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August 2019

Public Conservation Talk: Cheetah Conservation

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a public conservation talk about cheetah conservation! This event is FREE but donations are always welcome!   Join us for an incredible chance to see Mary Wykstra, Action For Cheetahs Director, talk about a decade of cheetah conservation in Kenya. Action for Cheetah's mis­sion is to pro­mote the con­ser­va­tion of chee­tahs through research, aware­ness and com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion in Kenya.

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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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October 2019

College Day

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

College Day  All college students get free admission to the zoo with a valid student identification card! (including any children of the student). Don’t miss the exciting enrichment event on the same day! Between 1 and 3 p.m. the animals will be having a pre-celebration to kick off the excitement of the BIG game between the Michigan State Spartans and the University of Michigan Wolverines. The animals will be making their prediction on the outcomes of the game, based on…

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Animal Enrichment Event: Tailgate with the Animals

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tailgate with the Animals  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 the BIG Michigan vs. Michigan State football game. Wear your team’s colors and catch the fun from 1 – 3 p.m.! Animal Enrichment Events are the best time to see the animals being active. This event is included with regular admission price. College students: Don’t forget to show your valid college student ID for FREE…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 12-13

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - October 13 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 12-13 October 19-20 October 26-27 Activities from 12 – 5 p.m. each day Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. Enjoy free activities for the family: – A straw maze – Candy stations –…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 19-20

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 12-13 October 19-20 October 26-27 Activities from 12 – 5 p.m. each day Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. Enjoy free activities for the family: – A straw maze – Candy stations –…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 26-67

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - October 27 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 12-13 October 19-20 October 26-27 Activities from 12 – 5 p.m. each day Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. Enjoy free activities for the family: – A straw maze – Candy stations –…

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