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Fall Zootacular: October 10 & 11

October 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

This year Potter Park Zoo is celebrating fall in a whole new way! Put on your best Halloween costumes and celebrate with the whole family at Potter Park Zoo!
  • Join family and friends for a socially distanced stroll through the zoo and enjoy the beautiful autumn colors and fall décor. See your favorite animals while in costume.
  • Boo in a bag! All of our candy stations have been combined into one treat bag, which will be handed out as guests exit the zoo.
  • Participate in unique no contact activities as you stroll through the one way path through the zoo (you may adventure around the zoo as many times as you’d like!)
  • Enjoy a fall favorite – cider & donuts for sale only during Fall Zoo-tacular weekends. Delicious Groovy donuts will be for sale, provided by Capital City Market!

Please note: “Fall Zootacular” does not include the activities that the zoo offered at Boo at the Zoo. No activity tickets will be available for purchase inside the zoo.

Event Details

Join us for Fall Zootacular from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on three different weekends!

  • October 10 & 11
  • October 17 & 18
  • October 24 & 25

Admission & Reserving Your Arrival Time

Reserving your arrival time online, including Premium & Deluxe Members, is highly recommended.  Online reservations will be no cost and all guests will pay at the admissions gate. Please bring a confirmation of your arrival time to the admissions gate (digital copies on your phone are great!)
We expect to sell out on these days. We will accept walk ups at the gate when we are below our maximum occupancy.  A wait time may be required for walk up admissions, but please know we will not be able to guarantee admission if the zoo is at capacity. 

Reserve Your Arrival Time for Fall Zootacular! (Admission to be paid at the gate) 

Ticket Availability Updates: 
October 11, 2020   Coming Soon! 
October 12, 2020   Coming Soon!
October 17, 2020   Coming Soon!
October 18, 2020   Coming Soon!
October 24, 2020   Coming Soon!
October 25, 2020   Coming Soon!

Admission Rates for Special Event

  • Ingham County Resident Adult – $7.00
  • Non-Resident Adult – $13.00
  • Ingham County Resident Senior (60+) – $5.00
  • Non-Resident Senior – $11.00
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $5.00
  • All Children Under 3 – FREE
  • Deluxe & Premium Members – FREE

Become a member or upgrade your membership today for free admission to this event!

Please note: reciprocal zoo/aquarium member discounts do not apply to special fundraising events such Fall Zootacular, Boo at the Zoo or Wonderland of Lights.

Guidelines for Visiting the Zoo

Masks are required to enter the zoo, when indoors, and when within six feet of anyone outside of your household. Mobility devices and stroller rentals, membership sales, and the AniMall Gift Shop are located in an indoor area where masks are required. If you do not bring your mask with you, you will be asked to purchase one at admissions. Thank you for helping to keep the zoo a safe place for everyone!

Signs and paw prints have been placed throughout the zoo to guide guests in proper social distance. Please be patient at viewing areas and if all marked spaces are occupied, wait until a household exits the viewing area to take their place. All indoor animal viewing areas are closed.

Visit https://potterparkzoo.org/reopening-guidelines/ for more information before you visit!


October 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am
October 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm