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Potter Park Zoo

1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: (517) 483-4222
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FALCONERS (Families of Alternative Learners Connecting Empathy, Responsibility and Stewardship) is a program which gives children with autism and their entire families opportunities to have engaging and meaningful experiences in a safe, welcoming and inclusive setting at Potter Park Zoo (PPZ). Thematic FALCONERS events are held each month throughout the year and feature three hours of fun, educational and interactive activities with elements and options for all age and cognitive levels, are appropriate for guests no matter where they fall on the autism spectrum, and these activities are also designed to engage siblings and other family members in the fun and learning. https://potterparkzoo.org/falconers
Call (517) 342-2713 for more information.

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General
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
    • MC, V
  • Banquet/Meeting Facilities:
  • Handicapped Access/ADA Compliant:
  • Reservations Accepted:
  • Directions: FROM NORTH: 127 South to 496 West. Take 496 West to Pennsylvania Ave./Larch St./Cedar St. (Exit 7). Turn left (south) on Pennsylvania Avenue. Go approximately 1/2 mile. Park is on the lefthand side (east) immediately after going under the railroad overpass. FROM EAST: 96 West to 127 North (Exit 106B). Take 127 North to 496 West. Take 496 West to Pennsylvania Ave./Larch St./.Cedar St. (Exit 7). Turn left (south) on Pennsylvania Avenue. Go approximately 1/2 mile. Park is on the lefthand side (east) immediately after going under the railroad overpass. FROM SOUTH: 127 North to 496 West. Take 496 West to Pennsylvania Ave./Larch St./Cedar St. (Exit 7). Turn left (south) on Pennsylvania Avenue. Go approximately 1/2 mile. Park is on the lefthand side (east) immediately after going under the railroad overpass. FROM WEST: 96 East to 496/Downtown Lansing (Exit 95). Take 496 East to Cedar St./Larch St./.Pennsylvania Ave. (Exit 7). Turn right (south) on Pennsylvania Avenue. Go approximately 1/2 mile. Park is on the lefthand side (east) immediately after going under the railroad overpass.
  • Hours of Operation: Open daily Apr.–Labor Day 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Labor Day - Oct. 31 weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,weekends 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov.–Mar. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Attractions
  • Admission Price: Summer admission: Resident adults $6, non-resident adults $11, resident seniors $5, non-resident senior $10, ages 3–12 $4, ages 2 and under free. Resident parking $3, non-resident parking $5. Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m.- noon for free. Winter admission: Adults $2, ages 3-12 $1, ages 2 and under free. (Special event admission prices may vary.)
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Facility Info
  • Description Virtually unlimited space inside the Zoo grounds; both indoor and outdoor spaces available
  • Number of Rooms 10