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November 2018

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

November 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - December 30, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Winter Wine & Stein*

December 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you ready for this one of a kind WINTER casual after hours bash? Enjoy tastings of beer and wine and sample fabulous hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants as you listen to holiday tunes and meander through the zoo, featuring our holiday favorite Wonderland of Lights. Check back to see who's bringing the beverages and tasty treats! Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Throughout the zoo Price: Advance: $25 members | $30 non-members; At the…

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January 2019

Winter Gifts for the Animals: An Animal Enrichment Event

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The season of gift giving is not over at the Potter Park Zoo! Join us as the animals receive special enrichment gifts on Saturday, January 12 from 1:00 to 3:00. p.m. 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, January 12 from 1-3 p.m. Price: Included in regular admission

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March 2019

Public Conservation Talk: Michigan Birds & Bees

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday March 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Safari Room at Potter Park Zoo for an engaging discussion about “Birds and Bees”. Birds and bees are essential pollinators in our environment and they need our help! Come learn how you can help these amazing creatures! We will have two guest speakers, Cathie Wood will be speaking about honey bees and a staff member from Burke Lake Banding Station will be speaking about their migratory bird research. Our…

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March FALCONERS: Saving Animals from Extinction

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

FALCONERS is designed to allow children or adults of all ages with special needs and unique challenges (such as autism or developmental disabilities) and their whole family to have an enriching educational experience in a safe and welcoming environment. There will be one sensory friendly event in Lansing, Michigan per month throughout 2019. April FALCONERS “Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE)” March 23: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM March’s FALCONERS theme is AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction! SAFE is an…

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Session 1: FrogWatch USA Training at Potter Park Zoo

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Become a FrogWatch Citizen Scientist! Potter Park Zoo is inviting Michigan residents to become volunteer citizen scientists and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. The program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding calls and help to gather data that supports a national network. This is a great program for adults and children alike and a great spring time activity for families, friends, individuals and groups to get outdoors. You do not have to be…

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Session 2: FrogWatch USA Training at Potter Park Zoo

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Become a FrogWatch Citizen Scientist! Potter Park Zoo is inviting Michigan residents to become volunteer citizen scientists and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. The program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding calls and help to gather data that supports a national network. This is a great program for adults and children alike and a great spring time activity for families, friends, individuals and groups to get outdoors. You do not have to be…

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April 2019

Session 3: FrogWatch USA Training at Potter Park Zoo

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Become a FrogWatch Citizen Scientist! Potter Park Zoo is inviting Michigan residents to become volunteer citizen scientists and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. The program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding calls and help to gather data that supports a national network. This is a great program for adults and children alike and a great spring time activity for families, friends, individuals and groups to get outdoors. You do not have to be…

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MSU Science Festival: Night at a Living Museum

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

Come join our zoo staff and volunteers as we explore conservation and the natural world as a part of the MSU Science Festival Nights at the Museum series. This event is for all ages and admission is free!  Lots of hands-on activities will allow you to: – view the microscopic world as a scientist – try your hand at a simulated veterinary lab – learn how to be an animal chef with our zookeepers – test your skill in the skull…

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