Coming to the The Zoo?
There is still plenty to see and do at the Zoo in the Fall. Most of the animals including lions, tigers, and bears remain available. The Funicular remains open. However, some of our seasonal experiences and exhibits begin to close down as cooler temperatures kick in and summer staff returns to school. For example, our wallabies and camels have returned to their winter home in a warmer climate. We're offering our zipline and ropes course experiences on weekends only! Stingrays and Budgies are weather depending. Still...there are lots of animals to see and enjoy! So come and visit soon.
The Forever Fund, established December 2013, celebrates the past accomplishment of the John Ball Zoo Society as it supported John Ball Zoo for over 60 years AND plants the seed for the Zoo's continued greatness. The Forever Fund is dedicated to funding the Zoo's greatest needs and making the greatest impact. No gift is too large or too small. Memorial and commemorative gifts are welcome. Learn more here
Donate online - it's easy
Media Featuring John Ball Zoo
Membership TV Ad.
"Training Their Dragons", by Central Michigan film student Sonya Petrakovitz.
Winter Journal Archive
"Walk Through Wednesdays", winter
'09-'10 video clips.
2009 Zoo Goes Boo.
Inside Look at John Ball Zoo" with Brenda Stringer, Executive Director,
John Ball Zoo Society.
tour of John Ball Zoo, featuring then Zoo Director Bert Vescolani and
produced by Grand Rapids Press.
Chimp Clip, produced
by Grand Rapids Community Media Center.
kittens - small but mighty.
Flickr has a John
Ball Zoo Group Pool. Enjoy photos of other visitors.