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Zoom to the Zoo

Wednesday, May 30, 2018/Categories: SMART News, Featured Homepage News

SMART and the Detroit Zoo are teaming up to get you and your family to summer fun! Between the shut down on 696 and the increased attendance at the zoo, it’s difficult to reach this popular destination. Luckily, SMART and the Detroit Zoo have a plan to make your trip quick, easy and affordable.

$2 Off of Admission

Free Fountain Drinks

Free Ride Home

$8 Parking Fee Waived

How it works:

You will pay your $2 fare when you board the bus and tell the driver you want to “Zoom to the Zoo”. The driver will then print a free Zoom to the Zoo ticket for you to take to the gate at the Zoo.  When you present your ticket, you will be given a $2 discount on entry, a courtesy ticket to get home and a wristband for free fountain drinks while in the zoo.

What if I have a prepaid zoo ticket?

Prepaid zoo tickets will get a free carousel ride!

What if I have a SMART pass?

If you are a monthly pass holder, you will be issued a SMART courtesy ticket to be used anytime!

How to get there:

Direct Connections-

SMART has a direct connection to the Detroit Zoo via:

FAST Woodward 461/462 routes (link)

7 days a week during the zoo's hours of operation.

SMART's 740 Route

Sundays only

Other SMART connections

The following SMART Crosstown routes provide options to transfer to FAST Woodward 461/462 for direct connections to the Detroit Zoo.

    Route 710

    Route 730

    Route 740

    Route 760

    Route 780

You can also ride any FAST Route and transfer to the routes listed.

New to riding?

Excited to try out public transit for the first time, but now sure how to go about it? Not a problem.

SMART Fixed Route  

How to Ride the Bus 

Traveling with Strollers

If you’re traveling with a stroller, remember you are responsible for your own personal equipment. Strollers, even those occupied with children, shall not be stored in the wheelchair securement area. Drivers are prohibited from restraining anything other than wheelchairs, scooters, or adult strollers.

Please remember you are only able to bring as many bags and equipment as you are able to handle yourself and don’t block the aisle.


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