Interactive Experiences

Breakfast With The Beasts

Discover what happens behind the scenes. Start your day with a continental breakfast on the Asian Gazebo overlooking the Koi Pond. Hear stories about the zoo and ask questions about your animals friends from the keeper staff who care for the animals. After breakfast you will go behind the scenes and see how the animals live. You will even get the chance to interact and feed snacks to a few of Potawatomi Zoo’s residents. The last stop is a private tour of our veterinary hospital. Animal feedings vary. 

Breakfasts take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Groups must consist of a minimum of four people and are limited to eight people. An adult must accompany all children. "Breakfast with the Beasts" is offered March through October. Breakfast with the Beasts is $100.00 per person, $75.00 per person for Potawatomi Zoological Society members. We must have two weeks advance notice to schedule a Breakfast with the Beasts.

Breakfast With The Butterflies

As the morning sun warms the Butterfly Garden, hundreds of tropical butterflies begin their daily activities. Come start your day with the butterflies. Meet a butterfly keeper who will share the secrets of butterfly watching in the garden and in the wild while you enjoy a continental breakfast. After breakfast you will go behind the scenes to learn about the butterfly farms in Costa Rica and El Salvador that raise our butterflies, as well as how the butterflies get to us. You will even have a chance to prepare chrysalises for display and release new butterflies in the Garden, just like our zookeepers. You will also learn about the Zoo's conservation projects for our own Michigan Butterflies and how you can help attract and protect the butterflies in your own backyard or neighborhood. The morning will "flutter" by, but the memories will last forever. 

Breakfasts take place from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Groups must consist of a minimum of four people and are limited to eight people. An adult must accompany children under age fifteen. "Breakfast with the Butterflies" is offered Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Breakfast with the Butterflies is $75.00 per person, $50.00 for Potawatomi Zoological Society members. We must have two weeks advance notice to schedule a Breakfast with the Butterflies.

For more information, or to schedule one of these fantastic tours please contact the Potawatomi Zoological Society office at 574-288-4639.