Zoo in Lansing


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  • Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
    Rick the Reptile Guy, the resident reptile connoisseur of Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, guides visitors through interactive reptile shows followed by tractor rides through the rest of the park’s sweeping expanse. During each private 45-minute reptile show, guests can pet and cavort with slithering wonders such as giant pythons, boa constrictors, and bodybuilding earthworms. Giant turtles and life forms of the crocodilian variety also preen for audiences. Outside the boundaries of the cold-blooded extravaganza, visitors can relax on a tractor ride through 80 acres of exotic creatures such as zebras, monkeys, and parrots that have retired from their careers as extremely blunt telemarketers. Groupon customers can bring additional guests to their private reptile show for an additional fee of $8 per person (the cost of park admission).
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    8313 Pratt Lake Avenue Southeast
    Alto, MI US
  • Detroit Zoo
    Visitors can take a trip around the world with the Detroit Zoo's 125 acres of exhibits featuring everything from Japanese macaque snow monkeys to kaleidoscopes of butterflies. Some exhibits bring guests into direct contact with the collection of more than 2,600 animals, including the giraffe encounter, where guests can feed the animals. Conversely, the zoo's 4-D theater takes the animal experience into the realm of cinema, blending 3-D wildlife films with in-theater special effects for a more immersive experience. Still, the zoo continues to push forward with new innovations?not by teaching its birds to blog, but by opening a pair of new habitats in 2015. The first is a new, two-acre wolf sanctuary that features meadows, dens, and rock outcroppings that mirror wolves' natural environment. The other impending expansion, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, will house the zoo's rockhopper, Gentoo, macaroni, and king penguins in a spacious iceberg-shaped building with a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep swimming area where visitors can observe the birds underwater.
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    8450 West 10 Mile Road
    Royal Oak, MI US
  • Woldumar Nature Center
    Woldumar Nature Center greets visitors with a coterie of trees, flowers, and grasses that populate 178 acres of diverse environs representing the region's larger ecosystem. Visitors explore the center's trails spanning 5 miles of lush scenery, which treats them to a prairie of wildflowers waving their vivid heads in the breeze, the Grand River flowing throughout 1.25 miles, and a hardwood forest that casts cool shade in the shadows of beech and maple trees. Deer peacefully forage in the apple orchard, and a butterfly garden hosts a feast for the gentle winged insects. The herb garden showcases common household herbs such as rosemary alongside oft-forgotten useful plants such as calendula, which pinky swears it goes well in potato soup. The nature center's knowledgeable staff lead educational programs year-round that fill brains with experiences in geocaching, exploring the Grand River, and watching live owl presentations.
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    5739 Old Lansing Rd
    Lansing, MI US
  • Potter Park Zoo
    During their annual Big Zoo Party, Potter Park Zoo’s team rolls out the red carpet in support of conservation and educational programs with fine food and drink, local music, and dazzling entertainment amid the zoo’s exotic animal habitats. Don snazzy duds and hit the red carpet as photographers snap pictures and offer an excuse to start a flash-strobe dance party. One hundred sixty species of animals, including blushing red pandas, cooler-than-thou snow leopards, and mischievous tamarin monkeys, strut their stuff in elaborate habitats as guests enjoy glasses of fine wine or Michigan microbrews from Short's Brewing Company. Sample fine food from local restaurants, including Mitchell's Fish Market, Enso, and munchables by chef Jesse Hahn of Lansing’s own Trailer Park'd. Entertainers dazzle animals and humans alike on the brightly lit grounds. Check out the blazing dance antics of the Detroit Fire Guild as they inspire oohs and aahs from humans and jealous comparisons to dragon ancestors from crocodiles. LED and laser lighting and performance art enliven a live and silent auction, spotlighting guests bidding on donated notions and experiences.
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    1301 S Pennsylvania Ave
    Lansing, MI US
  • The Dahlem Conservency
    Encompassing an Environmental Education Center and roughly 300 acres of lush gardens, forests, marshes, and other terrain, the Dahlem Conservancy is one of the largest classrooms around. The nonprofit organization welcomes visitors of all ages to explore this wild and vibrant landscape through year-round, hands-on programs that range from children's summer adventure day camps to gardening and beekeeping lessons. The protected area also features unusual outdoor learning areas and 5 miles of hiking trails, while the center contains live animal exhibits and a nature gift shop.
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    7117 South Jackson Road
    Jackson, MI US
  • Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
    Established by cereal tycoon (and environmentalist) W.K. Kellogg in 1927 as a haven for the Canada goose, the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary sits at the intersection of three major migration routes. What began as a home for natural wildlife, journeying waterfowl, and other birds and beasts, has grown to be a world-renowned center known for its contributions to ecological science and evolutionary biology. However, the sanctuary is still a home for birds?lots of them. Amidst the lush scenery on the banks of Lake Wintergreen, visitors can spy hundreds of waterfowl, including trumpeter swans. And a birds-of-prey enclosure houses a bald eagle, an eastern screech owl, and other slightly fearsome fliers.
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    12685 East C Avenue
    Augusta, MI US

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