Detroit Zoo Extends Hours for Labor Day Weekend

The Detroit Zoo | Woodward Spine 2013

The Detroit Zoo | Woodward Spine 2013

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo is giving kids and parents more time to go “wild” before the school bell rings by extending Labor Day Weekend hours from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1. On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, the Zoo will close at 5 p.m.

“There are always 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 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 Zone – featuring “Happy Feet: Mumble’s Wild Ride” at the Simulator Ride and “Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” alternating with “Great Escapes: Life in 4-D” at the 4-D Theater.

With the ZooMORE discounted ticket package for rides and attractions, visitors can experience the 4-D Theater, Simulator Ride, Tauber Family Railroad and Carousel – or any combination – for $12 per person in addition to Zoo admission.

Extra hours also means extra time to check out the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Ford Education Center, featuring 100 spectacular images from the world’s largest and most prestigious wildlife photography competition. The exhibition runs through Sept. 8 and is free with Zoo admission.

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