Potter Park Zoo, Lansing

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  • I love Potter Park for its location along the river trail, but the exhibits themselves leave a little to be desired. The animal houses in particular are a bit dated and sad, with fake plants in the bi...  more »
  • Went here with my mom in August and came back to volunteer in October. Great programs for kids (including petting zoo and trampoline experience); seasonal events for all ages. The price is right and p...  more »
  • We had a great time walking around the Zoo surrounded by animals & beautiful Christmas lights! They had an area for children to decorate cookies & work on crafts! Well done!  more »
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  • They had a great Christmas light display, nice signage for the animals (it was night, so wasn't able to get a great "feel" for the entire park). Nice size for the price, neat array of species. Overall a fun park to visit if you're in the area. Would be perfect for an afternoon excursion!
  • The Christmas lights show was nice, but I remember it being more fun as a kid. Santa was there and Mrs Clause was nice enough to take a photo with my cell phone instead of trying to sell me a picture for a fortune, so that was nice. Very limited in the animals that you can see (as it is dark and many are inside), but non the less it was a good time and inexpensive. $6 or $7 for adults and $5 or $6 for kids.
  • We have lived in Lansing for over 30 years, and are sad that the Potter Park Zoo Christmas Lights are getting poorer and poorer every year. When we used to take our young children to this event years ago, the light show was wonderful! Now they are depending on businesses to put up their own small trees and put lights on them. The zoo itself hasn't done much to keep lights up themselves. They say they don't have enough money, but the new Projection Lights are INEXPENSIVE and easy to put up. There are designs of snowflakes and other designs to light up the many fence walls. Very sad. We will not be returning in the future for this event.
  • It's a small, charming, and has a ton of animals to look at. Right now (Nov - March) It's 3 bucks per person. You get the winter experience at the zoo. Make sure to bundle up and bring a thermos of hot tea, because the critters won't share any heat with you!
  • This zoo is the perfect size. I took my toddler here for a few hours and he absolutely loved it. From the free-range peacocks to the lion he is still talking about weeks later, it's a great place for little ones.There are enough animals to stay interested, but not so many that you feel obligated to stay here for a 6 hour zoo marathon. The exhibits are also pretty close together as well, which my legs were grateful for. The animals seemed happy, but the habitats seem pretty dated.

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