FALCONERS

FALCONERS

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 “Water, Water Everywhere!”

July 20: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

The July event’s theme is “Water, Water Everywhere”! Activity stations will be set-up throughout the zoo and participants can visit them at their own pace. About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water! Did you know our very own Great Lakes holds the most amount of freshwater? Come and learn about animals that live in and around water. You may even be able to find some of them in your own backyard. Be prepared, you might have a chance to get wet!  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 July 20 event, please click here.

FALCONERS “What’s for Lunch?”

August 24: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

The August event’s theme is “What’s for Lunch?”! Activity stations will be set-up throughout the zoo and participants can visit them at their own pace. There are a lot of different animals at the zoo, and they eat a lot of different things! We’ll explore what animals eat at the zoo and in the wild, how animals hunt, and how they avoid being hunted! 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. Light snacks will be provided. The gift shop and concessions stands will be open during this event.

Please pre-register to get free admission to the zoo and access to the activities.

To register for the Saturday August 24 event, please click here.