Safety Information

Visit our Safety Information page to prepare for your visit to the zoo. 

Purchase Tickets Online

Purchase your timed-entry tickets online!
Masks are not required while guests are outdoors and are only required for those who are not vaccinated when they go into indoor spaces. Thank you for your cooperation and support!

Plan a Visit

Potter Park Zoo is a 20 acre zoo within an 80 acre park located in the capital city of Lansing, Michigan. With over 500 animal residents there is always something new and exciting to see. Come explore the Zoo and help us celebrate, study, and protect the diversity of animals and their habitats.

Support the Zoo!

Each year thousands of children and adults visit Potter Park Zoo and participate in a variety of educational outreach programs. These programs would not be possible without the generous support of friends like you! Your gifts benefit the Zoo by providing ongoing financial support that ensures the health and well-being of all the animals at the Zoo and provides for education and outreach, conservation, animal welfare programs, and capital improvement projects.

Conservation

Our mission is to inspire people to conserve animals and the natural world. Potter Park Zoo is doing our part to save species around the world through research, education, breeding and release programs and much more.

Upcoming Events

For our 21+ guests:

Zoo Nights is a four-night, casual, happy hour-style event that will feature tastes from local restaurants and beverage companies. Take the opportunity to see the zoo after-hours, visit with the animals, and enjoy yard games with friends all while savoring tasty treats!

Zoo Nights will occur July 22, and August 26. Tickets are $15 for zoo member and $20 for non-members. Each guest will receive three drink tickets upon entry, with additional tickets available for purchase. Full size drinks and a cocktail crafted by Red Cedar Spirits will also be for sale. Stay tuned for a list of vendors.

Purchase your tickets below: ⁠
https://ppzrectrac.ingham.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html?ccode=SUBZOONIGHTS

To find tickets, manually adjust the dates in the search window.

Become a Member

Are you ready for a full year of wild adventures? Become a Potter Park Zoo member! Members receive free standard admission, discounts at our gift shop, concessions, and much more. Best of all, you are making a lasting impact on wildlife conservation – for now and for years to come!

Our Mission: Inspiring Conservation of Animals and the Natural World.

The Potter Park Zoological Society is a private, 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that supports Potter Park Zoo. 38-2153808

Potter Park Zoo

Our Mission

Purchase Tickets Online

Purchase your timed-entry tickets online!
Masks are not required while guests are outdoors and are only required for those who are not vaccinated when they go into indoor spaces. Thank you for your cooperation and support!

Plan a Visit

Potter Park Zoo is a 20 acre zoo within an 80 acre park located in the capital city of Lansing, Michigan. With over 500 animal residents there is always something new and exciting to see. Come explore the Zoo and help us celebrate, study, and protect the diversity of animals and their habitats.

Support the Zoo!

Each year thousands of children and adults visit Potter Park Zoo and participate in a variety of educational outreach programs. These programs would not be possible without the generous support of friends like you! Your gifts benefit the Zoo by providing ongoing financial support that ensures the health and well-being of all the animals at the Zoo and provides for education and outreach, conservation, animal welfare programs, and capital improvement projects.

Conservation

Our mission is to inspire people to conserve animals and the natural world. Potter Park Zoo is doing our part to save species around the world through research, education, breeding and release programs and much more.

Upcoming Events

For our 21+ guests:

Zoo Nights is a four-night, casual, happy hour-style event that will feature tastes from local restaurants and beverage companies. Take the opportunity to see the zoo after-hours, visit with the animals, and enjoy yard games with friends all while savoring tasty treats!

Zoo Nights will occur July 22, and August 26. Tickets are $15 for zoo member and $20 for non-members. Each guest will receive three drink tickets upon entry, with additional tickets available for purchase. Full size drinks and a cocktail crafted by Red Cedar Spirits will also be for sale. Stay tuned for a list of vendors.

Purchase your tickets below: ⁠
https://ppzrectrac.ingham.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html?ccode=SUBZOONIGHTS

To find tickets, manually adjust the dates in the search window.

Become a Member

Are you ready for a full year of wild adventures? Become a Potter Park Zoo member! Members receive free standard admission, discounts at our gift shop, concessions, and much more. Best of all, you are making a lasting impact on wildlife conservation – for now and for years to come!

Our Mission: Inspiring Conservation of Animals and the Natural World.

The Potter Park Zoological Society is a private, 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that supports Potter Park Zoo. 38-2153808

Potter Park Zoo

Our Mission