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529 Day

May 29 is SAVE FOR EDUCATION DAY - a day to think about saving for your child's college education, while ALSO having a wildly fun time at John Ball Zoo! Edward Jones Financial Advisors are helping families do both by hosting 529 Day at the Zoo.

PRINT THIS coupon and admission to the zoo on May 29 is only $5.29!!!

 

Member Night

Member Night

Thursday May 21 5-7pm

Get a peek at Tigers River Habitat
Learn how tigers are being trained to use the Tiger Trail
Discounts and specials in Food and Gifts
Amazing zookeeper talks
Music and More!

Click here to RSVP online
Questions? Please call (616) 336-4312
Must show current membership card for entry

RendeZoo

RZ 2015

It's time to Dive In and make a splash at John Ball Zoo's annual fundraising event RendeZoo 2015

Friday, June 12 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Enjoy the Zoo under a canopy of stars with live music by Funkle Jessie, a strolling supper, cash bar, live and silent auction, and get your first glimpse of our new tiger exhibit: River Realm.
Nowhere else in Grand Rapids can you enjoy a cocktail, a tiger, and the great outdoors except at John Ball Zoo's RendeZoo.

Learn more

Purchase tickets (Only Main event tickets are available online)
(Underwriters’ Pre-Party tickets are limited in quantity; not available to purchase online. Call (616)336-3036)

Animal Sponsorship

By sponsoring an animal, you not only help in the care and feeding our animals at John Ball Zoo, but also support conservation programs near and far. For our animals and those in the wild, their future depends on you!

Animal Sponsorship Program: Animals! Animals!



Media Featuring John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo YouTube channel Check out our videos!
Learn about our Mexican porcupine with Melinda Robinett, Education Program Manger.
"Training Their Dragons", by Central Michigan film student Sonya Petrakovitz.
"Lion enrichment", 2009 Zoo Goes Boo.
"An Inside Look at John Ball Zoo" with Brenda Stringer, Institutional Advancement Director.
Video 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.
Black footed kittens - small but mighty.
John Ball Zoo. Enjoy photos of other visitors on Flickr.