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 but are required for those who 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

What: 27th Annual Wonderland of Lights
When: Thursday through Sunday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, November 20 – December 26 (closed on Thanksgiving, November 25, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day)
Where: Potter Park Zoo

Thousands of lights create an extraordinary holiday display at the 27th annual Wonderland of Lights! Take a stroll around the zoo, enjoy holiday music, and marvel at the twinkling light displays during this series of magical Michigan winter evenings. Grab a goodie bag for children as you leave to take home and enjoy.

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

Potter Park Zoo

Purchase Tickets Online

Purchase your timed-entry tickets online!
Masks are not required while guests are outdoors and but are required for those who 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

What: 27th Annual Wonderland of Lights
When: Thursday through Sunday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, November 20 – December 26 (closed on Thanksgiving, November 25, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day)
Where: Potter Park Zoo

Thousands of lights create an extraordinary holiday display at the 27th annual Wonderland of Lights! Take a stroll around the zoo, enjoy holiday music, and marvel at the twinkling light displays during this series of magical Michigan winter evenings. Grab a goodie bag for children as you leave to take home and enjoy.

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

Potter Park Zoo