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April 2019

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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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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