Zoo Day: Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis on Oct. 1

Mark your calendars for Zoo Day on Oct. 1, 2023 at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing

Children, youth, and adults of all ages are invited to a bi-diocesan Zoo Day celebrating the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the saint of animals and creation.

Please join us on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 2-5pm at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing for a visit through the zoo, snacks, and a short prayer service celebrating St. Francis and all the animals we love.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a reusable water bottle.

Unable to join us in Lansing? Celebrate at home or at your local zoo! The linked resource documents include our short prayer service and ideas and resources for planning your own Zoo Day as a family or congregation.

Please click here to register.

This event is offered at no cost for children and youth under 18 years old, subsidized by the Office of Children and Youth Formation. Adults over 18 are $10/person. 

Minors must be accompanied and supervised by a participating adult. 

Please note: the zoo charges $5 for parking. 

The deadline to register is Sept. 29.


October 1, 2023

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Potter Park Zoo
1301 S Pennsylvania Ave
Lansing, MI 48912