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June 2019

FALCONERS “Nature Play”

June 22 @ 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, welcoming and sensory friendly environment. There will be one sensory friendly event in Lansing, Michigan per month throughout 2019. June 22: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM  The June event’s theme is “Nature Play”! Activity stations will be set-up throughout the zoo and participants can…

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July 2019

Fourth of July at the Zoo: Military Receive Free Admission!

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Happy Independence Day! The zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all to enjoy!   This year we'd like to say thank you by offering free admission to Potter Park Zoo to all United States Military.   Standard admission rates for the rest of your party: Resident Adult – $6.00 Non-Resident Adult – $12.00 Resident Senior (60+) – $5.00 Non-Resident Senior – $11.00 All Children (ages 3-12) – $5.00 All Children Under 3 – FREE

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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 10, 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…

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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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September 2019

Grandparent’s Day at the Zoo- All Grandparents Get FREE Admission

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating grandparents day by spending a day at the zoo! All grandparents receive free admission to the zoo on September 8, 2019.

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Red Panda Day Celebration

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come celebrate red pandas! Whether you are already a fan or you don’t know much about them (or even what they are), this is your chance to learn more. A zookeeper and docents will be on hand to share information about the red pandas’ special adaptations, their care in the zoo, and what’s being done to help them in the wild. See red pandas in action as they receive bamboo and special enrichment, and enjoy family activities such as children’s…

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World Rhino Day

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the 10th annual World Rhino Day! Help us celebrate with Doppsee and Phineus by learning about rhinos at conservation tables and play rhino themed games. You don’t want to miss this event!

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Ingham County FREE Day

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ingham County residents will receive free admission to Potter Park Zoo to view our more than 500 animals and over 160 species on display for guests at Potter Park Zoo. See you at this fun (FREE) event! Please bring an ID with proof of Ingham County residency. NOTE: Visitors will still be responsible for parking fees.

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