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August 2018

Zoo Brew: Country Night

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Potter Park Zoo is excited to continue our Zoo Brew series with Country Night at the zoo! Zoo Brew is the best live music venue in town. Enjoy Lansing Brewing beverages and a cook-out dinner with exclusive after hours access to the zoo. Kick back on a blanket or at a picnic table while you enjoy the zoo animals and local tunes. *This event is for visitors 21 and over. Online ticket sales are now LIVE: --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-zoo-brew-country-night-tickets-45688052194 $5 in advance…

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September 2018

World Rhino Day

September 16

To celebrate the 9th annual World Rhino Day we're offering incredible behind-the-scenes tours for guests to see our black rhino exhibit first hand! Zookeepers will guide you into the exhibit holding area and show you the work that goes into the care and preservation of these amazing animals. You might even get a chance to meet one of these rare and endangered rhinos up close! All proceeds from rhino barn tours go to the International Rhino Foundation. Help us celebrate…

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Tailgate with the Animals – Animal Enrichment Event

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This isn’t your typical tailgate. It’s the Zoo’s animals receiving football-themed treats and making choices that will “predict“ the outcome of October’s Michigan vs. Michigan State football game. Wear your team’s colors and catch the fun! Students: Don't forget to show your valid college student ID at the admission gate to receive a 50% discount on the price of your admission! September 30 from 1:00-3:00 pm

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October 2018

Ingham County Free Day

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lansing & Ingham County residents receive free admission to Potter Park Zoo on Saturday, October 6, 2018 to see our nearly 600 animals and over 160 species. We can’t wait to see everyone! NOTE: Visitors will still be responsible for parking fees.

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Boo at the Zoo
: October 13-14

October 13 @ 12:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 13-14  October 20-21  October 27-28  Activities from 12 - 5 p.m. each day Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. Enjoy free activites for the family: - A straw maze - Candy stations -…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 20-21

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 13-14  October 20-21  October 27-28  Activities from 12 - 5 p.m. each day Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. Enjoy free activites for the family: - A straw maze - Candy stations -…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 27-28

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - October 28 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 13-14  October 20-21  October 27-28  Activities from 12 - 5 p.m. each day Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. Enjoy free activites for the family: - A straw maze - Candy stations -…

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November 2018

Pumpkinfest – Animal Enrichment Event

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What happens if you give a pumpkin to a panda or a porcupine or a playful otter? See these and more at our 15th annual Pumpkinfest as we wrap up the Halloween season at the Zoo. Pumpkinfest is included in regular admission price on November 4. November 
4 from 1:00-3:00 pm  

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Wonderland of Lights (Thursdays through Sundays from Nov. 22 through Dec. 30)

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - December 30 @ 8:00 pm

Wonderland of Lights is open on Thursdays through Sundays from 5pm to 8pm only from November 22 through December 30, 2018.  Thousands of lights create extraordinary animal exhibits and holiday lights displays at the 24th annual Wonderland of Lights! There will be cookies, crafts and animal encounters for all to enjoy! Wonderland of Lights is open on Thursdays through Sundays 5pm to 8pm only from Nov. 22 through Dec. 30. Admission for Wonderland of Lights: $7 adults, $5 for kids 3-12 and…

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December 2018

Toys for Tots – Free Admission to Wonderland of Lights with Donation!

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s our annual Toys drive and this year we’re stuffing a truck courtesy of Two Men and a Truck! On December 1st each person who brings in a new, unwrapped toy 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! December 1 from 5pm to 8pm

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