Open year round, the Potter Park Zoological Gardens is a 58-acre zoo located in the capital city of Lansing, Michigan within Lansing's Potter Park. With over 500 animal residents there is always something new and exciting to see. From special events to programs for children and adults, the Zoo offers family fun and enrichment year round. Come explore the Zoo and help us celebrate, study, and protect the diversity of animals and their habitats.

Don’t worry if you get hungry you can stop by one or our food and beverage locations and grab a snack to keep you energized!

**The zoo will close at noon May 19, 2016 so we can set up for Wine and Stein, our popular after hours bash at the zoo! Buy your tickets today!


Consider this just a tempting taste of everything you can experience at Potter Park Zoo! Get descriptions of some of our key exhibits, but know that there is much, much more to see.

See Exhibits

Zoo Map

Plan your route around the Zoo to make the most of your visit!

Zoo Map


Hours of Operation
April 1 - Labor Day

9:00AM to 6:00PM

Sept. 8 - October 31

9:00AM to 4:00PM weekdays
9:00AM to 6 PM weekends 

Nov. 1 - March 31

10:00AM to 4:00PM

Resident Adult$6.00
Non-Resident Adult$11.00
Resident Senior$5.00
Non-Resident Senior$10.00
Children (Ages 3-16)$4.00
Children under 3FREE

*Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. 

Learn More

Zoo Address:
1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912
Get Directions

Zoo Administration Office:
(517) 483-4222