Did You Know?
Magellanic penguins are named after Ferdinand Magellan who first discovered them in 1519.
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.
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.
If you would like to renew a gift membership, please call 517-342-2717 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
*This 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 for online renewals.
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:
Potter Park Zoo also has a non-AZA Reciprocity Agreement with the following facilities:
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Pittsburg, PA - 50% discount on admission
Toronto Zoo, Toronto, CA - 50% discount on admission
Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Big Bear City, CA - 50% discount on admission
Zoosiana, Zoo of Acadiana, Broussard, LA - 50% discount on admission
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.
For additional information please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
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!