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June 2019

World Migratory Bird Day/Be a Tourist in Your Town

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

World Migratory Bird Day celebrates spring with the return of millions of migratory birds to their breeding areas! The zoo partners with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fenner Nature Conservancy and several other organizations to provide interactive stations throughout the zoo to teach you about the importance of migratory birds, and provide fun activities for the whole family. World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated in conjunction with GLCVB’s “Be A Tourist In Your Own…

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

June 16 @ 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 16! 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 2019

Zoo Days! (July 9 & 10)

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy admission to Potter Park Zoo for only $1 with a voucher Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10! 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! July 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets: Admission is only…

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Animal Enrichment Event – Just Chillin’ with the Animals

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How do our Zoo animals keep their cool during the heat of summer? Think ice, sprinklers, and picnics. We'll have special themed enrichments for the animals and we invite you to join us and see what the animals do with them! Animal Enrichment Events are included in the regular admission price when you visit the zoo. These events are great for people of all ages to attend. Animals can be their most active when interacting with enrichment. Time: Saturday, July…

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August 2019

Sundown Safari Camping

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - August 11 @ 9:30 am

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. On August 11, arrive at the zoo at 6 p.m. and stay all the way until 9: 30 a.m. the next morning! Campers will take a guided tour of the zoo to learn about nocturnal animals, enjoy s’mores around the campfire, watch a movie outdoors, and sleep under the stars!  A continental…

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Member’s Night

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

This one of a kind event is all about our members and if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a member, now is your chance to find out! You’re invited to a fun-filled evening of animal enrichments, behind the scenes experiences, kids activities, dinner and more. This annual event celebrates the contribution members make to the future of the zoo. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR NON-MEMBERS! Those attendees who purchase a ticket will have the opportunity to have their ticket…

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September 2019

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

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating grandparents day by spending a day at the zoo! All grandparents receive free admission to the zoo on September 8, 2019.

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Red Panda Day Celebration

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come celebrate red pandas! Whether you are already a fan or you don’t know much about them (or even what they are), this is your chance to learn more. A zookeeper and docents will be on hand to share information about the red pandas’ special adaptations, their care in the zoo, and what’s being done to help them in the wild. See red pandas in action as they receive bamboo and special enrichment, and enjoy family activities such as children’s…

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World Rhino Day

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

To celebrate the 10th 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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Ingham County FREE Day

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ingham County residents will receive free admission to Potter Park Zoo to view our more than 500 animals and over 160 species on display for guests at Potter Park Zoo. See you at this fun (FREE) event! Please bring an ID with proof of Ingham County residency. NOTE: Visitors will still be responsible for parking fees.

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