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April 2018

Party for the Planet: Animal Enrichment Event

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day! From 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm explore conservation issues with hands-on artifacts, information, and demonstrations around the zoo. What can you do to help the planet? Experience the wonder of wildlife in action as our Potter Park Zoo animals break into paper-mache creations custom made for us by Haslett’s Murphy Elementary fifth graders from 1:00pm - 3:00 pm. "Party for the Planet" is included in regular admission price on April 29, 2018. Come on out and celebrate…

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May 2018

Wine & Stein*

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 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! On-line purchase ticket holders enter early at 5:30 p.m.! We're very excited to welcome our…

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June 2018

World Migratory Bird Day

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

World Migratory Bird Day celebrates spring with the return of millions of migratory birds to their breeding areas! We'll have stations set up to teach you about our areas migratory birds, and fun activities for the whole family. International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated in conjunction with GLCVB's "Be A Tourist In Your Own Town." Admission is free with a "Be A Tourist" passport available at the zoo and many other locations in the Lansing area.   Price: General Admission…

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Zoo Brew: Retro Night

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Potter Park Zoo is so excited to kick off our Zoo Brew 2018 series by celebrating Retro Night! Zoo Brew is the best live music venue in town! Enjoy Lansing Brewing beverages and a cook-out dinner with exclusive after hours access to the zoo. Kick back on a blanket or at a picnic table while you enjoy the zoo animals and local tunes. *This event is for visitors 21 and over. $5 in advance (purchase online!) | $7 at the…

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July 2018

Zoo Days

July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy Admission to Potter Park Zoo for only $2 with voucher on Tuesday July 10 and Wednesday, July 11! 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 10th & 11th from 9am - 5 pm Tickets:…

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Zoo Brew: Acoustic Night

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Potter Park Zoo is excited to continue our Zoo Brew series with Acoustic Night at the zoo! Zoo Brew is the best live music venue in town. Enjoy Lansing Brewing beverages and a cook-out dinner with exclusive after hours access to the zoo. Kick back on a blanket or at a picnic table while you enjoy the zoo animals and local tunes. *This event is for visitors 21 and over $5 in advance (purchase online!) | $7 at the gate…

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August 2018

Members Night

August 8

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! From August 9th till August 24th non-member attendees will have the opportunity to have the value…

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Zoo Brew: Country Night

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Potter Park Zoo is excited to continue our Zoo Brew series with Country Night at the zoo! Zoo Brew is the best live music venue in town. Enjoy Lansing Brewing beverages and a cook-out dinner with exclusive after hours access to the zoo. Kick back on a blanket or at a picnic table while you enjoy the zoo animals and local tunes. *This event is for visitors 21 and over. $5 in advance (purchase online!) | $7 at the gate…

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September 2018

World Rhino Day

September 16

To celebrate the 9th annual World Rhino Day we're offering incredible behind-the-scenes tours for guests to see out black rhino exhibit first hand! Zookeepers will guide you into the exhibit holding area and show you the work that goes into the care and preservation of these amazing animals. You might even get a chance to meet one of these rare and endangered rhinos up close! Help us celebrate with Doppsee and Phineus by learning about rhinos at conservation tables and…

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Tailgate with the Animals: Animal Enrichment Event

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This isn’t your typical tailgate. It’s the Zoo’s animals receiving football-themed treats and making choices that will “predict“ the outcome of October’s Michigan vs. Michigan State football game. Wear your team’s colors and catch the fun! Students: Don't forget to show your valid college student ID at the admission gate to receive a 50% discount on the price of your admission! September 30 from 1:00-3:00 pm

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