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January 2021

Paint with Us! Jaali the Black Rhino Fundraiser

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

You’re invited!  What: Paint with Us: Jaali the black rhino calf fundraiser When: Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 from 5 – 7 p.m. (EST) Where: Virtual Live Zoom Event!  Come paint with us and wish Jaali a happy 1st birthday! Are you a Jaali super fan? Love creating art? Or simply want to have fun night in supporting Potter Park Zoo? Join us for this one-of-a-kind virtual fundraiser as we paint Jaali the black rhino calf. Gather your friends, family, or co-workers…

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February 2021

Ice Safari 2021

February 20 @ 10:00 am - February 21 @ 4:00 pm

What: Ice Safari When: Saturday, Feb. 20 & 21, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Visit the zoo and experience our Ice Safari! There will be animal ice carvings displayed throughout the zoo. The installations will be provided by Miller Ice Sculptures of Lansing. Tour unique art and learn about conservation efforts with messaging attached to each sculpture. Live carvings will also be featured in the Green Space Feb. 20. Never visited the zoo in…

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March 2021

Frogwatch 2021 – Session 1

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Potter Park Zoo, Potter Park Zoo
Lansing, MI 48912 United States
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Register for this session here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frogwatch-2021-session-1-tickets-146625967215 FrogWatch USA is the AZA’s citizen science program and it provides individuals, small groups and families opportunities to learn about the wetlands and amphibians native to mid-Michigan. Interested in volunteering? All volunteers must attend a training class taught by Potter Park Zoo staff where you will learn to identify different species of native frogs and toads by their calls. We also ask that all FrogWatch volunteers commit to holding at least four listening sessions…

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Frogwatch 2021 – Session 2

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Potter Park Zoo, Potter Park Zoo
Lansing, MI 48912 United States
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Register for this session here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frogwatch-2021-session-2-tickets-146629549931 FrogWatch USA is the AZA’s citizen science program and it provides individuals, small groups and families opportunities to learn about the wetlands and amphibians native to mid-Michigan. Interested in volunteering? All volunteers must attend a training class taught by Potter Park Zoo staff where you will learn to identify different species of native frogs and toads by their calls. We also ask that all FrogWatch volunteers commit to holding at least four listening sessions…

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April 2021

Frogwatch 2021 – Session 3

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Potter Park Zoo, Potter Park Zoo
Lansing, MI 48912 United States
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FrogWatch USA is the AZA’s citizen science program and it provides individuals, small groups and families opportunities to learn about the wetlands and amphibians native to mid-Michigan. Interested in volunteering? All volunteers must attend a training class taught by Potter Park Zoo staff where you will learn to identify different species of native frogs and toads by their calls. We also ask that all FrogWatch volunteers commit to holding at least four listening sessions between April and August. Listening sessions…

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May 2021

Zoo Nights – #1

May 13

What: Zoo Nights – #1 When: May 13, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo *In accordance with the latest MDHHS order, masks are required at all times outside of designated eating areas. Thank you! 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 games with friends all while…

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June 2021

World Migratory Bird Day

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Potter Park Zoo, Potter Park Zoo
Lansing, MI 48912 United States

What: World Migratory Bird Day When: June 5 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Welcome spring!  World Migratory Bird Day celebrates the seasonal migration of millions of birds from their southern wintering grounds back to North America!  Fun, family-friendly interactive stations throughout the zoo will share the importance of migratory birds.

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Zoo Nights – #2

June 17

  What: Zoo Nights – #2 When: June 17, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo *Tickets for Zoo Nights #2 are currently sold out. A limited number will be reserved for walk-ups. 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 games with friends all while savoring tasty…

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July 2021

Zoo Days

July 6 - July 7

  What: Zoo Days When: July 6 & 7, 2021, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Tuesday July 6 and Wednesday July 7, enjoy admission to Potter Park Zoo for only $2! This family-friendly event will feature  community partners with give-away items and take home activities. Of course, you can also pay a visit to our animal residents! Don’t forget to grab a complimentary popsicle on your way out!

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Zoo Nights – #3

July 22

What: Zoo Nights – #3 When: July 22, 5 p.m. – 9 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 games with friends all while savoring tasty treats! Zoo Nights will occur July 22 and August 26. Tickets are $15 for zoo member and $20…

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