Open year round, the Potter Park Zoological Gardens is a 58-acre zoo located in the capital city of Lansing, Michigan within Lansing's Potter Park. With over 500 animal residents there is always something new and exciting to see. From special events to programs for children and adults, the Zoo offers family fun and enrichment year round. Come explore the Zoo and help us celebrate, study, and protect the diversity of animals and their habitats.

Don’t worry if you get hungry you can stop by one or our food and beverage locations and grab a snack to keep you energized!


Consider this just a tempting taste of everything you can experience at Potter Park Zoo! Get descriptions of some of our key exhibits, but know that there is much, much more to see.

See Exhibits

Zoo Map

Plan your route around the Zoo to make the most of your visit!

Zoo Map


Hours of Operation
April 1 - Memorial Day

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday - Thursday 
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 

After Labor Day - October 31

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends 

Nov. 1 - March 31

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Resident Adult$6.00
Non-Resident Adult$11.00
Resident Senior (60+)$5.00
Non-Resident Senior$10.00
Children (Ages 3-12)$4.00
Children under 3FREE

*Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. 

Learn More

Zoo Address:
1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912
Get Directions

Zoo Administration Office:
(517) 483-4222