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Potter Park Zoo

1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: (517) 483-4222
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The beautifully landscaped 100-acre park, gardens and zoo are situated in an old oak forest along the Red Cedar River. Located in the heart of the Capital City, Potter Park Zoo exhibits more than 400 animals from around the world. A zoo for all seasons, Potter Park is open all year. The Exploration and Discovery Center for Education provides classes and hands-on learning as well as a Safari Room available to rent for parties, meetings and receptions. The park surrounds the zoo, offering picnicking, exercise area and a playground. Camel and pony rides, a petting zoo, food concessions and a unique Zoovenir Gift Shop are open seasonally.

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  • Credit Cards Accepted:
    • MC, V
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  • 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.
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  • 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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