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August 2021

Sundown Safari Camping

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - August 15 @ 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 14, arrive at the zoo by 6:30 p.m. so you have plenty of time to set up your tent and stay all the way until 9:30 am the next morning! If you need more time to set up, you can arrive as early as 6:00…

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Members Night

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This one of a kind event for Potter Park Zoo Members filled with animal education stations, kids activities, light meal (hotdog, chips, drink and a treat), plus more and of course our animal residents. This annual event celebrates the contribution members make to the future of the zoo. JOIN THE FUN! Become a Potter Park Zoo Member Now - HERE! OR... if you want to see what this is all about first... SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR NON-MEMBERS! If you have ever…

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Zoo Nights – #4

August 26

What: Zoo Nights – #4 When: August 26, 5 – 9 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo For our 21+ guests: Zoo Nights is a casual, happy hour style event that will feature tastes from local restaurants and beverage companies. Take the opportunity to see the zoo after-hours, visit with the animals, and enjoy yard games with friends all while savoring tasty treats! Tickets are $15 for zoo member and $20 for non-members. Each guest will receive three drink tickets upon…

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September 2021

Red Panda Day

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Potter Park Zoo, Potter Park Zoo
Lansing, MI 48912 United States
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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 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the 12th annual World Rhino Day at Potter Park Zoo!  Learn about rhino conservation tables and play rhino themed games, and come see our resident black rhinos Doppsee, Jaali, and Phineus! You don’t want to miss this event! *Event included with regular admission*

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October 2021

Fall Zoo-tacular

October 9 @ 9:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm

What: Fall Zoo-tacular When: October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Get ready for an event full of colors, costumes, candy, and more! Gather the family, put on your best halloween getup, and join us for this seasonal stroll through Potter Park. Beautiful autumn colors and decor will accompany you as you visit all of your favorite animals. Gift bags of assorted candy will also be available for all who visit. The event…

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November 2021

27th Annual Wonderland of Lights

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - December 26 @ 8:00 pm

What: Wonderland of Lights When: Thursday through Sunday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, November 20 - December 26 (closed on Thanksgiving, November 25, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day) Where: Potter Park Zoo It’s time for the 26th annual Wonderland of Lights – don’t miss this seasonal Lansing staple! Tour grounds with friends and family as thousands of lights and decorations transform the zoo into a holiday spectacle. There will be cookie decorating, crafts and animal encounters for all to enjoy!

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