Belle Isle Nature Zoo, Detroit

176 Lakeside Dr. Detroit, MI 48207
Tel: (313) 852-4056

Small four-acre zoo inside Belle Isle State Park with amphibians, fish, reptiles, and a deer (which you can feed). Location of the original Detroit Zoo.


Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek

7400 Division Drive Battle Creek, MI 49014
Tel: (269)979-1351 ext130


Children's Zoo at Celebration Square, Saginaw

1730 South Washington Avenue Saginaw, MI 48601
Tel: (989)759-1408

Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

8450 West 10 Mile Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48067
Tel: (248)541-5717

Opened in 1928, the zoo provides a 125-acre natural habitat for more than 2,400 animals of 255 species. The zoo is home to polar bears, gorillas, chimpanzees, giraffes, Amur tigers, African lions, Grevy’s zebras, Bactrian camels, snow monkeys, hundreds of reptiles and birds and thousands of amphibians, just to name a few. Other attractions include the Adventure Simulator, Wild Adventure 4-D Theater, and the Tauber Family Railroad.


De Young Family Zoo, Wallace

N5406 County Road 577 Wallace, MI 49893
Tel: (906) 788-4093

Located on the upper peninsula, the zoo opens each May to the sounds of singing dogs and wolves. Joining them are brown bears, black bears, and the largest Big Cat family in the midwest. My Life is a Zoo, as seen on National Geographic Channel, is filmed here.

GarLyn Zoo, Naubinway

W9104 US2 - Naubinway, MI. 49762
Tel: (906) 477-1085

Largest zoo in the Upper Peninsula region, with animals including reindeer, grizzly bear and Siberian tigers. Open May 1st through September 30th.

John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids

1300 W Fulton Street Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Tel: (616)336-4300

Oswald's Bear Ranch, Newberry

13814 County Rd 407 (H-37) Newberry, MI 49868
Tel: (906) 293-3147

Located in Michigan's upper peninsula, this is the largest bear-only ranch in the U.S. Twenty-nine roaming bears across four large habitats.

Potter Park Zoological Gardens, Lansing

1301 S Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing, MI 48912
Tel: (517) 483-4222