Click here to purchase a Zoo Membership.

Did you know...?

  • Although the Zoo is open only part of the year, all of the animals live 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*
  • Discounted or FREE admission to over 150 other accredited zoos and aquariums – remember, some zoos are open year round! This includes other local zoos such as: Detroit, Potter Park, Binder Park, and John Ball!
  • Zoo e-newsletter throughout the year – stay up to date on everything ZOO!
  • 10% discount on Zoo Store merchandise.
  • Discount on Zoo Camps, our WILD summer day camps for kids!
  • Discount on Hatchlings, our early educational, hands-on toddler program!
  • Exclusive Members Only Event

*Please note: Special ticketed events (Zoo Boo and Brew at the Zoo) are not included in the membership. Call the Zoo at (989) 759-1408 x 22 or email if you have any questions.

Membership Categories:

Individual - $40
All of the benefits listed above for one adult.

Individual + 1 - $60
All of the benefits listed above for one adult, plus one free guest admission each visit.

Dual - $50
All of the benefits listed above for two adults living in the same household.

Family - $75
All of the benefits listed above for one or two adults and their children 17 and under living in the same household.

Grandparent - $75
All of the benefits listed above for one or two grandparents living in the same household, and any grandchildren 17 and under.

Family + Guest - $95 (Best Value)
All of the benefits listed above for one or two adults and their children 17 and under living in the same household, plus one free guest admission each visit.

Grandparent + Guest $95 (Best Value)
All of the benefits listed above for one or two grandparents living in the same household and any grandchildren 17 and under, plus one free guest admission each visit.

Family Caregiver - $105
All of the benefits listed above for one or two adults and their children 17 and under living in the same household, plus a named caregiver.

Grandparent Caregiver - $105
All of the benefits listed above for one or two grandparents living in the same household and any grandchildren 17 and under, plus a named caregiver.

Family Caregiver + Guest - $125
All of the benefits listed above for one or two adults and their children 17 and under living in the same household, plus a named caregiver AND one free guest admission each visit.

Grandparent Caregiver + Guest - $125
All of the benefits listed above for one or two grandparents living in the same household and any grandchildren 17 and under, plus a named caregiver AND one free guest admission each visit.

Peacock $125
All of the benefits listed above for two adults OR two grandparents living in the same household, and any children OR grandchildren 17 and under, plus one free guest admission each visit. You will also receive an additional 10 Zoo admission passes.

Penguin $250
All of the benefits listed above for two adults OR two grandparents living in the same household, and any children OR grandchildren 17 and under, plus one free guest admission each visit. You will also receive an additional 10 Zoo admission passes and a personal behind-the-scenes tour of the Zoo.

Roo $500
All of the benefits listed above for two adults OR two grandparents living in the same household, and any children OR grandchildren 17 and under, plus one free guest admission each visit. You will also receive an additional 10 Zoo admission passes and a personal behind-the-scenes tour of the Zoo. You will also be listed as a Zoo donor as an individual contributor between the $250-500 level.

Phoenix $1,000
All of the benefits listed above for two adults OR two grandparents living in the same household, and any children OR grandchildren 17 and under, plus one free guest admission each visit. You will also receive an additional 10 Zoo admission passes and a personal behind-the-scenes tour of the Zoo. You will also be listed as a Zoo donor as an individual contributor between the $500-1,000 level.

Please note that for all memberships, a named adult on the membership card must be present. Grandchildren do not have to live in the same household. As always, infants 11 months and under are free!
Unless indicated, your membership will be available for you to pick up on your next visit at the admission booth. Renewing at the admission gate immediately provides you with your card.

 

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.

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, 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

2017 Season 

Tortoise SilhouetteThe Children’s Zoo is open April 22nd through October 7th.   Learn all about our hours, admission rates, and more here!

 


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 Partiespage for more information.

 

 

Garden with Tortoise Statues

 

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