Detroit Zoo

Through a partnership with the Detroit Zoo and The Library Network, you can purchase and print Detroit Zoo tickets and more online, at the best value available anywhere, in minutes. Through the TLN Tickets & More program you can purchase discounted admission tickets to the Detroit Zoo, along with memberships, dining vouchers and pre-paid parking vouchers.

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  • Wild Adventure Zone featuring a 4-D Theater and Simulator
  • Science On a Sphere – an amazing spherical display system that projects dynamic simulations of the Earth, its atmosphere, oceans and land. Simply put, it's a global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a 6-foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe.
  • Carousel – Spin on a sea lion, revolve on a rabbit and twirl on a T. rex! The 36-foot custom-made, wood-and-brass carousel is adorned with 33 brilliant hand-carved, hand-painted figures, including traditional carousel horses as well as a colorful collection of other mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, snakes, fish, seahorses, dinosaurs and an ADA-compliant peacock chariot.
  • Tauber Family Railroad – this railroad has been a favorite at the Zoo, serving nearly half a million passengers each year, since it was presented by The Detroit News in 1931.
  • Giraffe Encounter – public feeding opportunities are available at the Giraffe Encounter, an elevated viewing platform overlooking the giraffe habitat, bringing guests to eye level with the Zoo's tallest creatures.
  • Horace H. Rackham Memorial Fountain – this historic and famed fountain, located in the center of the Zoo, was built in 1939 and dedicated to the first president of the Zoological Commission.

To purchase your Detroit Zoo tickets click here.

Michigan Activity Pass

The Michigan Activity Pass includes 443 parks, cultural attractions, and other venues throughout the Lower and Upper peninsulas!

Map_logoLooking for a fun, educational or outdoor experience for the family? Like to plan more activities for you and your family this summer but working within a budget? The Chelsea District Library has just the program for you and all that's required is a library card!

The 2018-19 Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) runs from May 24, 2018 through May 23, 2019 and will enable library cardholders to print free or discounted passes to state parks and cultural attraction throughout the State of Michigan, including passes to any of Michigan’s 102 state parks or 138 state forest campgrounds. For a complete listing of Michigan state parks and campgrounds that require a pass click here. Free or discounted admission passes are also available for 203 historical and cultural destinations in Michigan. Some of the cultural attractions for the 2018-19 year include: Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide at Crystal Mountain ResortMarquette Maritime MuseumMichigan Railroad History Museum at Durand Union Station, and The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield; joining a list of favorites such as Michigan Sea Life AquariumMichigan Science CenterDetroit Institute of ArtsHolocaust Memorial CenterSouthern Michigan RailroadSloan MuseumMeadow Brook HallUpper Peninsula Children's Museum, and so many others.

For a brochure of participating organizations by region, click here and select the Brochure tab in the top menu.

There will be five passes available per attraction per library each week. Library patrons must print out their passes, which are good for seven days. Passes can be checked out online at the Michigan Activity Pass website  either from home or at the library.

Like MAP on Facebook to get up–to–date information on happenings at MAP partners throughout the year. For help checking out a Michigan Activity Pass click here.

The Michigan Activity Pass program is courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Michigan Recreation and Park  Association (mParks), The Library Network, and almost 200 Michigan arts and cultural organizations. It is available to Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and is designed to provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan, and encourage Michigan residents to use the state’s parks and recreation facilities to increase physical activity.