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Opening Day at the Zoos

Opening Day at the Zoos

April 01, 2024

Opening day at Washington Park Zoo  is April 1 and Potawatomi Zoo opens March 29.

The Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City features over 90 different species of animals native to Australia, Africa, Asia, North America and South America.  The Zoo started as a sanctuary and continues to welcome wildlife in need.  Many of the animals who call the Zoo home have been pets that proved to be too wild or were confiscated as illegal and others have suffered injuries that would make life in the wild impossible.

Come see the progress on the new bear exhibit and  lodge cafe as well as the giraffes that have become more comfortable roaming their exhibit in the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend. It’s Indiana’s first zoo and home to more than 400 animals.


Event Location:

Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City, and Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend




Michigan City & LaPorte, Northern Indiana