Potawatomi Zoo to unveil $37 million expansion plan on Thursday


By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

After more than a year of gathering input from staff and visitors and monitoring national trends, the Potawatomi Zoo is ready to announce its $37 million expansion plan.

The “Master Plan“ will be announced during a press conference at the zoo Thursday morning, July 9.

The plan will guide development at the zoo for the next 15 to 20 years and includes updates to current exhibits as well as brand new exhibits and attractions, according to a news release from the zoo.

There are also plans for new interactive experiences, expanded food and gift options and an increased focus on animal conservation and breeding.

“This plan will get guests closer to the animals and engage them in their visit in a whole new way through play, learning, and interaction,” Marcy Dean, executive director of the Potawatomi Zoo, said in a statement.

The press conference begins at 9 a.m. Follow @953MNC on Twitter for live updates from the press conference.