This section includes zoos, aquariums and natural history museums in the Detroit area. Why? Fantastical creatures in steampunk tales are often based on real ones. And some steampunk artists have used animal forms as inspiration for their work. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of particular interest to steampunks.

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Royal Oak, MI, USA

The Detroit Zoo is one of Michigan’s largest family attractions, hosting more than 1. . .

Auburn Hills, MI, USA

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium is an interactive aquarium located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets near Detroit. . .

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