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!

Give a 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 a NEW 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).

RENEWING a GIFT Membership?  You may renew a gift membership either in-person during normal zoo hours at our Discovery Center OR by calling our Discovery Center, 517-342-2713, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Select your membership type and level below:

One Adult Family

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

Basic – See Benefits

Purchase One Adult Basic – $80

Deluxe – See Benefits

Purchase One Adult Deluxe – $130

Premium – See Benefits

Purchase One Adult Premium – $230

Two Adult Family

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

Basic – See Benefits

Purchase Two Adult Basic – $95

Deluxe – See Benefits

Purchase Two Adult Deluxe – $145

Premium – See Benefits

Purchase Two Adult Premium – $245

Basic Level Benefits

  • Unlimited standard admission* to the zoo for one year from date of purchase
  • Free or discounted admission to over 130 AZA accredited zoos and aquariums nationwide – SEE GRID AT THE BOTTOM**
  • 10% discount at the AniMall Gift Shop, concessions, and mobility rentals
  • Discounts on Twilight Adventures Event and Zookambi Summer Camp
  • Early registration for 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 announced 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
***$7 off Basic; $12 off Deluxe; $17 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
  • Premium Member Vinyl Cling Sticker


Add on to any Membership

Unnamed Adult:  $20 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











Understanding AZA Zoo and Aquarium Reciprocity:

CLICK on the chart below to see the AZA Reciprocal List.  Always be sure to call the place you plan to visit ahead of time to find out there current reciprocal policies/benefits.