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October 2018

Ingham County Free Day

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lansing & Ingham County residents receive free admission to Potter Park Zoo on Saturday, October 6, 2018 to see our nearly 600 animals and over 160 species. We can’t wait to see everyone! NOTE: Visitors will still be responsible for parking fees.

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2018 Michigan Bat Festival

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

2018 Michigan Bat Festival, Michigan DNR Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 - 5 p.m. We're excited to be hosting Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Bat Festival 2018! Explore the uniqueness of bats with hands-on games and activities, discover ways you can help bats in your own backyard, and see live bats and find out why bats are important to Michigan. Admission to the Potter Park Zoo is free for Ingham County residents on the day of the event. Parking…

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Boo at the Zoo
: October 13-14

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - October 14 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 13-14  October 20-21  October 27-28  Activities from 12 - 5 p.m. each day *This event will have an exclusive gate for online purchase ticket holders and deluxe/premium members. Online tickets available now! --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boo-at-the-zoo-2018-tickets-50234384396 Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in…

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FALCONERS “Boo at the Zoo”

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

October 19: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM  For our October activity, we will be hosting a very special evening of Boo at the Zoo, our annual family friendly Halloween event!  It will take place Friday October 19 from 5:00-7:30 PM. The zoo will be closed to the public at this time, so you can enjoy many aspects of the public event but without the crowds. Participants are welcome to come in costume if they wish.  We will have games, cider and donuts, animal…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 20-21

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 13-14  October 20-21  October 27-28  Activities from 12 - 5 p.m. each day *This event will have an exclusive gate for online purchase ticket holders and deluxe/premium members. Online tickets available now! --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boo-at-the-zoo-2018-tickets-50234384396 Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 27-28

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - October 28 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 13-14  October 20-21  October 27-28  Activities from 12 - 5 p.m. each day *This event will have an exclusive gate for online purchase ticket holders and deluxe/premium members. Online tickets available now! --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boo-at-the-zoo-2018-tickets-50234384396 Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in…

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November 2018

Pumpkinfest – Animal Enrichment Event

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What happens if you give a pumpkin to a panda or a porcupine or a playful otter? See these and more at our 15th annual Pumpkinfest as we wrap up the Halloween season at the Zoo. Pumpkinfest is included in regular admission price on November 4. November 
4 from 1:00-3:00 pm  

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FALCONERS “Being Different is Natural!”

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday November 17: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM  Our November event is going on the road in collaboration with the MSU Museum! Join us offsite as we explore the museum’s treasures together.  There will be activities and crafts throughout the museum where we will learn about the fur trade, camouflage, invasive species, a scavenger hunt and more. After the event, you can explore the museum’s three floors full of exhibits on your own! More information including maps and parking instructions can be found here. Admission into…

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December 2018

Toys for Tots – Free Admission to Wonderland of Lights with Donation!

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s our annual Toys drive and this year we’re stuffing a truck courtesy of Two Men and a Truck! On December 1st each person who brings in a new, unwrapped toy 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 1 from 5pm to 8pm

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Winter Wine & Stein*

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you ready for this one of a kind WINTER casual after hours bash? Enjoy tastings of beer and wine and sample fabulous hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants as you listen to holiday tunes and meander through the zoo, featuring our holiday favorite Wonderland of Lights. Check back to see who's bringing the beverages and tasty treats! Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Throughout the zoo Price: Advance: $25 members | $30 non-members; At the…

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