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March 2019

Session 1: FrogWatch USA Training at Potter Park Zoo

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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. You do not have to be…

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Session 2: FrogWatch USA Training at Potter Park Zoo

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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. You do not have to be…

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April 2019

Session 3: FrogWatch USA Training at Potter Park Zoo

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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. You do not have to be…

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MSU Science Festival: Night at a Living Museum

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

Come join our zoo staff and volunteers as we explore conservation and the natural world as a part of the MSU Science Festival Nights at the Museum series. This event is for all ages and admission is free!  Lots of hands-on activities will allow you to: – view the microscopic world as a scientist – try your hand at a simulated veterinary lab – learn how to be an animal chef with our zookeepers – test your skill in the skull…

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April FALCONERS: Party for the Planet

April 27 @ 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 and welcoming environment. Safe and welcoming environment with sensory friendly activities. There will be one sensory friendly event in Lansing, Michigan per month throughout 2019.   FALCONERS “Party for the Planet” April 27: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM   “Party for the Planet” is…

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Party for the Planet

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come join the party! From 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm we will be hosting a combined celebration for Earth Day, Endangered Species Day and World Oceans Day. This year’s theme is Spring into Action. Explore conservation issues with hands-on activities, information and demonstrations around the zoo. What can you do to help the planet? Participate in a tree planting event at the zoo! We will be looking for volunteers to help plant trees from 1-3 p.m. Registration for volunteers is…

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May 2019

Mother’s Day at the Zoo- Mothers Get FREE Admission

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Zoo! All moms will receive FREE admission to Potter Park Zoo on May 12! 🌺 Farmyard EdVentures, Wings Down under, Bungee Jump and Pony rides will tentatively open Mother’s Day 2019. We can’t wait to see you here at the zoo!

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Wine & Stein 2019

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you ready for this one of a kind casual after hours bash? Wine & Stein features beer and wine samplings from select Michigan breweries and wineries, fabulous hors d’oeuvre samplings from Lansing restaurants, live music and exclusive access to see Potter Park Zoo’s animals after hours. Eat, drink and celebrate spring with the animals while you support a great cause – Potter Park Zoo!   *This event is only for visitors over 21 Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 9 p.m. (Early…

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June 2019

World Migratory Bird Day/Be a Tourist in Your Town

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

World Migratory Bird Day celebrates spring with the return of millions of migratory birds to their breeding areas! The zoo partners with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fenner Nature Conservancy and several other organizations to provide interactive stations throughout the zoo to teach you about the importance of migratory birds, and provide fun activities for the whole family. World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated in conjunction with GLCVB’s “Be A Tourist In Your Own…

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Father’s Day at the Zoo – Dads Get FREE Admission

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Zoo! All dads will receive FREE admission to Potter Park Zoo on June 16! Farmyard EdVentures, Wings Down Under, Bungee Jump, Train and Pony rides are open for the season. We can’t wait to see you here at the zoo!

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