Plan a Visit

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.

 

Food & Drink

Savannah Grille *OPEN* 
As you make your way through the zoo plan a stop on the grille 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.
Plaza Treats *closed for the season* 
All your favorites from soft-serve ice cream to hotdogs, souvenir cup drinks & refills, as well as carmel corn and other seasonal treats. Located near the entrance/exit to the zoo so you can easily get your treats upon arrival or just before heading home.
 

 AniMall Gift Shop

Open for the season from 9am to 5pm! 

Located near the entrance of the zoo the AniMall gift shop offers something for everyone.  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.

Pony Rides

*Closed for the Season

The pony rides are an opportunity for enjoyment for all children! Rides are $3 per child (cash only). Don’t forget your camera!
Each rider must wear a zoo provided helmet and must have a waiver completed by an adult prior to riding. Waivers will be provided at the zoo.*

Wings From Down Under

*Closed for the Season

Wings From Down Under 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!*

Train Ride

Open on weekends from 9-5,  *weather pending

Zoo guests can take a ride around the green space near the Black Rhinos, Meerkats, and Bat-Eared Fox, while others in their party enjoy a break in the green space and capture the smiles as the riders go by on the train.
$3 per rider  (Children 42” and below will need to be accompanied by a paying adult  –  Infants 6 month and younger ride free)

Bungee Jump

*Closed for the Season

Guests can fly like a bird in our new bungee jump attraction! The bungee jump is open each day and visitors can enjoy reaching for the sky for just $7.*

Farmyard EdVentures

*Closed for the Season

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

Open year round

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

Open year round

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.

 

Keeper Talks

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

Keeper Talks on Saturday & Sunday

11 a.m. – Black Rhino chat

11:30 a.m. – Birds of North America chat (bald eagle, raven, barred owl)

12:45 p.m. – Otter feeding

2:15 p.m. – Alaskan moose chat

2:30 p.m. – African Lion chat & feeding

4:00 p.m. – Penguin chat & feeding