Wild 1 Mile 2016

The Wild 1-Mile returns to Potter Park Zoo June 18, 2016! 

Potter Park Zoo's State of the Art Moose Exhibit

Willow and Meeko will soon live in this state-of-the-art moose exhibit now under construction courtesy of a generous donation from the Glassen Memorial Foundation! Donate today and Glassen will match your funds dollar for dollar! 

From the Blog

Staff Highlight - Rick Parker

Serving Smiles to Every Visitor

Rick Parker has seen a lot of changes at Potter Park Zoo since he started as a seasonal employee in 1981 and began working full time in 1987.

Ask Mr. Dennis: How many baby animals will be born at the zoo this year?

By Education Curator Dennis Laidler

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate the 46th Earth Day at the zoo! Party for the Planet is North America's largest Earth Day celebration, with more than 120 zoos and aquariums across the country participating.


Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Celebrate the beginning of summer with a casual after hours bash at the zoo!  Enjoy tastings of beer and wine and sample fabulous hors d'oeuvres from local...

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 9:00am - 6:00pm


International Migratory Bird Day celebrates spring, and with it the return of millions of migratory birds to their breeding areas! Nearly 350 species of migratory birds travel between...

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