Zoo in Your Neighborhood

Zoo Passes

Zoo passes can be used at Boo at the Zoo and Wonderland of Lights events.

A limited number of zoo family passes will be provided to each community partner location. The passes can be “checked out” for a short time (one week) to visit the zoo with no admission or parking charge, then returned to the community partner location so another family can enjoy the zoo! Contact one of our community partners below to inquire about zoo pass availability. Not valid for education programs or adult only events.

Zoo passes cannot be used at other zoos and are only valid at Potter Park Zoo. If you would like to buy a zoo MEMBERSHIP please click here.

Learn where to find a pass from the list of  Community Partners below.

Visit our ZIYN Pass FAQ for more info on visiting the zoo with a zoo pass.

Zoo in Your Neighborhood Programming

Programs with our ZIYN community partners are listed below and run May – September.

We have two different programs: Themed Presentations and Wild Tales! Each description will offer you insight into what will be the main focus of the program. Our Themed Presentations offer an educational experience through pelts and artifacts. Our Wild Tales program focuses on animal-themed story time’s with the use of pelts and artifacts as well.
Please note: We currently do not offer additional programming to outside organizations. We are also at capacity for ZIYN community partnerships at this time. Thank you.


In 2019, “Zoo in Your Neighborhood” was nationally recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) by winning top honors for the Angela Peterson Excellence in Diversity Award. Learn more about winning this prestigious award by reading our blog: https://potterparkzoo.org/potter-park-zoo-wins-national-diversity-award/

If you have any questions about Zoo in Your Neighborhood please contact the Community Engagement & Inclusion Specialist, Mariah Martinez, at 517-342-2751.

Upcoming Zoo in Your Neighborhood Programs

Please find the location of the following programs on the side bar (computer) or at the end of this page (on mobile).

Our outreach programming through ZIYN is done for the year, see you in 2024!