Play Around at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, MI

For almost 100 years the Potter Park Zoo has given Lansing, MI residents the chance to see animals from all over the world, without having to travel too far from home. And while Potter Park may be smaller than some of the other zoos in Michigan, the care the zoo has put into each exhibit over the years makes Potter Park Zoo something special. From 1915, when the first 58 acres of land that eventually became the zoo were given to the City of Lansing, to now, Potter Park has worked hard to bring a quality experience to every visitor of the zoo. And with the support of the community Potter Park Zoo has big plans for the future.

Mark Your Calendar

The Potter Park Zoo is always looking for inventive ways to make conservation education fun and interesting. This year is no different with a large scale Party for the Planet, a special Mother’s Day celebration, a wine and beer tasting event, a fundraiser fun run, and more.

Party for the Planet

This year celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day at the Potter Park Zoo. With more than 120 zoos and aquariums across the United States participating, this party is the country’s largest Earth Day celebration.

Mother’s Day

The Potter Park Zoo wants to celebrate all the moms in the area with a fun-filled day. Every Ingham County mom will have free entrance to the park on May 10, 2015. Bring your whole family and celebrate that special lady in your life with a unique zoo adventure.

Wine & Stein

What could be better than listening to live music, eating delicious food from local restaurants, and enjoying your favorite wine or beer? Add the Potter Park Zoo and you’ve got yourself a great date night. On May 21, 2015 the zoo will host an afterhours party for people 21 and over that includes beer, wine, music, and hors d’oeuvres. All of the furry residents of Potter Park will be there, and you should be too.

Wild 1-Mile

The annual Wild 1-Mile at Potter Park Zoo returns June 20, 2015. For kids under 12 in the Lansing area, the Potter Park Zoo run is a fun opportunity to race around the zoo and then stick around for snacks and special presentations with the animals.

We provided just a sample of all the fun activities Lansing residents and visitors can be a part of at Potter Park. Check out the Potter Park Zoo website for even more events throughout the year.


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