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October 2022

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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November 2022

Veterans Day – Veterans & Family Enter FREE

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

What: Veterans Day When: Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo In honor of those who serve, Potter Park Zoo is welcoming all veterans, military members, and their families into the zoo free of charge Friday, Nov. 11. We hope to see you at the zoo!

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30th Annual Wonderland of Lights

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - December 23 @ 8:00 pm

What: 30th Annual Wonderland of Lights When: Thursday through Sunday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, November 19 – December 23 (closed on Thanksgiving). Where: Potter Park Zoo Thousands of lights create an extraordinary holiday display at the 3oth annual Wonderland of Lights! Take a stroll around the zoo, enjoy holiday music, and marvel at the twinkling light displays during this series of magical Michigan winter evenings. Stop by the Savanna Grill for a bite to eat, and grab a goodie…

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December 2022

Toys for Tots at Wonderland of Lights

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s our annual toy drive! Each person who brings in a new, unwrapped toy Dec. 3 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! Thousands of lights create an extraordinary holiday display at the 28th 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…

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Zoo Nights, with Lights! (21+)

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What: Zoo Nights, with Lights! When: Dec. 14, 2022, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo For our 21+ guests: Bundle up and come out to our final Zoo Nights event of the year! This casual, happy hour-style event will feature holiday music and decór, and a variety of tastes from local restaurants and beverage companies. Take the opportunity to see the zoo after-hours, visit with the animals, and enjoy tasty treats under the glow of our dazzling…

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