Become a Member

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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.

Basic Membership to the zoo includes:

  • Unlimited admission to the zoo for one year
  • One free guest per visit
  • 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 
  • 15% Discount on Sundown Safari Family Camping, Birthday Parties and Zookambi Summer Camp 
  • Free Zoo Tales magazine and e-mail newsletter
  • Membership renewal discount if you renew before membership expiration date
  • Special "Members Only Party" at the zoo 
  • Discounted admissions to Wine & Stein and Winter Wine & Stein 


Deluxe Membership to the zoo includes:

  • All Basic member benefits PLUS
  • Free parking on one vehicle per visit 
  • Two free guests per visit 
  • Two tickets to Wine & Stein event in May each year 
  • 15% Discount at the Zoovenier Gift Shop and Concessions throughout the zoo 
  • Free admission to Boo at the Zoo and Wonderland of Lights events


Premium Membership at the zoo includes: 

  • All Basic and Deluxe member benefits PLUS
  • 6 Guest Passes per membership year 
  • 4 Parking Passes for guest vehicles per year 
  • 6 Pony Rides or Seed Sticks per membership year 
  • Two tickets to Winter Wine & Stein 
  • One Docent Led Tour for 4 people offered in April, June, August and October


Check out the reciprocal list to see all the other zoos and aquariums where your membership works.

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!