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Fall into Fun at the Detroit Zoo!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Detroit Zoo has changed some of the ways they celebrate fall. However, there are still plenty of fun fall activities this year!

The zoo modified some programs for this year, while others have been cancelled. But you and your little animals can still enjoy these wonderful autumn days at the Detroit Zoo.

Fall Fun at the Detroit Zoo 2020

So, what is happening this fall at the Detroit Zoo? Read on!

Zoo Tots at Home

The popular Zoo Tots program (for children ages 2-4) has been modified this year but is still happening! Zoo Tots is now a self-guided adventure, featuring adventures you can complete at home with your family or at a local park. You can even complete the activities AT the Detroit Zoo if you wish!

Each session includes a materials packet and 30-day access to the Zoo Tots virtual classroom. You can do crafts, learn using the collectible “Get Outside!” card and more, with the virtual classroom featuring a video story.

There’s also an interactive space for questions and sharing. You can register here.

Fall Festivities

While Zoo Boo and Smashing Pumpkins had to be canceled in 2020 because of social distancing concerns, there is still so much fun to be had at the Zoo! There is still décor to be looked at, costumes to be worn and treats to be eaten, Monday-Thursday during the month of October.

Costumes are encouraged, so dress up your children, and don’t forget to share pictures on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) using the hashtag #DetroitZoo. Animal costumes are especially welcome!

Each child gets a goodie bag Monday-Thursday in October, so make your reservation today.

Safe Visits

If you are planning to visit, great! We can hardly wait. We have a full list of safety tips for visitors here.

Although here is a quick overview:

  1. All visitors must make a timed reservation. This includes members and ticketed guests.
  2. The Detroit Zoo is limiting the capacity to keep guests safe.
  3. The zoo will no longer provide paper maps. However, you can access a digital map with your reservation.
  4. After you arrive, show your ID, membership card, and or tickets and parking receipt at the Zoo admission booth.
  5. Follow the guidelines posted throughout the Zoo that include wearing face-covering and following one-way routes to maintain social distancing.
  6. Over 100 accessible hand sanitizing and handwashing stations have been installed throughout the zoo.
  7. The zoo may close or limit access or capacity to some of the exhibits, especially those that are indoors.

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Korie Wilkins
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Korie is a work at home mom to an energetic boy and a sweet todder girl. She loves big books, chocolate, writing, crochet and her Peloton. A recovering former journalist, Korie is also a wife, cook and allergy mama. Follow her on Twitter at @koriemw.