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Detroit Accessibility Project

Front of Detroit Zoo with water tower in background
The Detroit Zoo
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-5717
Operated by Detroit Zoological Society, the Detroit Zoo is a educational and fun experience for people of all ages. Located 2 miles outside of the Detroit city limits in Royal Oak and Huntington Woods, the zoo has over 2000 animals and 237 species living on its 125 acres of land.

Parking Accessibility

No information available

Restroom Accessibility

All restrooms are equipped with an accessible stall.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Entrance: Electronic-assist doors are located in the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, Ford Education Center and Arctic Café. Entire Venue: All outdoor aspects of the Detroit Zoo are wheelchair accessible.

Wheelchair Rental

Wheelchairs and Electric Conveyance Vehicles (EVC)s are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be 18 years of age or older to rent ECVs. No reservations accepted. Available on a same-day basis and may only be used inside the Zoo.

ASL Interpreter

If you would like to have a sign language, oral or cued speech interpreter, please call at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

Elevator

No elevator is at this venue.

Assisted Listening Device

Assistive Listening Devices are available in the Ford Education Center Theater.

Sensory Kit

Sensory bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads are available to guests who may feel overwhelmed by the environment. Guests can check out the bags at Customer Care and the Park Safety Office. A dedicated sensory room is also available for those who may need a quieter and more secure space.

Service Animal

Service animals are allowed. A member of the security team will ensure the service animal is qualified under the current ADA guidelines. The guest will be issued a bandana to indicate that their service animal has been approved. The bandana will be collected upon the guest’s departure. Each guest with a service animal will also be given a small collapsible water bowl for the animal’s comfort and a pet waste collection bag for convenience. Service animals are not allowed in the following areas of the Detroit Zoo: the Australian Outback Adventure immersive walkway, the Free-Flight Aviary Simulator Ride, and the Red Panda Forest Canopy Walkway.

Parking Accessibility

No information available

Restroom Accessibility

All restrooms are equipped with an accessible stall.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Entrance: Electronic-assist doors are located in the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, Ford Education Center and Arctic Café. Entire Venue: All outdoor aspects of the Detroit Zoo are wheelchair accessible.

Wheelchair Rental

Wheelchairs and Electric Conveyance Vehicles (EVC)s are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be 18 years of age or older to rent ECVs. No reservations accepted. Available on a same-day basis and may only be used inside the Zoo.

ASL Interpreter

If you would like to have a sign language, oral or cued speech interpreter, please call at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

Elevator

No elevator is at this venue.

Assisted Listening Device

Assistive Listening Devices are available in the Ford Education Center Theater.

Sensory Kit

Sensory bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads are available to guests who may feel overwhelmed by the environment. Guests can check out the bags at Customer Care and the Park Safety Office. A dedicated sensory room is also available for those who may need a quieter and more secure space.

Service Animal

Service animals are allowed. A member of the security team will ensure the service animal is qualified under the current ADA guidelines. The guest will be issued a bandana to indicate that their service animal has been approved. The bandana will be collected upon the guest’s departure. Each guest with a service animal will also be given a small collapsible water bowl for the animal’s comfort and a pet waste collection bag for convenience. Service animals are not allowed in the following areas of the Detroit Zoo: the Australian Outback Adventure immersive walkway, the Free-Flight Aviary Simulator Ride, and the Red Panda Forest Canopy Walkway.
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