Potter Park Zoo is located along the Red Cedar River in Lansing, Michigan. The entrance to the Zoo is located ½ mile south of the I-496 Freeway. Take the Pennsylvania Avenue Exit #7, south to the Zoo entrance, on the east side of the road.

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Address: 1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912


*Resident – $3.00
Non-Resident – $5.00
Resident Annual Pass – $32.00
Non-Resident Annual Pass – $42.00
School Bus – FREE

* Resident refers to anyone living in Ingham County
* Oversize vehicle rates same as all other vehicles

Getting Around – Rentals*

  • Strollers – $5 per day
  • Double Strollers – $10 per day
  • Wagons – $10 per day (2 child maximum, weight limit under 42 lbs. per child)
  • Electric Cart** – First Hour $4 / Additional Hours $2
  • Wheelchairs – FREE

* 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.

****Reciprocal zoo memberships do not allow access to special events

2017 AZA Reciprocal List

Accommodations for Nursing Mothers 

Potter Park Zoo cares about nursing/breastfeeding mothers and we will ensure clean, comfortable, private accommodations are provided. Those needing a secure space for nursing or pumping are asked to speak with any staff member and they will be directed to one of several locations available in the zoo. Visitors participating in an education program or private event will be provided a space near their program. All other visitors can go to the Welcome Center where they will be provided a clean, private and comfortable office space.