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April 2019

April FALCONERS: Party for the Planet

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

FALCONERS is designed to allow children or adults of all ages with special needs and unique challenges (such as autism or developmental disabilities) and their whole family to have an enriching educational experience in a safe and welcoming environment. Safe and welcoming environment with sensory friendly activities. There will be one sensory friendly event in Lansing, Michigan per month throughout 2019.   FALCONERS “Party for the Planet” April 27: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM   “Party for the Planet” is…

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Party for the Planet

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come join the party! From 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm we will be hosting a combined celebration for Earth Day, Endangered Species Day and World Oceans Day. This year’s theme is Spring into Action. Explore conservation issues with hands-on activities, information and demonstrations around the zoo. What can you do to help the planet? Participate in a tree planting event at the zoo! We will be looking for volunteers to help plant trees from 1-3 p.m. Registration for volunteers is…

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May 2019

Mother’s Day at the Zoo- Mothers Get FREE Admission

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Zoo! All moms will receive FREE admission to Potter Park Zoo on May 12! 🌺 Farmyard EdVentures, Wings Down under, Bungee Jump and Pony rides will tentatively open Mother’s Day 2019. We can’t wait to see you here at the zoo!

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Wine & Stein 2019

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you ready for this one of a kind casual after hours bash? Wine & Stein features beer and wine samplings from select Michigan breweries and wineries, fabulous hors d’oeuvre samplings from Lansing restaurants, live music and exclusive access to see Potter Park Zoo’s animals after hours. Eat, drink and celebrate spring with the animals while you support a great cause – Potter Park Zoo!   *This event is only for visitors over 21 Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 9 p.m. (Early…

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June 2019

World Migratory Bird Day/Be a Tourist in Your Town

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

World Migratory Bird Day celebrates spring with the return of millions of migratory birds to their breeding areas! The zoo partners with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fenner Nature Conservancy and several other organizations to provide interactive stations throughout the zoo to teach you about the importance of migratory birds, and provide fun activities for the whole family. World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated in conjunction with GLCVB’s “Be A Tourist In Your Own…

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Father’s Day at the Zoo – Dads Get FREE Admission

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Zoo! All dads will receive FREE admission to Potter Park Zoo on June 16! Farmyard EdVentures, Wings Down Under, Bungee Jump, Train and Pony rides are open for the season. We can’t wait to see you here at the zoo!

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July 2019

Zoo Days! (July 9 & 10)

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy admission to Potter Park Zoo for only $1 with a voucher Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10! Join us for this wonderful family-friendly event presented in part by Meijer! We’ll have a variety of games and activities offered by our community partners, free Meijer give-aways, and of course you can pay a visit to the animal residents. Don’t forget to grab a complimentary popsicle on your way out! July 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets: Admission is only…

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Animal Enrichment Event – Just Chillin’ with the Animals

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How do our Zoo animals keep their cool during the heat of summer? Think ice, sprinklers, and picnics. We'll have special themed enrichments for the animals and we invite you to join us and see what the animals do with them! Animal Enrichment Events are included in the regular admission price when you visit the zoo. These events are great for people of all ages to attend. Animals can be their most active when interacting with enrichment. Time: Saturday, July…

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August 2019

Sundown Safari Camping

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - August 11 @ 9:30 am

Have you ever wanted to spend the night at the zoo?  Now’s your chance! Potter Park Zoo is offering an opportunity for families and small groups to come experience the zoo after dark. On August 11, arrive at the zoo at 6 p.m. and stay all the way until 9: 30 a.m. the next morning! Campers will take a guided tour of the zoo to learn about nocturnal animals, enjoy s’mores around the campfire, watch a movie outdoors, and sleep under the stars!  A continental…

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Member’s Night

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This one of a kind event is all about our members and if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a member, now is your chance to find out! You’re invited to a fun-filled evening of animal enrichments, behind the scenes experiences, kids activities, dinner and more. This annual event celebrates the contribution members make to the future of the zoo. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR NON-MEMBERS! Those attendees who purchase a ticket will have the opportunity to have their ticket…

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