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September 2019

World Rhino Day

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the 10th annual World Rhino Day at Potter Park Zoo! Did you know there are only 35 Javan rhinos left in the wild? Or in 2017 there were 1,028 rhinos poached in South Africa alone? The threat of extinction is alarming as these animals are disappearing due to intense poaching. Join us at World Rhino Day to learn about rhino conservation tables and play rhino themed games, and come see our resident (and expecting!) black rhinos…

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September FALCONERS: Sundown Safari Camping

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - September 29 @ 9:00 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. FALCONERS Sundown Safari! Saturday, September 28: 6:00 PM to Sunday, September 29: 9:00 AM For our September event, we will be holding an evening experience with the…

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Ingham County FREE Day

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ingham County residents will receive free admission to Potter Park Zoo on September 29. We'll be open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please bring an ID with proof of Ingham County residency. See you at this fun (FREE) event! NOTE: Visitors will still be responsible for parking fees.

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October 2019

College Day

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

College Day  All college students get free admission to the zoo with a valid student identification card! (including any children of the student). Don’t miss the exciting enrichment event on the same day! Between 1 and 3 p.m. the animals will be having a pre-celebration to kick off the excitement of the BIG game between the Michigan State Spartans and the University of Michigan Wolverines. The animals will be making their prediction on the outcomes of the game, based on…

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Animal Enrichment Event: Tailgate with the Animals

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tailgate with the Animals  This isn’t your typical tailgate. It’s the Zoo’s animals receiving football-themed treats and making choices that will “predict“ the outcome of the BIG Michigan vs. Michigan State football game. Wear your team’s colors and catch the fun from 1 – 3 p.m.! Animal Enrichment Events are the best time to see the animals being active. This event is included with regular admission price. College students: Don’t forget to show your valid college student ID for FREE…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 12-13

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

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 12-13 October 19-20 October 26-27 Activities from 12 – 5 p.m. each day 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 their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. Enjoy free activities for the family: – A straw maze – Candy stations –…

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FALCONERS Special Boo at the Zoo

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

*Registration Required for This Event* 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 Special Boo at the Zoo! Friday, October 18: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM For our October activity, we will…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 19-20

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 12-13 October 19-20 October 26-27 Activities from 12 – 5 p.m. each day 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 their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. Enjoy free activities for the family: – A straw maze – Candy stations –…

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Boo at the Zoo: October 26-27

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - October 27 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Boo at the Zoo on three different weekends this year!  October 12-13 October 19-20 October 26-27 Activities from 12 – 5 p.m. each day 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 their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. Enjoy free activities for the family: – A straw maze – Candy stations –…

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November 2019

Veterans Day – All Military and Their Families Get FREE Admission

November 11 @ 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. We hope to see you at the zoo!

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