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November 2019

25th Annual Wonderland of Lights

November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - December 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Wonderland of Lights

Wonderland of Lights is open Thursdays through Sundays from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Nov. 22 through Dec. 29, 2019.  *Please note - Wonderland of Lights will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving. The regular schedule will continue Nov. 29*  Thousands of lights create extraordinary holiday lights displays at the 25th annual Wonderland of Lights! There will be cookie decorating, crafts and animal encounters for all to enjoy! Santa is coming to the zoo! Visit the magical "Santa's Workshop"…

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December 2019

Toys for Tots at Wonderland of Lights 

December 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s our annual toy drive and this year we’re stuffing a truck courtesy of Two Men and a Truck! Each person who brings in a new, unwrapped toy Dec. 7 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 7 from 5 – 8 p.m.​

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FALCONERS Sensory Friendly Wonderland of Lights

December 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 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, welcoming and sensory friendly environment. There will be one sensory friendly event in Lansing, Michigan per month throughout 2019.     FALCONERS Wonderland of Lights! Tuesday, December 10  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Potter Park Zoo is pleased to present a special, sensory-friendly Wonderland…

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February 2020

Falconers Sensory Friendly Event: Star Safari at Abrams Planetarium

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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, welcoming and sensory friendly environment. There will be one sensory friendly event in Lansing, Michigan per month throughout 2020.   February Event:   OFFSITE: Star Safari at Abrams Planetarium (MSU) Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:00-7:30 PM   In February, we are partnering with our…

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Animal Enrichment Event: Tailgate for the Animals

February 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Don't miss it! College Day is the same day! (free admission to college students with valid college ID)  Animal Enrichment Event: Tailgate for the Animals (Open to all and free with admission!)  October 4, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. It’s time for some fun with the upcoming MSU vs UM football game. See the animals predict the outcome of the game, based on the choices they make. Animal enrichment provides our animals with species-specific opportunities that encourage mental and physical…

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Animal Enrichment Event: Winter Gifts for the Animals

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rescheduled to Saturday, February 29, 2020 1 to 3 p.m. What are the animals at the zoo up to after the holidays? See what the animals do when they receive special gifts in boxes. Lots of fun for the family! Enrichment events are included with regular admission price. It's a great time to see the animals at their most active. Photographers bring your camera for some great action photos!

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March 2020

Session 1: FrogWatch USA Training at Potter Park Zoo

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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. Families with children under 12 should…

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*CANCELLED* FALCONERS Sensory Friendly Event: “Sense”-sational Zoo!

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This event has been cancelled. Please read our blog for updates! 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 2020.   March Event: “Sense”-sational Zoo! Saturday, March 21 , 2020 10:00 AM-1:00…

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*Cancelled* Session 2: FrogWatch USA Training at Potter Park Zoo

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This event has been cancelled. Please read our blog for updates! 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,…

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*Cancelled* Session 3: FrogWatch USA Training at Potter Park Zoo

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This event has been cancelled. Please read our blog for updates! 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,…

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