Here's a perfect idea for a short family trip this summer - take them to the zoo! Did you know there is a fantastic zoo as close as Lansing? In just a short 40 minutes jaunt, you can share the wonders of animals and nature with the kids at the Potter Park Zoo. The zoo is open year-round. Summer hours are 9a-6p and it is located at 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, near the Red Cedar River in Lansing. For more information or directions call (517) 483-4222, or visit