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September 2020

Grandparent’s Day at the Zoo – All Grandparents Get FREE Admission

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grandma and grandpas are the best. Join us in celebrating grandparents' day by spending a day at the zoo! All grandparents receive free admission to the zoo on September 13, 2020. We can't wait to see you at the zoo! What else is going on today? It's our annual celebration of Red Panda Day! Check out more information on the Red Panda Day Celebration on our events page!

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October 2020

Ingham County Free Day!

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ingham County residents will receive free admission to Potter Park Zoo on October 3, 2020! We’ll be open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please bring an ID with proof of Ingham County residency. See you at this fun (FREE) event! NOTE: Visitors will still be responsible for parking fees.

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College Day & Animal Enrichment Event: Tailgate for the Animals

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

College Day! (Free Admission to College Students with valid college ID)  October 4, 2020 - 9 - 5  p.m. Don't miss free admission to Potter Park Zoo for students with current college ID!   Animal Enrichment Event: Tailgate for the Animals (Open to all and free with admission!)  October 4, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. It’s time for some fun with the upcoming MSU vs UM football game. See the animals predict the outcome of the game, based on the…

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Boo at the Zoo! October 10 & 11

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - October 11 @ 5:00 pm

Attention Boys and Ghouls! You're invited to our spooktacular Halloween party - Boo at the Zoo! Join us for an afternoon of Halloween fun and (family-friendly) frights! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their prettiest, spookiest, or funniest Halloween costumes.   Event Details:  Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends! October 10 & 11,  17 & 18, and 24 & 25…

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Boo at the Zoo! October 17 & 18

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - October 18 @ 5:00 pm

Attention Boys and Ghouls! You're invited to our spooktacular Halloween party - Boo at the Zoo! Join us for an afternoon of Halloween fun and (family-friendly) frights! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their prettiest, spookiest, or funniest Halloween costumes.   Event Details:  Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends! October 10 & 11,  17 & 18, and 24 & 25…

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Boo at the Zoo! October 24 & 25

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - October 25 @ 5:00 pm

Attention Boys and Ghouls! You're invited to our spooktacular Halloween party - Boo at the Zoo! Join us for an afternoon of Halloween fun and (family-friendly) frights! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their prettiest, spookiest, or funniest Halloween costumes.   Event Details:  Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends! October 10 & 11,  17 & 18, and 24 & 25…

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November 2020

Veterans Day – All Military and Their Families Get FREE Admission

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thank you to all of our veterans and military members! We’re offering free admission to all military AND their families this Veteran’s Day November 11, 2020. We're open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.We hope to see you at the zoo!

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Wonderland of Lights 2020

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - December 27 @ 8:00 pm

Thousands of lights create extraordinary holiday lights displays at the 26th annual Wonderland of Lights! Stroll around the zoo during a magical Michigan winter evening and take in the twinkling light displays across the zoo while holiday music plays. There will be cookie decorating, crafts and animal encounters for all to enjoy in the Discovery Center (included with admission price)!   Event Details:  Wonderland of Lights is open Fridays through Sundays from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Nov. 21 through…

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December 2020

Toys for Tots at Wonderland of Lights

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

December 5, 2020, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm It’s our annual toy drive and this year we’re stuffing a truck courtesy of Two Men and a Truck! Each person who brings in a new, unwrapped toy Dec. 5 will be admitted to Wonderland of Lights for FREE. Join your friends at the zoo to make this our most successful Toys for Tots night yet!  

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