Sundown Safari Camping

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 […]

Members Night 2022

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 […]

Zoo Nights #4 (21+)

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 […]

7th Annual Bowling for Rhinos Fundraiser

What: Bowling for Rhinos Fundraiser When: Friday, August 19, 6:30 - 9 PM Where: City Limits East, 2120 East Saginaw Highway, East Lansing, MI 48823   This is Potter Park Zoo's AAZK 7th Annual Bowling for Rhinos event, back after a two-year Covid break. Zookeepers from around the United States and Canada donate their time and skills […]


Just Chillin’ Enrichment Event

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What: Just Chillin' Enrichment Event When: Saturday, August 20, 1 - 3 PM Where: Potter Park Zoo Price: Included with admission How do our zoo animals keep their cool during the heat of summer? Think ice! We’ve made special themed enrichment for the animals, and we invite you to join us and see what the animals […]

Free with admission

Action For Cheetahs Conservation Talk

What: Action for Cheetahs Conservation Talk When: Sunday, September 11, 5 - 7 PM Where: The Safari Room in our Discovery Center Mary Wykstra is the Executive Director overseeing Action For Cheetahs in Kenya. Learn more about cheetah monitoring, conflict mitigation, scat detection dogs and more! Donations are always welcome. Register for this free event […]


International Red Panda Day Celebration

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!

World Rhino Day Celebration

What: World Rhino Day Celebration When: Sunday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. – 3 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. Schedule of events: Rhino enrichment- 11 am, […]

Ingham County Free Day 2022

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 […]