Nature Centers & Zoos in and around Ann Arbor, MI
Kids feeling nature-deprived? Bring them to a nature center or zoo! Here is KidsOutAndAbout's list of great places nearby!
The Detroit Zoo has 125 acres of naturalistic habitats for 2,400 animals from aardvarks to zebras and features award-winning attractions such as the National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee and Arctic Ring of Life. The Zoo’s newest attraction is the spectacular Polk Penguin Conservation Center, the largest facility for penguins in the world.
The Toledo Zoo & AquariumGet wild with your family!
Travel the world in one amazing day! With more than 5,000 animals representing 500+ species, the Toledo Zoo offers your family an experience like no other. The kids will love Nature's Neighborhood, our award-winning children's zoo- it's 100% explore-able, hands-on fun! When it's time to eat, grab a bite at the Carnivore Cafe (where lions, tigers, and other big cats once lived) or at the Timberline Bakery. And all through your visit, our beautiful gardens will grace your way. Be sure to visit our Expedition Africa Aerial Adventure course!