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July 2022

Zoo Days 2022

July 12 @ 9:00 am - July 13 @ 5:00 pm

What: Zoo Days When: July 12 & 13, 2022, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13, enjoy admission to Potter Park Zoo for only $2! This family-friendly event will feature  community partners with give-away items and take home activities. Of course, you can also pay a visit to our animal residents! Don’t forget to grab a complimentary popsicle on your way out!

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Zoo Nights #3 (21+)

July 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What: Zoo Nights #3 When: July 21, 2022, 5 p.m. – 8 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! Vendors will include: Texas Roadhouse Outback Steakhouse Saugatuck Brewing Company Sierra Rose Hard Cider Archival Brewings Red…

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Sundown Safari Camping

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - July 31 @ 9:30 am

What: Sundown Safari Camping When: July 30, 6:30 p.m. - July 31, 9:30 a.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo 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. Campers will take a guided tour of the zoo, enjoy s’mores around the campfire, watch a movie outdoors, and sleep under the stars! A continental breakfast and zoo admission…

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August 2022

Sundown Safari Camping

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - August 7 @ 9:30 am

What: Sundown Safari Camping When: Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m. - Aug.7, 9:30 a.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo 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. The cost is $40 per person for non-members and $35 for members. Campers will take a guided tour of the zoo, enjoy s’mores around the campfire, watch a movie outdoors,…

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Members Night 2022

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This one of a kind event for Potter Park Zoo members is filled with animal education stations, kids activities, keeper/animal care talks, and more! A light meal (hotdog, chips, drink and a treat) is also included. 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've ever wondered…

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Zoo Nights #4 (21+)

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

What: Zoo Nights #4 When: Aug. 18, 2022, 5 p.m. – 8 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! Vendors will include: Michigan Made Treats Texas Roadhouse Outback Steakhouse Saugatuck Brewing Company Sierra Rose Hard Cider…

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September 2022

Grandparent’s Day – All Grandparents Enter FREE!

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In celebration of grandparents and everything they do, all grandparents will get into the zoo FREE September 11, 2022. We can’t wait to see you at the zoo!

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International Red Panda Day Celebration

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come celebrate Red Pandas Sunday, Sept. 18 at Potter Park Zoo! Volunteers will be on hand to answer all of your questions and guests can participate in fun family activities such as children’s crafts and a scavenger hunt. A number of animal enrichments will also occur – come join the fun!

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World Rhino Day Celebration

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What: World Rhino Day Celebration When: Sunday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Join us in celebrating the 13th annual World Rhino Day at Potter Park Zoo! Learn about rhinos at our conservation tables, play rhino themed games, and see our resident black rhinos Doppsee and Phineus. *Event included with regular admission*

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October 2022

Ingham County Free Day 2022

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ingham County & Lansing City Residents will receive free admission to Potter Park Zoo on Oct. 1, 2022! The zoo will be open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. See you at this fun (FREE) event! Visitors will still be responsible for parking fees. Please bring an ID to verify Ingham County residency for tickets purchased online or to receive your discount at the gate.

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