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October 2020

College Day – FREE Admission for College Students at the Gate

October 4, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 11, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 18, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 25, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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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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