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Spend the year with your friends and family at Potter Park Zoo!  Visit as many times as you like for one low price. Get started by choosing the membership that’s right for you. You can also purchase any of our membership packages at the zoo during regular hours.

Already A Member?

To edit your member profile or access your benefit discounts or to renew your own membership, Click here

Please note: current or previous members have been assigned log-in IDs on our new membership system. For your first time logging on, click on “Need help logging on?” below the password box and follow the instructions to “reset” your password. This will allow you to set your own unique password.

Want to renew a Gift Membership? 

If you would like to renew a gift membership, please call 517-342-2717 or e-mail

Interested in giving a membership as a gift? 

A membership to Potter Park Zoo is a great gift for friends and family. If you are interested in purchasing a gift membership for a first-time member, please click the Become a Member button below. 



  • Unlimited standard admission* to the zoo for one year
  • Free or discounted admission to over 100 AZA accredited zoos and aquariums nationwide**
  • 10% Discount at the Zoovenier Gift Shop and Concessions throughout the zoo 
  • Discounts on Sundown Safari Family Camping, Birthday Parties and Zookambi Summer Camp 
  • E-mail newsletter, announcing exciting happenings throughout the year!
  • Membership renewal discount if you renew online***
  • Special "Members Only Party" at the zoo 
  • Discounted admissions to Wine & Stein and Winter Wine & Stein 


  • All Basic member benefits PLUS
  • Free parking for one vehicle per visit at Potter Park Zoo
  • Free admission to Boo at the Zoo and Wonderland of Lights events


  • All Basic and Deluxe member benefits PLUS
  • 6 One-Time-Use Guest Passes
  • 15% Discount at the Zoovenir Gift Shop and Concessions
  • One e-ticket to Spring Wine and Stein and one e-ticket to Winter Wine & Stein
  • One Docent Led Tour for 4 people offered in April, June, August and October

          ~~ Premium Member Guest Passes cannot be used at Wonderland of Lights or Boo at the Zoo.~~


Membership Type/Level





 One Named Adult 




One Adult Family 

One Named Adult + Children and/or Grandchildren under 18 




Two Adult Family 

Two Named Adults in Same Household + Children and/or Grandchildren under 18 




Add On:   Unnamed Adult :  $15 each (up to 2 per membership)

"Unnamed Adult” card will be issued



*Standard admission refers to non-fundraising event days

**This discount applies to admission for named card holder(s) and children – no other benefits apply at other reciprocal zoos and aquariums. The discount is typically 50 percent. Check out the reciprocal list and the information below to see all the other zoos and aquariums where your membership works.

***$5 off Basic; $10 off Deluxe; $15 off Premium   

ONLINE RENEWAL DISCOUNT CODES - all are case sensative and no spaces:

Basic Renewal Discount Code: ONLINERENEW-B

Deluxe Renewal Discount Code: ONLINERENEW-D

Premium Renewal Discount Code: ONLINERENEW-P

Note:  the "Renew" button must be selected in order for code to apply.


We’d really like your feedback.  Click the link below to take a brief, 10 question survey.  Your input is important to us, so THANKS in advance!
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Reciprocal Zoo/Aquarium Program 

Be sure to call ahead when planning to visit a zoo or aquarium to confirm their reciprocity discount. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) reciprocity list contains member institutions that agree to grant free or reduced admission to members of other participating institutions. Occasionally that list changes without notice. 

In order for this reciprocal program to be honored, Potter Park Zoological Society members will be asked to present their membership card and a second form of identification when visiting another zoo. 

Please note the following items: 

  • The reciprocal list is subject to change without notice. 
  • When visiting reciprocal zoos, Potter Park Zoo members must present a current membership card. Other zoos don't have a way to verify your membership. 
  • Discounted admission will only be honored for the adult(s) named on the membership card and if a Family Membership, any children living in the household or grandchildren. Most institutions limit reciprocity to two adults and two children. 


Click here for the 2017 AZA Reciprocal List.


We participate with the following non-AZA zoos for membership reciprocity (participation level indicated next to zoo name):
Toronto Zoo, Toronto, CA:  50% Admission Discount
Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Big Bear City, CA:  50% Admission Discount
Zoosiana, Zoo of Acadiana, Broussard, LA:  50% Admission DiscountWe participate with the following non-AZA zoos for membership reciprocity (participation level indicated next to zoo name)

Visiting from an AZA Reciprocal Zoo or Aquarium? 

AZA Reciprocal Admission to Potter Park Zoo includes discounted admission for up to two adults (as named on the visiting member(s) card), and, if it is a Family Membership, up to two children under 18.  Children under 3 are free. Reciprocal benefits apply to admission only and do not include additional guest or caregiver privileges, extra discounts, benefits, parking, special events, etc. that may be offered at your home zoo.

Toronto Zoo, Toronto, CA:  50% Admission Discount
Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Big Bear City, CA:  50% Admission Discount
Zoosiana, Zoo of Acadiana, Broussard, LA:  50% Admission Discount


If you have questions, please contact our Membership Services Department at 517-342-2717. We would also be happy to take your membership order over the phone. Thank you for your interest!