Did You Know?
Meerkats eat almost anything. They love bugs, watermelon, cat food treats, bones, and frozen fruit.
Animals can do some incredible things! As engineers they build houses, construct dams, weave nets, dig burrows and carry heavy loads. As chemists they make glue, poisons and repellents. As farmers they make honey and grow crops. Come along and get your hands dirty as we discover the amazing things animals do with their paws, beaks, tongues and tails!
From rare to prolific, from few to countless, many of the endangered species of the world have made remarkable comebacks! Learn how zoos not only protect the animals in their care but also how they help animals in the wild. Find out why many species are threatened, then blaze a conservation trail and formulate a plan to save them. Jump into action as we take on a conservation project to help save a local species.
Hurry… Pack your bags, don’t forget your passport, and get here as soon as you can for the adventure of a lifetime! Campers will use their official Potter Park Zoo Passports as they travel to foreign lands right here in the zoo! Discover exotic animals and experience unique human cultures from around the world.
Look out...Hide! No RUN!! It's a wild world out there, and if you're going to survive you might take some tips from these amazing animals. Discover the fascinating and sometimes bizarre ways they hide, fight, hunt, and escape. You'll also have an opportunity to watch these animals up close here at the zoo.
Swamps, rivers, lakes, ponds...Who lives in these waters? It's not just fish! Come discover the incredible world of aquatic life. Perform hands-on investigations of the creatures that live in these waters, and explore why wetlands are so imortant to wildlife (and people) worldwide. You'll also learn what you can do to help protect the wetlands!
Spend a full day with Survivors! (Morning) and Wow, How’d They Do That? (Afternoon).
Spend a full day with Around the World in Five Days (Morning) and Swamp Things (Afternoon).
Spend a full day with Welcome Back! (Morning) and Around the World in Five Days (Afternoon).