Located within Lansing's Potter Park, Potter Park Zoo is home to over 160 species of amazing animals from ALL over the world. Here, kids can come face to face with their favourites from Africa, South America, Asia - and you don't even need to leave Michigan!
Potter Park Zoo is also home to many creatures that are threatened or endangered, including Amur tigers, red pandas, snow leopards, and bongos, so the learning experience that kids will have here is invaluable. Not only will they learn about the animals habits and habitats, but they will also learn why we should be caring for our creatures - amazing!
Interested in learning more about the animals you'll meet during your trip to the zoo? Let's go!
How about coming face to face with the majestic lion, or see the grand Alaskan moose? Can you spot the Arctic Fox? Perhaps if you look closely! There are adorable barn Owls, impressive Black Rhinos, and cheeky meerkats!
Kids - have you ever heard of a Mandrill before? Potter Park Zoo is where you can find out exactly what this creature is! From scaley reptiles to colorful birds, the kids will really have a WILD day out at the zoo!
They also have a host of fun seasonal activities the kids will love, such as pony rides, fun bungee jumps, and farmyard adventures
An animal-tastic adventure in Michigan, and all they are waiting for now is YOU!
$11 non-resident / $8 resident
$4 (ages 3-12)
November to March: All adults $3 and kids $2
Why not get membership! There are great family and individual membership deals, and you get some great benefits too!
Check the daily schedule when you arrive so you can plan your day around the activities, including Keeper Talks!
They have concessions throughout the zoo for you to grab some tasty snacks and meals!
Healthy Eating There are picnic tables throughout the park if you want to enjoy your own foods
They have classes, educational programs, camps and more that are perfect for students!
Take that pocket money because there is indeed the gift shop where you can pick up great animal-related items, gifts, toys, books and more!
They offer wheelchairs for rent at no cost
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They have strollers for rent on site, and they have baby changing stations across the zoo
Times vary across the year so check online, but often 9am open, then 4pm - 8pm close.
Open every day of the year except for December 25th.
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