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Fall Zoo-tacular

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Reserve your arrival time for Fall Zootacular. Admission fees will be charged at the gate if you are not a deluxe or premium member.

About this event

Please reserve a time for your group to enter and enjoy the zoo during Fall Zootacular Weekends. Admission fees will be charged at the gate if you are not a Premium or Deluxe Zoo Member. Admission Rates for this event are listed in the event description below. Entry is being scheduled in 30 minute increments, but there will be walk ups available at the gate. Thank you for helping us keep the zoo a safe place for all!

This year Potter Park Zoo is celebrating fall in a whole new way! Put on your best Halloween costumes and celebrate with the whole family at Potter Park Zoo!

  • Join family and friends for a stroll through the zoo and enjoy the beautiful autumn colors and fall décor. See your favorite animals while in costume.
  • Community partners and candy stations will be set up through out the zoo. Be sure to get some goodies!
  • Please note: There may be some ticketed activities, for an additional fee. These activities will be weather and staffing dependent and may not always be available.

Event Details

Join us for Fall Zootacular from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on three different weekends!

October 9 & 10

October 16 & 17

October 23 & 24

Admission & Reserving Your Arrival Time

Reserving your arrival time online, including Premium & Deluxe Members, is highly recommended. Online reservations will be no cost and all guests will pay at the admissions gate. Please bring a confirmation of your arrival time to the admissions gate (digital copies on your phone are great!)

Admission Rates for Special Event (Charged at the Gate)

Ingham County Resident Adult – $7.00

Non-Resident Adult – $13.00

Ingham County Resident Senior (60+) – $5.00

Non-Resident Senior – $11.00

All Children (ages 3-12) – $5.00

All Children Under 3 – FREE

Deluxe & Premium Members – FREE

Become a member or upgrade your membership today for free admission to this event!

Please note: reciprocal zoo/aquarium member discounts do not apply to special fundraising events such Fall Zootacular, Boo at the Zoo or Wonderland of Lights.

Guidelines for Visiting the Zoo

Masks are required when indoors. Membership sales, and the AniMall Gift Shop are located in an indoor area where masks are required. If you do not bring your mask with you, you will be asked to purchase one at admissions. Thank you for helping to keep the zoo a safe place for everyone!

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Organizer Potter Park Zoo

Organizer of Fall Zoo-tacular

Nearly 500 animals call Potter Park Zoo home, including critically endangered black rhinos, Amur tigers, and endangered red pandas, Massasauga rattlesnake and snow leopard. The zoo is located in Lansing, Michigan and is open 364 days a year. 

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. For more information, visit

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