At the Saginaw Children’s Zoo, we specialize in turning ordinary days into extraordinary experiences for all. Check out all our opportunities for exploration and discovery!


Swing like a capuchin in Monkey Jungle, climb Kilimanjaro Mountain, slide down Tree Top Lodge or show off your speed on the Cheetah Run while mom and dad take a seat and relax under the Animal Pavilion!

Loons Baseball Diamond

Hit a home run and feel like a pro as you run the bases of our Loons Baseball Diamond!

Fossil Find

Fossil Find is a place where adults can take a seat and relax while children become world-famous paleontologists as they uncover dinosaur bones and learn about the discovery of prehistoric animals.

Walk-Through Aviary

The Walk-Through Aviary is adjoined to the kangaroo exhibit in the Australian Outback. The aviary exhibits five cockatiels, which are native to Australia, in a free-flighted environment. Guests are invited in and have the option to feed the birds a millet stick. Millet sticks are a favorite snack item of these small birds.

This attraction also features two ring-necked doves and two completely enclosed exhibits for Poppy, the Zoo’s umbrella cockatoo, and Wedgie, the moluccan cockatoo. The Aviary will be open to the public seasonally, as temperatures are appropriate for the cockatiel flock.

Wetland Experience

The Wetland Experience is a natural wetland ecosystem with plants and fish native to Michigan wetlands. Plunge below the surface in the underwater viewing area to see the wetland creatures that live below, feel like a beaver as you explore the crawl-through “beaver dam," take a wiggly-walk on the Wobbly Bridge and enjoy a beautiful waterfall as you enjoy the up-close and personal wetland experience.