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.

AniMall Gift Shop

Open 12 – 4  p.m. weekdays
10-4 p.m. weekends

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.

Food & Drink

Savanna Grill
Closed for the Season Starting Nov. 1 
*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.

Plaza Treats – Located Behind the AniMall Gift Shop
Closed for the Season
All your favorites from soft-serve ice cream to hotdogs, souvenir cup drinks & refills, as well as caramel 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.

Camel Rides – $6 per ride

Closed for the Season

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 animals. Zoo guests are invited to meet the camels – Molly, Ollie and Joy – at the camel ride area. Rider 2 and older are welcome. Ages 2 through 4 must have an adult rider with them.

Pony Rides – $3 per ride

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.*




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!*


Wings of Wonder – $1 per seed stick

Closed for the Season

“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!*




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!