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June 2019

FALCONERS “Nature Play”

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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, welcoming and sensory friendly environment. There will be one sensory friendly event in Lansing, Michigan per month throughout 2019. June 22: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM  The June event’s theme is “Nature Play”! Activity stations will be set-up throughout the zoo and participants can…

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July 2019

July FALCONERS: Water, Water Everywhere!

July 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

July 20: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 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, welcoming and sensory friendly environment. There will be one sensory friendly event in Lansing, Michigan per month throughout 2019. The July event’s theme is “Water, Water Everywhere”! Activity stations will be set-up throughout the zoo and participants…

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August FALCONERS: What’s for Lunch?

July 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

August 24: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM  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, welcoming and sensory friendly environment. There will be one sensory friendly event in Lansing, Michigan per month throughout 2019. The August event’s theme is “What’s for Lunch?”! Activity stations will be set-up throughout the zoo and participants…

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Fourth of July at the Zoo: Military Receive Free Admission!

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

Happy Independence Day! The zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all to enjoy!   This year we'd like to say thank you by offering free admission to Potter Park Zoo to all United States Military.   Standard admission rates for the rest of your party: Resident Adult – $6.00 Non-Resident Adult – $12.00 Resident Senior (60+) – $5.00 Non-Resident Senior – $11.00 All Children (ages 3-12) – $5.00 All Children Under 3 – FREE

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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 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

*POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY, JULY 21 DUE TO EXTREME HEAT*  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…

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August 2019

6th Annual Bowling for Rhinos

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come on out to City Limits East for a fun night of bowling for a good cause! We are raising money for rhino conservation. The event is August 2, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and City Limits East.  Tickets are $32 (individual) and include a T-shirt if you buy before July 12. (UPDATE: Early Bird Registration has been extended until July 18!)  A family of 4 can bowl for $105. Tickets include 3 hours of bowling, pizza, and pop. Tickets: http://bit.ly/PPZAAZKB4R …

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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 10, 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…

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Member’s Night 2019

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

August 14, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. 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 non-member attendees who purchase a ticket will…

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Enrichment Event: Day of the Cotton Top Tamarin

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Day of the Cotton Top Tamarin is a national holiday in Colombia, where the cotton top tamarins are found. On that day everyone is invited to celebrate and show their support for conservation conservation. We have a fascinating family of cotton top tamarins, including mom, dad, offspring born in October 2018 and a pair of babies born in May 2019. We will celebrate on Wednesday, August 21, with special enrichments for the cotton tops and other South American species…

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