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May 2021

Zoo Nights – #1

May 13

What: Zoo Nights – #1 When: May 13, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo *In accordance with the latest MDHHS order, masks are required at all times outside of designated eating areas. Thank you! 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…

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June 2021

World Migratory Bird Day

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Potter Park Zoo, Potter Park Zoo
Lansing, MI 48912 United States

What: World Migratory Bird Day When: June 5 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Welcome spring!  World Migratory Bird Day celebrates the seasonal migration of millions of birds from their southern wintering grounds back to North America!  Fun, family-friendly interactive stations throughout the zoo will share the importance of migratory birds.

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Zoo Nights – #2

June 17

What: Zoo Nights – #2 When: June 17, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo For our 21+ guests: This spring and summer, join us after-hours for a night of drinks, appetizers, and games. This series of four, smaller-scale events will replace Wine & Stein to satisfy new guidelines and capacity limits. The next dates are July 22 and August 26.

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July 2021

Zoo Days

July 6 - July 7

What: Zoo Days When: July 6 & 7, 2021, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Tuesday July 6 and Wednesday July 7, enjoy admission to Potter Park Zoo for only $2 with a voucher! This family-friendly event is presented in part by Meijer, and will feature a variety of games and activities offered by community partners, along with free Meijer giveaways. Of course, you can also pay a visit to our animal residents! Don’t forget to grab…

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Zoo Nights – #3

July 22

What: Zoo Nights – #3 When: July 22, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo For our 21+ guests: This spring and summer, join us after-hours for a night of drinks, appetizers, and games. This series of four, smaller-scale events will replace Wine & Stein to satisfy new guidelines and capacity limits. The next date will be August 26.

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August 2021

Members Night

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

What: Members Night When: August 18, 2021 Where: Potter Park Zoo Our members play a large part in our success, and we’re excited to commemorate them with this exclusive, fun-filled evening. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a member, now is your chance to find out. Animal enrichments, behind-the-scenes experiences, kids activities, dinner, and more await! Thanks again to our members for their contributions. Special Opportunities for non-members:  Those non-member attendees who purchase a ticket will have…

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Zoo Nights – #4

August 26

What: Zoo Nights – #4 When: August 26, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo For our 21+ guests: This spring and summer, join us after-hours for a night of drinks, appetizers, and games. This series of four, smaller-scale events will replace Wine & Stein to satisfy new guidelines and capacity limits.

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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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