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Potter Park Zoo, Lansing

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The Zoo encompasses over 20 acres and features more than 500 individual animals representing approximately 160 different species. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participant in its Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs, we are committed to the preservation of endangered animals and are actively developing strategies that will help protect species and preserve their wild habitats. Through education, conservation, research and recreation, Potter Park Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for students and families.

The Potter Park Zoological Society strives to teach each visitor and participant in educational programs what they can do to conserve animals in the natural world – both world wide and in their own backyard. The Society raises funds by managing the membership program, producing family events, grant writing, conducting educational programs, and coordinating fundraising activities. The Potter Park Zoological Society is a private, 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that supports Potter Park Zoo.
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  • I've been coming to this zoo my entire life and it has done nothing but get better and have better facilities. The ONLY reason that it's a 4-star zoo is that if you are a non-resident, it's $14 for... 
    I've been coming to this zoo my entire life and it has done nothing but get better and have better facilities. The ONLY reason that it's a 4-star zoo is that if you are a non-resident, it's $14 for...  more »
  • Great little zoo. Always love stopping here. It was a little too crowded on this trip for my tastes considering we are in the midst of a covid surge. But, always a good way to spend the afternoon... 
    Great little zoo. Always love stopping here. It was a little too crowded on this trip for my tastes considering we are in the midst of a covid surge. But, always a good way to spend the afternoon...  more »
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  • We have been members here for the past decade. I love all of the upgrades that they have done throughout the years. I love that even during the winter the zoo is a fun place to visit. In fact, some of the animals are more active during the colder months! I am looking forward to the ice sculpture safari this upcoming weekend. The newborn twin cotton-top tamarins are adorable, and the otters are always a delight to see.
  • A smaller zoo, but very nice. The animals look happy and well cared for. The people working there are friendly and helpful. My kids and I had an awesome time! Will definitely be visiting again!

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