Aquariums & Zoos

Unleash your animal instincts at a Michigan zoo or aquarium.

Across Michigan, zoos and aquariums offer close encounters with nature's most interesting creatures.

Traditional zoos mesmerize visitors with elephants and big cats. Specialized animal parks, sanctuaries and petting zoos help children deepen their understanding and get up close to smaller collections of animals. And Michigan's aquariums reveal the wonders beneath the waves. Watch penguins dive in an iceberg-shaped penguinarium-the world's largest-at the Detroit Zoo's Polk penguin Conservation Center.

Learn about African animals and culture before snuggling into a tent camp at Binder Park Zoo's family overnight safari. Pet an orphaned black bear at Oswald's Bear Ranch. And marvel at the amazing lives of fish and aquatic animals at the Belle Isle Aquarium-the country's oldest-or Sea Life Michigan Aquarium-the state's newest. Ready to go wild?

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