Thank you for a wonderful 2023 season!
Opening March 22, 2024
10% OFF ALL MEMBERSHIPS NOV. 27 – DEC. 20
John Ball Zoo members enjoy unlimited free admission to visit more than 2,000 animals who call the Zoo home. In addition, members receive free or reduced admission to over 150 Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited institutions across North America, discounts and early registration for John Ball Zoo camps, classes, and birthday parties, plus exclusive members-only access to special events.
In the new year, John Ball Zoo members will also receive early access to purchase tickets for our popular Grand Rapids Lantern Festival event running April 10 to June 16, 2024! General admission tickets will be available starting February 5, but members will be able to purchase their discounted tickets beginning January 8!
For over 50 years, John Ball Zoo has taught Michigan’s next generation of environmentalists, explorers and scientists. Educating young people about wildlife and wild places plants the seeds of a life-long passion for nature. Support John Ball Zoo during this season of gratitude and continue the legacy of community impact!
Coming in 2024
April 10 – June 16
Wednesday – Sunday | 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Timed tickets are sold every 30 minutes. Last entry at 10:30 pm.
*Members receive early access to Lantern Festival Tickets starting January 8th.