Potter Park Zoo is open every day of the year except for December 25th.  Are you part of a school or group?  Click here for more information. 

Zoo Hours

April 1 through Memorial Day
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - Thursday 
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday

After Labor Day through October 31
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends

November 1 through March 31
    10 a.m to 4 p.m.

General Admission

April - October   November - March 
Resident Adult$6.00 All Adults$3.00
Non-Resident Adult$11.00 All Children (ages 3-12)$2.00
Resident Senior (60+)$5.00 All Children Under 3FREE
Non-Resident Senior$11.00   
All Children (ages 3-12)$4.00   
All Children Under 3FREE   

* Resident refers to anyone living in Ingham County
* Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
* Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE


Membership (Best Value!)

Basic Individual$50.00
Deluxe Individual$100.00
Premium Individual$200.00


One Adult Family**
Basic One Adult Family$65.00
Deluxe One Adult Family
Premium One Adult Family$215.00


Two Adult Family***
Basic Two Adult Family$80.00
Deluxe Two Adult Family$130.00
Premium Two Adult Family$230.00

* One named adult
** One named adult + children in household and/or grandchildren under 18
***Two named adults + children in household and/or grandchildren under 18

Learn more about the benefits of Potter Park Zoo membership.


Resident Annual Pass$30.00
Non-Resident Annual Pass$40.00
School BusFREE

* Parking is cash or check only
* Resident refers to anyone living in Ingham County
* Oversize vehicle rates same as all other vehicles

Need Help Getting Around?

Electric Cart** 
     First Hour$4
     Additional Hours$2

* Please bring valid identification because it is required for all rentals
* A refundable $20 deposit is required for electric cart rentals
** Weather permitting 

Please call to reserve an electric cart - 517-342-2765. 



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.

Click here for the 2017 AZA Reciprocal List.