Become a Member

Save Big! Become A Member Today

Spend the year with your friends and family at Potter Park Zoo!  Visit the Lemurs of Madagascar, the Penguins of South America, and the Wings From Down Under; as many times as you like for one low price.  A membership to the zoo includes:

 - Unlimited admission to the Potter Park Zoo for a full year--we're open year round!
 - Free or discounted admission to more than 100 zoos and aquariums across the U.S.
 - Annual "Members Only Party" at the zoo
 - Subscription to Zoo Tales
 - Advance notice of special events, programs, and activities
 - A 10% discount in the Zoovenir Gift Shop

Check out the reciprocal list to see all the other zoos and aquariums where your membership works.

Membership Options

Get started by choosing the membership that’s right for you.  Not ready to become a member just yet, but still want to support the zoo?  Learn more about your donation options. You can also purchase any of our membership packages at the zoo during regular hours.

Online membership purchases are temporarily unavailable. We are making improvements that will better serve you! 

In the meantime, please contact our Membership Services Department at 517-342-2717 and we would be happy to take your membership order over the phone. Thank you for your patience. 


Individual Membership: $40.00

Admits one person for a year

Family Membership: $60.00

Admits two adults in the same household and all dependent children

Senior Membership: $30.00

Admits one person, 62 years of age or older, for a year

Grandparent Membership: $50.00

Admits two grandparents plus their grandchildren under 18

Zoo Friend Membership: $135.00

Admits one person for a year
A special tour for up to 15 of your friends and family.  Tours must be booked 3 weeks in advance.

Lifetime Membership: $1,000

Admits one person for a lifetime!
Includes all benefits of the Zoo Friend Membership, plus no annual renewals.  Get all the benefits of Zoo Membership for the rest of your life!