season during our Wild Winter Weekends at the Detroit Zoo. These events are a fun way to experience the magic of the Zoo in winter. Enjoy your favorite habitats indoors and out along with special activities, a scavenger hunt, zookeeper talks, crafts, animal feedings and much more.

Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10a-2p
Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10a-2p

All activities are FREE with Zoo admission. All sessions are held at the Ford Education Center from 10a-2p


The zoo invited me out to learn more. Here’s what my family and I enjoyed at the Detroit Zoo’s Wild Winter Weekends.

The Wild Winter Weekends offers up a different theme on each weekend. The January theme was Arctic Adventure. All of the crafts and activities at the Ford Education Center focused on the Arctic theme. Children were invited to create polar bear masks, toss bean bags into the cut out hole of the polar bear belly, get arctic tattoos, listen in on arctic adventure zookeeper talks, view ice carvings, listen to music, watch a magician, and more. There was plenty to do that kept the kids busy.

Animals featured at The Detroit Zoo during winter months include… the gray wolves, wolverines, Japanese macaques, tigers, camels, polar bears, arctic foxes and red pandas.  The Zoo also has many indoor areas to explore, including the Edward Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat, Matilda R. Wilson Free-Flight Aviary, Butterfly Garden, Holden Reptile Conservation Center, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee and Penguinarium. It’s too cold for the rhinos and giraffes but visitors can still see them in their indoor pens.

Detroit Zoo Wild Winter Weekends Pics

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The zoo is open during winter months so you’re free to walk around and see the animals. Some of the animals are moved indoors during the cold months and can be viewed at indoor exhibits. What’s great about the Wild Winter Weekends is that it gives families another opportunity to head indoors and warm up with some educational zoo fun.



Detroit Zoo
8450 W 10 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
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