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 2021.
- All monthly events are free
- Inclusive for the entire family/support group
- Each session includes hands-on stewardship activity
- This program will be shared with other institutions in the community
Please note our FALCONERS events have been restructured because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Note: Upcoming programs are listed AFTER the resources.
Potter Park Zoo FALCONERS Facebook Group
We have created a Facebook Group for FALCONERS families to connect and stay up to date with the program. We ask that you are a past participant or plan to be a future participant tp join the group. This is a private group – please send a request to join, answer the questions provided and we’ll approve your request as soon as possible! Click here to join!
Potter Park Zoo Social Stories
Prepare for your next visit to the zoo by using our social stories. If you have any further questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Potter Park Zoo Sensory Map
Prepare for your next visit to the zoo by downloading or printing our Sensory Map. The sensory map includes quiet areas, sensory bag checkout locations, and headphone zones. Sensory maps are also included in the sensory bags at the zoo (limited quantity).
Potter Park Zoo is Certified Sensory Inclusive, for more information click here
January 23, 2020 10 AM – 1 PM – Onsite
This program will be going on when the zoo is open to the public but we are not very busy in January.
The program will run from 10 AM – 1 PM and we will require registration like before. You will have a time slot you will have to choose to help us space everyone out. We will provide a warming station in the VEZU building so as you are at the tail end of your zoo walk you can warm up a bit and grab a warm drink! We will also have a craft for your family to go home with!
Registration (required): Click here
January 24, 2020 12 PM – 1 PM – VIRTUAL (not on zoo grounds)