The Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, MI is located on 102 acres of land. It is also the oldest public zoo in Michigan. Over 160 different species and over 500 individual creatures make the Potter Park Zoo their residence. The zoo strives to educate visitors while providing them with a fun experience.
The zoo has a variety of mammals, birds, and reptiles. They offer field trips, camps, and other extended learning opportunities. They also hold a variety of special events throughout the year. Come out a read to the animals, have a birthday, or enjoy Boo at the Zoo.
Not only does the Zoo hope to continue to grow within its own walls by updating their exhibits, they want to create educational buildings for conservation and veterinary educational needs. Also, as they continue to educate visitors about their own environment, they also want to educate visitors about places all over the world that are similar to where they live now.
Whether coming out to see the monkeys for the 100th time because the little ones can not get enough, or coming out to enjoy one of the many educational talks, there is something for everyone to see and do at the Potter Park Zoo. Other places to visit while in the area include Hawk Island County Park, Cooley Stadium, R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, and the Lansing Riverwalk Trail.