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July 2020

*Canceled* Animal Enrichment Event: Just Chillin’ with the Animals 

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

*Please Note: This Event Has Been Canceled for 2020*  July 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (included with regular admission) See how the zoo’s animals keep their cool during the summer... think ice and summer food treats! Animal enrichment provides our animals with species-specific opportunities that encourage mental and physical activity and natural behaviors. It is good for the animals, and it allows us to glimpse some very interesting things. Enrichment events are included with regular admission price. It's a great time to…

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August 2020

*Postponed* Sundown Safari – Family Camping at the Zoo

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - August 9 @ 10:30 am

**Please note: this event has been postponed. Please check our website for up to date information*  Experience the zoo after dark!  For one night only, families and small groups are invited to camp out at the zoo overnight! After setting up their tents, campers will go on a guided tour of the zoo, enjoy s’mores around the campfire, watch a movie under the stars, and fall asleep to the sounds of nature (you may even hear the wolves howl!)!  A continental…

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*Postponed* Members Night 2020 – Member’s Exclusive Event

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

*Please note: this event has been postponed. Please check our website for up to date information*  Potter Park Zoo Members... Join us for the exclusive event Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 5 - 8 p.m. We dedicate this night to you! This event is all about celebrating the contribution our members make to the future of the zoo. This fun-filled evening will include: Special Animal enrichments Behind the scenes experiences Kids activities Dinner and more!   Event Details:  Date: Wednesday,…

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September 2020

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

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grandmas and grandpas are the best. Join us in celebrating grandparents' day by spending a day at the zoo! All grandparents receive free admission ticket at the gate on September 13, 2020. We can't wait to see you at the zoo! Please Note: Free admission for grandparents is not available to be reserved online and can be obtained only at the admissions gate. All other members of your party are encouraged to purchase a timed-entry ticket online before arriving at…

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October 2020

Ingham County Free Day!

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ingham County & Lansing City Residents will receive free admission to Potter Park Zoo on October 3, 2020! 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. We highly recommend purchasing your General Admission timed entry tickets online. To receive free admission online for Ingham County Free Days, guests will have to create an account in order for the address to be verified and receive free admission.  Out…

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College Day – FREE Admission for College Students at the Gate

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you have been directed to self-quarantine, including the addresses listed here, please do not visit the zoo until the quarantine is lifted.     College Day! (Free Admission ticket at the gate for College Students with valid college ID)  October 4, 2020: 9 - 5  p.m. Don't miss free admission to Potter Park Zoo for students with current college ID! Please Note: Free admission for college students is not available to be reserved online and can be obtained only at the…

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Fall Zootacular: October 10 & 11

October 10 @ 9:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm

This year Potter Park Zoo is celebrating fall in a whole new way! Put on your best Halloween costumes and celebrate with the whole family at Potter Park Zoo! Join family and friends for a socially distanced stroll through the zoo and enjoy the beautiful autumn colors and fall décor. See your favorite animals while in costume. Boo in a bag! All of our candy stations have been combined into one treat bag, which will be handed out as guests…

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Fall Zootacular: October 17 & 18

October 17 @ 9:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm

This year Potter Park Zoo is celebrating fall in a whole new way! Put on your best Halloween costumes and celebrate with the whole family at Potter Park Zoo! Join family and friends for a socially distanced stroll through the zoo and enjoy the beautiful autumn colors and fall décor. See your favorite animals while in costume. Boo in a bag! All of our candy stations have been combined into one treat bag, which will be handed out as guests…

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Fall Zootacular: October 24 & 25

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - October 25 @ 5:00 pm

This year Potter Park Zoo is celebrating fall in a whole new way! Put on your best Halloween costumes and celebrate with the whole family at Potter Park Zoo! Join family and friends for a socially distanced stroll through the zoo and enjoy the beautiful autumn colors and fall décor. See your favorite animals while in costume. Boo in a bag! All of our candy stations have been combined into one treat bag, which will be handed out as guests…

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November 2020

Veterans Day – All Military and Their Families Get FREE Admission at the Gate

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

Thank you to all of our veterans and military members! We’re offering free admission to all military AND their families this Veteran’s Day November 11, 2020. We're open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.We hope to see you at the zoo! Please Note: Free admission for veterans and their families is not available to be reserved online and can be obtained only at the admissions gate. All other members of your party are encouraged to purchase a timed-entry ticket online before arriving…

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