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June 2020

*Canceled* World Migratory Bird Day & Be A Tourist in Your Own Town

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

*Please Note: This Event Has Been Canceled for 2020*  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.  Activities provided by Potter Park Zoo and our partners including the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Michigan Department of Natural Resources. World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated in conjunction with GLCVB’s “Be A…

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Father’s Day at the Zoo – Dads Get FREE Admission

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Zoo! All dads will receive FREE admission to Potter Park Zoo on June 21! Farmyard EdVentures, Wings Down Under, Bungee Jump, Train and Pony rides are open for the season. We can’t wait to see you here at the zoo!

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July 2020

Fourth of July at the Zoo – Military Receive Free Admission!

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

Happy Independence Day! The zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all to enjoy!   This year we’d like to say thank you by offering free admission to Potter Park Zoo to all United States Military.   Standard admission rates for the rest of your party. Can't wait to see you at the zoo! 

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*Canceled* Zoo Days 2020

July 7 @ 9:00 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm

*Please Note: This Event Has Been Canceled for 2020*  Enjoy admission to Potter Park Zoo for only $2 with a voucher Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 8! Join us for this wonderful family-friendly event presented in part by Meijer! We’ll have a variety of games and activities offered by our community partners, free Meijer give-aways, and of course, you can pay a visit to the animal residents! Don’t forget to grab a complimentary popsicle on your way out!  …

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*Canceled* Animal Enrichment Event: Just Chillin’ with the Animals 

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

*Please Note: This Event Has Been Canceled for 2020*  July 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (included with regular admission) See how the zoo’s animals keep their cool during the summer... think ice and summer food treats! Animal enrichment provides our animals with species-specific opportunities that encourage mental and physical activity and natural behaviors. It is good for the animals, and it allows us to glimpse some very interesting things. Enrichment events are included with regular admission price. It's a great time to…

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August 2020

*Postponed* Sundown Safari – Family Camping at the Zoo

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - August 9 @ 10:30 am

**Please note: this event has been postponed. Please check our website for up to date information*  Experience the zoo after dark!  For one night only, families and small groups are invited to camp out at the zoo overnight! After setting up their tents, campers will go on a guided tour of the zoo, enjoy s’mores around the campfire, watch a movie under the stars, and fall asleep to the sounds of nature (you may even hear the wolves howl!)!  A continental…

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*Postponed* Members Night 2020 – Member’s Exclusive Event

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

*Please note: this event has been postponed. Please check our website for up to date information*  Potter Park Zoo Members... Join us for the exclusive event Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 5 - 8 p.m. We dedicate this night to you! This event is all about celebrating the contribution our members make to the future of the zoo. This fun-filled evening will include: Special Animal enrichments Behind the scenes experiences Kids activities Dinner and more!   Event Details:  Date: Wednesday,…

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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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