Celebrate fall at the zoo
The weather may still be summer-like, but the calendar says fall is here. The Detroit Zoo is celebrating the change of seasons with the third annual Fall Festival Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 3-4.
The two-day festival features live entertainment, children’s activities, hayrides and seasonal food. All activities take place in the Main Picnic Grove from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. Entrance to the Fall Festival is free with regular Zoo admission.
Student and faculty bands from The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music will entertain visitors and a fun-filled children’s activity area will include arts and crafts, fall-themed games, a giant inflatable slide, straw maze, pumpkin painting and face painting. Admission to the children’s activity area is $5 per child in addition to regular Zoo admission.
Visitors can hop aboard a hayride for $2 per adult and $1 per child (ages 2-14) and enjoy the sights at the front of the Zoo. Fall-inspired food such as polish sausage, bratwurst, apple strudel, caramel apples, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
The Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of Ten Mile and Woodward, just off I-696, in Royal Oak. The Detroit Zoo is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through October and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. November through March. Admission is $11 for adults 15 to 61, $9 for senior citizens 62 and older, and $7 for children ages 2 to 14; children under 2 are free. For more information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org