Zoos and Animal Attractions

Michigan Zoos and Animal Attractions

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What we all love about visiting the zoo is the watching the interaction of wild animals. Big and small these are animals that you only see in movies or on TV. Most of us will never travel to the areas of the world where you could go on a safari so this is our opportunity to see, hear and smell the habitats.

May 1 to Oct. 1 | Open Daily from 11am-4pm.

Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary is a reptile rescue facility that is open to the public.

Seasonal Dates
Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Closed all Holidays & Sundays
Fall Dates/Hours as Weather Permits

Our Animal Park features alpacas, Nigerian dwarf goats and miniature donkeys! Admission includes grain to feed the alpacas. Visit us to experience this unique, family-friendly park!

Opening Date: May 21, 2022

Enjoy a leisurely walk through one of Michigan's historical museums in the outdoors! Life size dinosaur reproductions, nestled among 25 acres of beautiful land provide an educational, entertaining and exciting change of pace. There are many photo opportunities, including a view from atop the pteranodon nest!

May 1- October 31, 2022

Our trails take visitors through 56 acres of natural surroundings to see exotic animals such as primates, zebras, lions, reptiles, and parrots. There is a petting area and parakeet encounter for an up close and personal adventure with our animals.

The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year
closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Animal Feedings/Demonstrations
In order to encourage natural behavior, feeding and socialization activities occur throughout the day. This is called "animal enrichment". View our enrichment schedule on the "Today at the Zoo" page.

Opening Day May 13, 2022

Lewis Farm Market is a 700 acre farm in New Era, Michigan. Family owned and operated, with home grown produce, fruit orchards, market with gifts and goodies, and a bakery. Enjoy lots of activities for family fun from May through October each year … and a petting farm with a wide variety of animals and birds!

Open every day of the year except for December 25th Christmas Day

Potter Park Zoo is located along the Red Cedar River, in Lansing Michigan. Potter Park Zoo is a 20 acre zoo within an 80 acre park located in the capital city of Lansing, Michigan. With over 500 animal residents there is always something new and exciting to see.

March 25 - November 20, 2022

John Ball Zoo has over 2,000 animals including lions, tigers, chimpanzees, and a red panda, indoor and outdoor exhibits, interactive experiences, and so much more. The Zoo is conveniently located at the corner of Fulton and Valley (1300 W. Fulton) just west of downtown Grand Rapids.

The Children’s Zoo features a variety of animals ranging from small insects to our large Clydesdale Horses. We are currently home to over 150 animals (and that’s not including the thousands of insects!) year round.

Opening day for the 2022 season is Sunday, May 1.

Binder Park Zoo is located outside of Battle Creek, Michigan, on 433 acres of natural forests and wetlands. The zoo has become one of the leading cultural attractions in the region. Binder Park Zoo was created on the model of an entrepreneurial self-supporting nonprofit organization, and is managed by a zoological society board of directors.