What do gorillas and ancient cell phones have in common? They’re both part of an innovative recycling effort by the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). In honor of America Recycles Day (11/15), the DZS is collecting electronics and offering a reward of free zoo admission. The aim: reduce the electronic waste that ends up in landfills.
Michigan is renowned for its wildlife, scenic views and array of water-loving creatures. But the state also plays host to non-native animals, plants and fish in the zoos, aquariums and gardens that can be found across the state. There’s no better way to lend an exotic vibe or to create an atmosphere of calm during your event than by hosting it at one of these venues. The following is just a sampling of the many parks, zoos, aquariums and gardens throughout the state, and the features that can create memorable experiences for your guests.
Whether or not your event is black-tie, host it at the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center and at least 80 guests will be wearing tuxedos.
The King Penguins, Gentoo Penguins, Macaroni Penguins and Rockhopper Penguins, to be exact. The stunning new center for the four species, designed by Jones and Jones and Albert Kahn Associates, resembles a gigantic Arctic glacier.
The biggest challenge to planning an event in Troy might be decision fatigue. The city’s abundant venue choices make it hard to go wrong in this upscale city. The Oakland County destination offers high-end shopping, numerous hotels and an easy drive to area attractions, including Cranbrook Educational Community.