Monday, January 11, 2016

Get Wild at the Detroit Zoo

When most people think about going to the zoo, it's usually on a sunny spring or summer day. Not many take a trip to the Detroit Zoo in the middle of the winter, but those people don't know what they are missing out on! The animals at the zoo are actually much more active in the colder weather. Plus, it's not nearly as packed, so it makes for a different experience than you're probably used to.

Well this weekend the Detroit Zoo is really encouraging people to bundle up and come out for a visit. This weekend they are hosting an event called Wild Winter Weekends. In addition to visiting your favorite animal friends at the zoo, there will also be special activities, children’s music, zookeeper talks, crafts and more. Plus some of the animals' habitats are indoors, so that will give you a chance to warm up here and there. A few of the indoor exhibits include the butterfly house, bird aviary, amphibian conservation center (which also includes the sloth's home), penguinarium, reptile conservation center, the tunnel in the Arctic Ring of Life, and even the apes, chimps, rhinos and giraffes have indoor spaces that you can visit.

Most of the special activities during Wild Winter Weekends will be taking place in the Ford Education Center and are free with paid admission to the zoo. Admission ranges from $10-14 and the zoo is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wild Winter Weeekends happens this Saturday and Sunday, January 16th and 17th. Don't worry, if you can't make it out this weekend, they will be having the event again on February 6th and 7th. For more information on the zoo and this event head over to


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