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 for a whole year!

To ensure your membership gift arrives in time for Christmas, please order before Dec. 17 (12 p.m.). You can also pick up the membership cards 4 days after your order date, or we can mail the cards to you!

  • If ordered after Dec. 17, 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 cards up at the zoo during that time, we can ship them to you (see 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 membership welcome letter attachment. We can then mail the cards to the member, to you or pick them up at the zoo after the holidays. Please note, the zoo is closed Dec. 25.

Information you’ll need for a 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).

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY NOTE:  Online membership purchases will be processed and mailed up until Dec. 23 (12 p.m.). Online membership orders after Dec. 23 (12 p.m.), will be processed and mailed after Jan. 2, 2023. Phone order memberships will not be available between Dec. 24, 2022 – Jan. 2, 2023. 

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 
***$5 off Basic; $10 off Deluxe; $15 off Premium 
**** Contingent on covid-19 situation

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 (aka Fall Zootacular) 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 AniMall Gift Shop, concessions, and mobility rentals
  • ****Two e-tickets to attend one of the Zoo Nights (21 and over) events
  • One Guided Tour for 4 people

****Contingent on covid-19 situation


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.

Additional Membership Perks

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

Launch 20% off coupon for Potter Park Zoo Members