Get Involved

What can YOU do at the zoo?

Open 364 days a year - each visit to Potter Park Zoo is a unique and varied experience. With so many animals to care for and more than 150,000 visitors annually, there's always something to do at the Zoo. And chances are you can help.

Simply click on the links below to find out what you can do to get involved with the Zoo.

Become a Member

Membership entitles you to unlimited admission, discounts on event tickets and items in the Zoovenir store and special mailings throughout the year, including the official membership newsletter.

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Share your passion for the natural world in your community and beyond by making a gift to the Potter Park Zoological Society.

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We''re always on the lookout for volunteers to help us in a variety of departments.

Volunteer Today


Get involved with one of the finest groups of Docent volunteers in Michigan. Donating over 10,000 hours of service every year, Docents provide visitors with a unique and personal Zoo experience.
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Teen Keepers

Our successful Teen Keeper Program gives teens a chance to explore some of the many careers pathways in a zoo.
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Adopt an Animal

Sponsor that special animal for yourself or as a gift!
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