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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Animal Enrichment
General Admission

Celebrate the 45th 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.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Family Event
Free for Ingham County moms

Potter Park Zoo invites moms and their families for a fun-filled Mom’s Day at the Zoo on Sunday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms will receive FREE admission to the...

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Throughout the zoo
Special Event
$35 regular | $30 members


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 restaurants as you listen to...

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Special Event
General Admission / Free with a "Be A Tourist" passport

 

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...

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Potter Park Zoo
Special Event
Race registration (See Below) or general admission

It's time to get ready to race as the Wild 1-Mile returns to PPZ!  The racing starts at 9:00am with a 100-yard dash for kids 5 and under and a 1-mile run through the zoo for kids 12 and under...

Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Family Event
Free for Dads / General Admission

 

Want to make your dad feel extra special this Father’s Day? Bring him to Potter Park Zoo where dads receive free admission!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Throughout the zoo
Special Event
$1 with voucher*

Zoo Days are back at Potter Park Zoo! Admission is only $1 with a voucher* and parking will be free.

Join this wonderful family-friendly event presented in part by Meijer! Play some...

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Throughout the zoo
Special Event
$1 with voucher*

Zoo Days are back at Potter Park Zoo! Admission is only $1 with a voucher* and parking will be free.

Join this wonderful family-friendly event presented in part by Meijer! Play some...

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Animal Enrichment
General Admission

How do the animals keep their cool during the long, hot days of summer? With special treats, of course! From fish-popsicles for the otters to watermelon for meerkats, you’ll get to see the animals...

Sunday, July 19, 2015 (All day) - Saturday, July 25, 2015 (All day)
Special Event

As the need to protect and preserve our wildlife and vanishing habitats has increased, our role as educators and wildlife ambassadors has become essential. During the third week of July each...

Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 6:30pm - Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 10:00am
Potter Park Zoo
Special Event
$25 for members; $30 for non-members

Spend the night camping at the zoo and see what the wildlife is like after-hours!  This is a special Sundown Safari for smaller groups and families, and it includes everything our normal...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Throughout the zoo
Special Event
Free for members*

A fun-filled evening in honor of our wonderful Zoo Society members with food and animal encounters.  There will be something for everyone to enjoy! Activities and special offers include:

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Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 1:00pm
Rhino Exhibit
Special Event

To celebrate the 5th annual World Rhino Day, we're offering special tours and a behind-the-scenes look at our black rhino exhibit. Zookeepers will guide you into the exhibit holding area and show...

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Potter park Zoo
Special Event
FREE to Lansing & Ingham County Residents

Lansing & Ingham County residents will receive free admission to Potter Park Zoo to view our more than...

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Animal Enrichment
General Admission / 50% Discount with valid college student ID

Join in an exciting enrichment day at Potter Park Zoo! The animals will be having a pre-celebration to kick off the excitement of the BIG game between the Michigan State Spartans and the...

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Family Event
General Admission + Ticket Price (if desired)

 

Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun. There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy, including:

  • A straw maze
  • Live animal...
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Family Event
General Admission

Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun. There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy, including:

  • A straw maze
  • Live animal presentations...
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Family Event
General Admission

Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun. There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy, including:

  • Straw maze
  • Live animal presentations
  • ...
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Family Event
General Admission

Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun. There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy, including:

  • A straw maze
  • Live animal presentations...
Saturday, October 31, 2015 (All day)
Potter Park Zoo
Special Event

More info coming soon! 

Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Animal Enrichment
General Admission

Join in the fun as PPZ's animals feast on Halloween leftovers!

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Friday, November 20, 2015 - 5:00pm - Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 8:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Special Event
See Description

Thousands of lights create extraordinary animal exhibits and holiday displays at the 22nd annual Wonderland of Lights! There will be cookies, crafts and animal encounters...

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Special Event
See Description

It's our annual Toys drive, and this year we're stuffing a truck courtesy of Two Men and a Truck! Join MIKE FM, Power 96.5 FM and your friends at the zoo to make this our most successful Toys for...

Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Potter Park Zoo
Special Event
See Description

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the zoo’s amazing holiday light display, don’t forget to stop by tonight for the last night – or you might just be stuck waiting for next year!

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