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/
FALCONERS “Spring Has Sprung”
May 18: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
In May, our event theme is “Spring has Sprung”! Spring is in full effect and we will be learning all about what spring has to offer! From planting gardens to baby animals that are born in the spring and everything in between, join us for a fun morning at the zoo. Activity stations will be set-up throughout the zoo and participants can visit them at their own pace. The zoo will open one hour early (at 8:00 AM) just for FALCONERS families. Activities will continue until 11:00 AM, but families may stay and enjoy the zoo for as long as they wish. Light snacks (and coffee for parents!) will be served.
We are planning to have most of the activities outside, so please dress for the weather. In the case of inclement weather, we will move as many activities inside as possible. The gift shop and concession stands will be open during this event.
To register for the Saturday May 18 event, please click here.
FALCONERS “Nature Play”
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 visit them at their own pace. We will have fun playing and learning in nature! From fun outdoor games, to animal pose yoga, and learning about how important it is to get outside, it is going to be a great day! The zoo will open one hour early (at 8:00 AM) just for FALCONERS families, but you may arrive later and still participate. Activities will continue until 11:00 AM, and families may stay and enjoy the zoo for as long as they wish.
Please pre-register to get free admission to the zoo and access to the activities. Light snacks will be provided.
To register for the Saturday June 22 event, please click here.