Have Breakfast with the Butterflies at the Detroit Zoo!

Did you know that the Detroit Zoo offers “Breakfast with the Butterflies” all year round?

Enjoy a continental breakfast in the tropics as beautiful butterflies surround you and your guests! During breakfast, a zookeeper will share the secrets of butterfly watching in the garden and in the wild, followed by an opportunity to prepare chrysalises for display and release new butterflies in the garden.

What’s more, you can enter to win your breakfast with the butterflies for free!  Just go to this link and enter before October 31, 2013.  We think it would be really awesome if one of our Homeschooling in Detroit readers won!


Also going on at the Detroit Zoo this month is the ever-popular Zoo Boo.

Live, friendly entertainment awaits your costume-clad little ones at the Zoo Boo Revue, and they will be delighted to try their luck at the Ghouly Games tent sponsored by Blue Care Network. Be sure to stop by the Haunted Reptile House and visit the ghosts and goblins that have made the Holden Reptile Conservation Center their home for the holiday season. And don’t miss the Zombie Zone, sponsored by Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop, featuring ghostly games and spooky activities sure to send a chill up your spine!

Dare to take a ride on the wild side at the Wild Adventure Zone’s 4D Theater featuring “The Wizard of Oz,” a limited time engagement only in October, or on the Simulator Ride featuring “Happy Feet: Mumble’s Wild Ride” for an additional $5 per person, per ride, or $7 for both! It’s a fang-tastic deal sure to give you goose bumps! Tickets for the rides may be purchased online or at Guest Relations at the front of the Zoo in advance or on the night of the event.

Be sure to take a thrilling whirl on the Carousel (additional $2 per person) and stop by the bone-chilling Arctic Café so your goblins can gobble up some Halloween goodies.

Zoo Boo will be held on the evenings of October 11-13, October 18-20 and October 25-27, rain or shine. Zoo Boo is held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays and 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets may sell out, so advance ticket purchase is encouraged!

  • Zoo Members can purchase tickets starting September 2.
  • General public tickets go on sale October 1.

Advance tickets are $8 per person, ages 2 and up. Children under 2 are free. Parking is free for Members during regular Zoo hours. Parking is $5 per car for all guests, including Members, for special events and evening events.

Tickets can be purchased at Window One at the front of the Zoo or online.

Time slots for Zoo Boo are

  • 5 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays only), 5:30 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays only)
  • 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
  • Gates close for entry at 8 p.m.

If a date and time slot is not sold out, a limited number of tickets may be available at the gate that day after 5 p.m. for $11. Parking is $5 per car for all Zoo members and non-members. Zoo Boo is a rain-or-shine event. No refunds or exchanges.

Get your tickets by clicking here.

Get on out to the zoo before it gets too cold!