Potter Park Zoo Introduces Exciting New “Zoo in Your Neighborhood” Program

Potter Park Zoo is excited to announce a new program that’s bringing the zoo into communities in the greater Lansing area!

“Zoo in Your Neighborhood is a new program designed to reach out to members of our community. We will be visiting over 30 community partner locations in an effort to bring the zoo to you,” said Potter Park Zoo Education Curator Dennis Laidler.

The events are free to participants of all ages. Each event will feature a live animal presentation or a “Reading with the Animals” program. Live animal presentations are an up close and

personal experience with Potter Park Zoo Animal Ambassadors and is a great opportunity to learn about animals and their natural behaviors. At a “Reading with the Animals” program, the audience will hear great animal stories and have an close up encounter with Potter Park Zoo Animal Ambassadors.

For a complete list of programs, locations and dates please visit

In addition to the presentations at community partners, the zoo will be providing four zoo family passes to each community partner location. The passes can be “checked out” for a short time to visit the zoo with no admission charge for one visit, then returned to the community partner location.

Zoo in Your Neighborhood is funded by a generous grant from Our Community Foundation (formerly the Capital RegionCommunity Foundation).