Ice Safari, Feb. 11-12

What: Ice Safari When: Feb. 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2022 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Visit the zoo and experience our Ice Safari! For four days only, a variety of animal ice carvings will be on display throughout the zoo. Conservation messaging attached to each sculpture will provide a […]

Ice Safari, Feb. 18-19

What: Ice Safari When: Feb. 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2022 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Visit the zoo and experience our Ice Safari! For four days only, a variety of animal ice carvings will be on display throughout the zoo. Conservation messaging attached to each sculpture will provide a […]

Night at a Living Museum

Unlock a world of wonder and discovery at our Living Museum! Join us on Friday, April 7th from 5:00  to 8:00 pm for an evening of interactive experiences that will immerse you in the world of conservation and the natural world. Experience the zoo like never before, as you explore select animal exhibits at twilight […]

Free

Earth Day BioBlitz Exploration

Embark on a thrilling journey of discovery and join our community of citizen scientists for a guided walk along the River Trail. Using smartphones and iNaturalist, we'll work together to find and document as many species as possible, uncovering the hidden gems of our local environment. Not only will you get to enjoy a peaceful […]

Free

Party for the Planet 2023

Celebrate Earth Day at the zoo! Party for the Planet is North America’s largest Earth Day celebration, with more than 120 zoos and aquariums across the country participating. Explore conservation issues with hands-on activities, information, and demonstrations around the zoo. What can you do to help the planet? Party for the Planet is included in […]

Arbor Day Celebration

National Arbor Day is April 28, marking the 151st anniversary of this tree-tastic holiday! Potter Park Zoo will be celebrating from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with activity and information tables presented by community partners and our fabulous PPZ volunteers. (activities included with admission). Learn about animals that live in the trees, how to identify […]

Zoo Nights #1 (21+)

What: Zoo Nights #1 When: May 11, 2023, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo For our 21+ guests: Zoo Nights is a casual, happy hour-style event that will feature tastes from local restaurants and beverage companies. Take the opportunity to see the zoo after-hours, visit with the animals, and enjoy yard games […]

Mother’s Day – All Moms Enter Free!

What: Mother’s Day Celebration When: May 14, 2023, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Potter Park Zoo. All moms will receive FREE admission Sunday, May 14. We can’t wait to see you here at the zoo!

Free

World Migratory Bird Day 2023

What: World Migratory Bird Day When: June 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo Welcome spring! World Migratory Bird Day celebrates the seasonal migration of millions of birds from their southern wintering grounds back to North America. This year’s theme is “Dim the Lights for Birds at Night”, and focuses on the ways […]

Zoo Nights #2 (21+)

What: Zoo Nights #2 When: June 15, 2023, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Where: Potter Park Zoo For our 21+ guests: Zoo Nights is a casual, happy hour-style event that will feature tastes from local restaurants and beverage companies. Take the opportunity to see the zoo after-hours, visit with the animals, and enjoy yard games […]