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Madonna Day at the Detroit Zoo!

Madonna Day at the Detroit Zoo!

Saturday, July 22, 2017
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Zoo Hours
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Pierson Picnic Site Reserved

Detroit Zoo
8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Reserve discounted tickets by Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Questions? Contact or call 734-432-5788.

Enjoy a great day at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak with your family and Madonna University alumni, friends, faculty and staff. The Pierson Lake Picnic Site at the zoo will be reserved for Madonna University guests from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Relax, bring your lunch or purchase your lunch at the concessions, and visit with family and friends.

What are the ticket rates?
Madonna University family and friends receive a preferred ticket rate for this outing. Discounted ticket rates are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors 62+ and kids 14 and under, and free for those under two years of age. Deadline to purchase discounted tickets is July 12. After July 12, general admission tickets can be purchased at the regular price on the Detroit Zoo website.

How will I receive my tickets?
Tickets purchased at the discounted Madonna rate before June 30 will be mailed to the address listed on the online ticket registration form. Madonna rate tickets purchased between July 1 and July 12 will be distributed at a designated Madonna table at the zoo’s main entrance starting at 9 a.m. on July 22. Regular price general admission tickets purchased on the Detroit Zoo’s website can be picked up at the Detroit Zoo main entrance.

Buy Discounted Zoo Tickets

Parking Passes
The Detroit Zoo charges $7 per car to park. To purchase parking passes ahead of time online, visit the zoo’s website. Parking passes can also be purchased day of the event at the gate, but there may be a wait.

To purchase General Admission tickets after July 13, to purchase parking passes, or for directions to the Detroit Zoo, visit

About the Detroit Zoo
The Detroit Zoo has 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for more than 2,000 animals from anteaters to zebras and features award-winning attractions such as the National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee and Arctic Ring of Life. The Zoo’s newest attraction is the spectacular Polk Penguin Conservation Center, the largest facility for penguins in the world.

  • Situated on 125 acres with many naturalistic habitats
  • Major exhibits include the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback Adventure, Great Apes of Harambee, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Holden Reptile Conservation Center and Butterfly Garden
  • Largest paid family attraction in Michigan with more than 1.6 million visitors annually
  • 62,000 member households
  • Home to more than 2,000 animals of 245 species
  • 245 employees including full- and part-time
  • More than 1,100 volunteers, docents and gardeners who donate more than 100,000 hours of service each year
  • Mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife
  • Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums