Save money. Have fun. Support the zoo!

Are you ready for a full year of wild adventures? Become a Potter Park Zoo member! Members receive free standard admission, discounts at our gift shop, concessions and much more. Best of all, you are making a lasting impact on wildlife conservation – for now and for years to come!

The gift that keeps on giving!

Are you looking for the perfect gift? One that provides education, adventure, and inspiration? A Potter Park Zoo membership offers all of this and makes a lasting impact on wildlife conservation – now and for years to come.

Information you’ll need for GIFT MEMBERSHIP purchase:  Member’s name(s), address, email, phone number and if applicable, the names of children in the household (and dates of birth, if known).

To ensure your membership card(s) arrives in time for Christmas, please order before Dec. 18 (12 p.m.) OR consider the below options.

  • For memberships ordered after Dec. 18, printed membership cards can be picked up at the zoo 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Dec. 24. If you are not able to pick up the cards during that time, we can mail them to you (see important holiday note below).
  • Last minute gift? No problem! Order online and the email you put in for the “primary” household member will receive a receipt and a virtual membership welcome packet. We can mail the cards to you or they can be picked up at the zoo after the holidays (see note below). Please note, the zoo is closed Dec. 25.

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY NOTE:  Memberships purchased after Dec. 18 (12 p.m.) will likely not be received by mail before Christmas.  Online membership purchases will be processed and mailed up until Dec. 22 (12 p.m.). Online membership orders after Dec. 22 (12 p.m.), will be processed and printed after Jan. 2, 2024.  Phone order memberships are not be available between Dec. 24, 2023 – Jan. 2, 2024.  However – We’ve got you covered – when you purchase a gift membership online, the email you enter as the primary member will receive an email receipt with a welcome letter attachment.  If it’s a surprise gift, enter the “gift giver’s” email as the primary and it can be changed later to the member’s email.  You can then print and/or forward the welcome letter for the gift recipient.

One Adult Family

One named adult + children in household and/or grandchildren under 18 (one card)

Basic – See Benefits

Purchase One Adult Basic – $65

Deluxe – See Benefits

Purchase One Adult Deluxe – $115

Premium – See Benefits

Purchase One Adult Premium – $215

Two Adult Family

Two named adults + children in household and/or grandchildren under 18 (two cards)

Basic – See Benefits

Purchase Two Adult Basic – $80

Deluxe – See Benefits

Purchase Two Adult Deluxe – $130

Premium – See Benefits

Purchase Two Adult Premium – $230

Basic Level Benefits

  • Unlimited standard admission* to the zoo for one year
  • Free or discounted admission to over 100 AZA accredited zoos and aquariums nationwide**
  • 10% discount at the AniMall Gift Shop, concessions, and mobility rentals
  • Discounts on Sundown Safari Family Camping and Zookambi Summer Camp
  • E-mail newsletter, announcing exciting happenings throughout the year!
  • Membership renewal discount if you renew online***
  • Special “Members Night Party” at the zoo
  • Discounted admissions to Zoo Nights (21 and older) events
  • Plus Additional member-only opportunities announces as they become available
*Standard admission refers to daily hours of operation on non-event days
**This discount is typically 50 percent – always call the facility you plan to visit to find out details
***$5 off Basic; $10 off Deluxe; $15 off Premium 

Deluxe Level Benefits

  • All Basic member benefits PLUS
  • Free parking for one vehicle per visit at Potter Park Zoo
  • Free admission to Boo at the Zoo and Wonderland of Lights events

Premium Level Benefits

  • All Basic and Deluxe member benefits PLUS
  • 6 One-Time-Use Guest Passes
  • 15% Discount (instead of 10 %) at the Gift Shop† and Concessions and on mobility rentals
  • Two e-tickets to attend one Zoo Nights (21 and over) event
  • One Premium Member tour, offered on dates to be announced (as a group with other Premium Members)


Add on to any Membership

Unnamed Adult:  $15 each (up to 2 per membership)

  • “Unnamed Adult” card will be issued.
  • To add an UNNAMED GUEST CARD to an existing membership, please either call 517-342-2713 or visit the zoo’s Discovery Center.

Please note:  Unnamed Guest Cards are NOT typically accepted at other institutions, as they often don’t offer that option for their own members. It is intended to be used at Potter Park Zoo, especially for caregivers/babysitters to bring the household children to the zoo.

Additional Membership Perks

Potter Park Zoo Members 20% off at the Launch Lansing!

Launch 20% off coupon for Potter Park Zoo Members