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 350 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.
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.
Visit the zoo and experience our Ice Safari! For four days only, a variety of animal ice carvings will be on display throughout the zoo. Conservation messaging attached to each sculpture will provide a fun and educational tour for all guests to enjoy. The installations will be supplied by Miller Ice Sculptures of Lansing. Live carvings will also be featured in the Green Space each day.
Never visited the zoo in the winter? Many of our animals thrive in the cold and will be out and about for you to observe – bald eagles, otters, Arctic foxes, and the snow leopard to name a few.
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.
Diversity Statement: Valuing diversity at Potter Park Zoo by creating an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment for our employees, volunteers and community.
The Potter Park Zoological Society is a private, 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that supports Potter Park Zoo. 38-2153808