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August 2022

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!  Member RSVP is required for this event.  Registration closes Tuesday, August 9 at 5 p.m. BECOME A POTTER PARK ZOO MEMBER NOW – HERE! OR… if you want to…

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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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College Day – All College Students Enter FREE!

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

What: College Day (Free Admission ticket at the gate for College Students with valid college ID)  When: October 2, 2022, 9 a.m. - 5  p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Don’t miss free admission to Potter Park Zoo for students with current college ID! Please Note: Free admission for college students can not be reserved online and can be obtained only at the admissions gate.

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Fall Zootacular, October 8 & 9

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

What: Fall Zoo-tacular When: October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.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. Fall Zootacular will also include: – Activities provided by community partners – Candy stations – A…

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Fall Zootacular, October 15 & 16

October 15 @ 9:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm

What: Fall Zootacular When: October 15-16, 22-23 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.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. Fall Zootacular will also include: – Activities provided by community partners – Candy stations – A straw…

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Fall Zootacular, October 22 & 23

October 22 @ 9:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm

What: Fall Zootacular When: October 22-23 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.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. Fall Zootacular will also include: – Activities provided by community partners – Candy stations – A straw maze…

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