Zoo extends hours for Labor Day Weekend

The Detroit Zoo | Royal Oak, MI

By Jeffrey Buck

The Detroit Zoo will be offering extended hours this weekend. Holiday visitors can take advantage of the extra time to check out some of the new additions to the Zoo over that last several months, which include:

  • Brad & Clover, a pair of common elands
  • Four African slender-snouted crocodiles
  • Bulgan, a camel calf born in April
  • Half a dozen red kangaroo joeys
  • Slyde, Bobby & Emmy, three North American river otters born in March

These new editions to the growing family at the zoo plus the edition of the new Boardwalk, which gives visitors an up close and personal view of a Michigan ecosystem teeming with native fish, frogs, turtles and birds, are all great ways to take advantage of the extra time.

“There are many new and exciting things to see and do at the Detroit Zoo, and we want to give the community extra time to enjoy them over the Labor Day weekend,” said Detroit Zoological Society Executive Director Ron Kagan.

The extended hours are:

  • Saturday, September 1 – Open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 2 – Open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The zoo will close at regular time – 5 p.m. – on Monday September 3

The Zoo’s paid attractions will remain open late this weekend as well, including the Tauber Family Railroad and the Carousel.  Visitors can also experience the Wild Adventure Ride – featuring “Happy Feet: Mumble’s Wild Ride” – and the Wild Adventure 3-D/4-D Theater – featuring “Great Escapes: Life in 4-D” and “Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure”.

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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