Did you know...?

  • Although the Zoo is open only part of the year, all of the animals stay
    at the Zoo year-round.

  • We've premiered a new improvement and/or exhibit every year since 1997.

  • Your annual membership donation helps us keep up with the costs of running
    the Zoo, which have increased with the fabulous growth we've accomplished.

These benefits are yours with a Zoo Membership!

  • Unlimited admission and train and carousel rides for 12 months from time of purchase*
  • Unlimited admission to over 150 other zoos – remember, some zoos are open year round, and you can get in at a discount or free.
  • Zoo newsletter and mailings throughout the year – we’ll tell you about upcoming events and theme days.
  • 10% discount on Zoo Store merchandise.
  • Discount on Zoo Camps – summer day camps for kids

*Please note: Special ticketed events (Zoo Boo, Pancakes with Parrots, Brew at the Zoo) are NOT included in the membership.

Membership Categories:

Individual $40 – admits one adult

Dual $50 – admits two adults living at the same address

Family $75 – admits two adults living at the same address and their own children age 17 and under, infants through 11 months are free

Grandparent(s) $75 – admits two adults living at the same address and their own grandchildren age 17 and under; infants through 11 months are free

Peacock $125 – Family or Grandparents member benefits, plus Add-a-Guest

Penguin $250 – Family or Grandparents member benefits, plus Add-a-Guest

Roo $500 – Family or Grandparents member benefits, plus Add-a-Guest

Phoenix $1,000+ – Family or Grandparents member benefits, plus Add-a-Guest and a Zoo tour conducted by Zoo personnel; just contact us to schedule

Any of the above membership categories are available for purchase online.

Add-a-Guest $20 - Add-a-Guest provides free admission, train and carousel rides for one guest when added to any membership category above. You can bring any non-member guest with you each time you visit! Only one Add-a-Guest per membership. To purchase our Add-a-Guest option, contact the Zoo at 989-759-1408.

Add-a-Caregiver $30 - Add-a-Caregiver allows a named caregiver to take your children to the Zoo any time in the absence of the named members on the card.  The caregiver receives free admission, free rides on the train and carousel, and a 10% discount in the Zoo Store, just like the other members named on the card!  Add-a-Caregiver must present photo I.D. with the membership card to enter the Zoo.  Only one Add-a-Caregiver per membership.
To Add-a-Caregiver to your membership, contact the Zoo at 989-759-1408.

Unless indicated, your membership will be available for you to pick up on your next visit.  If you plan on visiting the Zoo within 2-3 weeks, we suggest you renew your membership at the admissions gate instead of renewing online. Renewing at the admission gate immediately provides you with a new temporary member card you can begin using that day.

Click here to purchase a Zoo Membership.




 

Zoo Store

Zoo Store

The Zoo Store is full of fun and enriching items for children of all ages. Prices range from under $1.00 to $30.00. We feature an array of items including jewelry, books, clothing, hats, plush of all sizes and shapes, and sweet treats, to name a few.

We also carry convenience items to make your visit more enjoyable including AA and AAA batteries and sun block.

Children's Zoo Members receive 10% off on Zoo Store purchases.

Don’t forget to purchase Special Event Tickets, Bricks, Memberships, and Adopt-an-Animal sponsorships.

 

Concessions

Come and satisfy your hunger from an impressive list of hot food, snacks, and refreshments.

  • Train Whistle Café* is located near our train station. Our outdoor seating offers a variety of scenic views including the Forgotten Forest, the River Otters, the Butterfly House and much more!

We offer a variety of eating options, from a list of hot food, snacks and refreshments as well as some great lunch options. We also serve a variety of ice cream products.  There are also picnic areas available in the Zoo, so feel free to bring your own picnic lunch.  No glass containers please. 

*Please call 989-759-1408 to check hours of operation.  Snacks and drinks are always available in the Zoo Store.

Train Whistle Cafe

 Let us host your birthday party, retirement or office party, or family reunion
 Just call the Zoo Office for more information at 989-759-1408.

Welcome to the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square. Come and satisfy your hunger from an impressive list of hot food, snacks, and refreshments.

  • Train Whistle Café* is located near our train station. Our outdoor seating offers a variety of scenic views including the Forgotten Forest, the River Otters, the Butterfly House and much more!

We offer a variety of eating options, from a list of hot food, snacks and refreshments as well as some great lunch options. We also serve a variety of ice cream products.  There are also picnic areas available in the Zoo, so feel free to bring your own picnic lunch.  No glass containers please. 

*Please call 989-759-1408 to check hours of operation.  Snacks and drinks are always available in the Zoo Store.

Let us host your birthday party,retirement or office party, or family reunion
Just call the Zoo Office for more information at 989-759-1408.

Train Whistle Cafe

plan your visit

2015 Season 

Tortoise SilhouetteThe Children’s Zoo is open March 28th through October 10th.   Check out our new hours for the 2015 season!

 


Group Visits 

Alligator SilhouetteThe time to book your field trip or group visit is now. Groups of ten or more receive a special rate when the place a reservation. Visit our Field Trip/Group Visit page now.

 

Wild Time Birthdays 

Wolf Silhouette

Trying to find the perfect venue to hold your child’s birthday party?  Be a party animal at the Children's Zoo!   Visit our Wild Time Birthday Parties page for more information.

 

 

Garden with Tortoise Statues

 

updatedmap 2014