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.

  • Inclusive for the entire family/support group
  • Up close experiences with ambassador animals
  • Each session includes hands-on stewardship activity
  • This program will be shared with other institutions in the community

Potter Park Zoo is Certified Sensory Inclusive, for more information please click here: https://potterparkzoo.org/potter-park-zoo-becomes-first-aza-accredited-zoo-in-michigan-to-become-a-certified-sensory-inclusive-zoo/


Scheduled Events

FALCONERS and MSU Museum Collaboration!

Saturday November 16: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ the MSU MUSEUM!! Offsite event.

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. After the event, you can explore the museum’s three floors full of exhibits on your own! The museums sensory friendly events usually run until 12:00 PM but will go an extra hour for just the November 16th event.

More information including maps and parking instructions can be found here.

Admission into the MSU Museum is always free, but please pre-register for planning purposes. ​Please call 517-342-2751 if you have any questions!

To register for the FALCONERS event at the MSU Museum on November 16, please click here.


FALCONERS Wonderland of Lights!

Tuesday December 10: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Potter Park Zoo is pleased to present a special, sensory-friendly Wonderland of Lights experience just for FALCONERS!  Join us Tuesday December 10 from 5:00-8:00 PM.  Thousands of lights will create extraordinary animal exhibits and holiday displays.  There will be cookies, crafts, and animal encounters to enjoy.  We will also provide a light dinner and hot chocolate for all participants.

Pre-registration required to get free admission to the zoo and access to the activities.  Registration will close at Midnight on December 9th.  Please call 517-342-2751 if you have any questions!

To register for the FALCONERS Wonderland of Lights event on Tuesday December 10, please click here.