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 during phase one of our reopening strategy. 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. – 4 p.m. 

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 and the world!  While occupancy is currently limited due to COVID-19 all guests are expected to wear facemasks while shopping indoors.  Please help us to keep all of our guests and staff safe by doing your part.

Food & Drink

Savanna Grill
Open with Limited Menu
  • 10 a.m – 4 p.m Saturday & Sunday (Closed during the day M-F)
  • Wonderland of Lights Event Nights 5 – 8 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.

Plaza Treats – Located Behind the AniMall Gift Shop
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

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 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

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!*

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 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


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


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

Suspended for Season

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