Upcoming FALCONERS events still have openings!

It’s not too late to register for the November FALCONERS (Families of Autistic Learners CONnecting Empathy, Responsibility and Stewardship) event if you haven’t already, and there is still plenty of space for our December event! Join us as we help the zoo prepare for winter Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.!   We will have a couple of stewardship projects for participants, including making special ornaments and decorating trees that will be on display throughout the holiday season.  We’ll also have hands-on activity stations so we can learn about how animals get ready for winter. Most activities will take place outside, so please dress for the weather. Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided!

Potter Park Zoo is pleased to present a special, sensory-friendly Wonderland of Lights experience for FALCONERS families Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 5-8 p.m., as well as any other families with special needs children (so please pass the word)!  Thousands of lights will create extraordinary animal exhibits and holiday displays. There will be cookies, crafts, and animal encounters to enjoy.  We will also provide a light dinner and hot chocolate for all participants.  Families are also welcome to bring a dessert to share potluck style.

To register, please visit Participants must pre-register to get free admission to the zoo and access to the activities.  Please note that the concession stands and gift shop will be closed during these events.

Questions? Please call the Education Department at 517-342-2713 or Hope to see you at the zoo!