Did You Know?
Magellanic penguins are named after Ferdinand Magellan who first discovered them in 1519.
Usually when the sun goes down, and the stars come up, it means you are getting ready for bed in your house. BUT WAIT! What if you could spend the night with your favorite Potter Park Zoo friends?
YOU CAN WITH ONE OF POTTER PARK ZOO'S FAVORITE EVENT OFFERINGS.
That's right, we're talking about Potter Park Zoo's favorite:
The Potter Park Zoo Education Department offers overnight experiences to groups of 18 or more people year round. Scout groups, 4-H clubs, even school groups spend the night here either inside (during the cooler months) or outside in tents. During outdoor overnights, campers take a guided tour of the zoo and learn about nocturnal animals, have a campfire and s’mores (yum!), continental breakfast is served, and campers can observe the morning penguin feeding. The experience also includes zoo admission, so campers can spend the following day in the zoo if they’d like.
On Saturday, August 9, PPZ will be hosting a family overnight camp-out designed specifically for families or small groups that wouldn’t have enough participants to reserve an overnight otherwise. We’ll do all the fun, exciting, and educational things that the larger groups get to do, and you get the bonus of sharing the experience with your family! We’re even working on a way to show a movie under the stars! (Please note that participants will need to provide their own tents, sleeping bags, etc. In the event of inclement weather, campers will be moved inside the education building)
For more information or to make a reservation for your family or group, please call the Education Department at 517-342-2713. Cost is $25 per person for members and $30 per person for non-members. Payment can be made with a credit card over the phone at the time of booking.
See you under the stars at the zoo!
CHECK HERE for more information on what you should pack, etc.!