Attractions

Potter Park Zoo is your ticket to get closer than you’ve ever been to more than 160 species of animals.  Below is just a sampling.  Check out the map to see everything we have to offer!

*Some exhibit availability is weather dependent and will close when temperatures are extreme or during storms.

Some zoo attractions are closed for the safety of our guests. We anticipate to open more attractions when we progress further into our reopening strategy.


AniMall Gift Shop

Open Daily with Occupancy Restrictions
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Located near the entrance of the zoo the AniMall gift shop offers something for everyone. Pick up your snacks and beverages before setting out into the zoo for the day and then return to pick up that special souvenir after your day in the zoo. Full of favorites like plush animals, toys, apparel, jewelry, gifts, home accents, and featuring eco-friendly items from a variety of vendors that provide conservation education and create jobs to local artisans from all over Africa and the world!  While occupancy is currently limited due to COVID-19 all guests are expected to wear face masks while shopping indoors.  Please help us to keep all of our guests and staff safe by doing your part.

Food & Drink

Savanna Grill
Opens for the season April 3, 2021 (Saturdays & Sundays through April)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*May close early in inclement weather. Please note that the grill closes 30 minutes before the restaurant. Certain freshly grilled items may not be available at this time. 
As you make your way through the zoo plan a stop on the grill patio to enjoy your meal or a snack.  The shaded seating area looks out over the zoo where a number of our animals can be seen while you enjoy a meal.  You can find your choice of cheeseburgers, fresh salads, chicken tenders, ice cream, popcorn, refreshing beverages, and more.
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Camel Rides

Opens for the season Mother’s Day weekend

One of the zoo’s most popular activities, the camel rides, are back at Potter Park Zoo! Camel rides are an extraordinary experience with this one of a kind animal. Zoo guests are invited to meet the camels – Molly, Ollie and Joy – at the camel ride area. Riders 2 and older are welcome. Ages 2 through 4 must have a paying adult rider with them. 

  • $6 per rider
  • $5 for a souvenir photo

Wings of Wonder – $1 per seed stick

Open for the season Memorial Day weekend

“Wings of Wonder” features over 200 parakeets and cockatiels in free flight! Our birds aren’t shy when it comes to interacting and for just $1 (cash only), you can buy a seed stick to feed them yourself!*

Keeper Talks

Check the “plan your day” board at the entrance of the zoo for today’s keeper talks!

 

 

Farmyard EdVentures

Closed

A family favorite! At Farmyard EdVentures you’ll find adorable pygmy goats, burros, pigs and a huge African tortoise. Take a break from your walk around the zoo and enjoy these fun farmyard animals!*

 

Bird & Reptile House

Closed 

The Bird & Reptile House includes dozens of animals. Rare and endangered animals such as the Guam rail, the Guam kingfisher and Puerto Rican crested toad can also be seen up close.

 

 

Feline & Primate House

Closed 

The Big Cat & Primate House features an incredible up close viewing area for our African lion, Amur tiger, snow leopard, lemur, mandrill and spider monkey.