Date

Sep 14 2024

WILDLIFE EXPLORATION DAY | MONARCH DAY

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 | 9AM - 6PM

Members | Free
Non-Members | General Admission 

We’re turning this into a pollinator party! Partake in the mesmerizing experience of releasing monarch butterflies into the wild to begin their migration journey. Learn all about the role pollinators play in our natural environment and what conservation efforts you can do to help them flourish for years to come. Tinker Bell, Tiana, Peter Pan, and Giselle will be joining the festivities!

Tinker Bell, Tiana, Peter Pan & Giselle
*Please note, character rotations occur throughout the day; due to breaks specific character meetings are not guaranteed. 

Become a Wildlife Explorer! 
Welcome to our Wildlife Exploration Days! Once a month join John Ball Zoo for a unique opportunity to celebrate Earth’s biodiversity and learn how to take action to make a difference. 
When you arrive, grab your Wildlife Explorer Passport. With your passport in hand, make your way to our Exploration Stations where you can learn more about animals, engage with interactive activities, and collect a badge for your passport. Each badge collected is an opportunity to enter to win prizes! Attend all of our Wildlife Exploration Days to complete your passport. 
EVENT DETAILS

Butterfly releases | 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
Rotating Character Meet-and-Greets | 10AM – 3PM
     Mirabel
     Rapunzel
     Tinkerbell
     Fawn
Story Time with Circle Theatre | 11AM
Aerial performance provided by Gemini Circus | 11AM – 2PM
Live band performance provided by Kohns | 4PM – 6PM
Animal activities throughout the day
Face Painting

EVENT PARTNERS

Attending events at John Ball Zoo makes for an unforgettable experience where your money also supports wildlife conservation around the world and right here in West Michigan. 

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