With 125 acres of naturalistic habitats housing more than 2,600 animals, the Detroit Zoo is a favorite spot to spend the day in Oakland County. Exhibits include the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback Adventure, Great Apes of Harambee, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Holden Reptile Conservation Center and Butterfly Garden.
Discover the wonder of the natural world and develop a better understanding of the ways in which science impacts our lives each day. Stand beneath a T. Rex, feel a mastodon’s fur, or touch a meteorite, with interactive exhibits, a world-class collection of objects and artifacts, a planetarium and observatory, Cranbrook Institute of Science is a science lovers dream.
For over 50 years, Meadowbrook Theatre has delivered Broadway quality theatre productions that make audiences smile, laugh and cry, enriching the cultural experience of the community from the Campus of Oakland University.
Winter is no reason to stay indoors, discover a favorite activity to keep your heart and head healthy at one of Oakland County’s 11 parks. Winter activities include Fat Tire Biking, Family Sledding, Cross Country Skiing or Snow Shoeing, and Platform Tennis.
If you are looking to wet your whistle, Oakland County has got you covered. With brewers, vintners, distillers, and meaderies, there are over 35 places where you can raise a glass. You’ll find better ingredients, seasonal selections, and of course better taste!