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Date

Jul 11 2024

WILDLIFE EXPLORATION DAY | WORLD CHIMP DAY

THURSDAY, JULY 11 | 9AM - 6PM

Members | Free
Non-Members | General Admission 

Our chimpanzees want you to help make this day a chimp-pan-party! Jasmine, Aladdin, Jane, Hercules, and Meg are eagerly waiting to party with you. Catch animal programming, keeper chats and activities throughout the day!

Jasmine, Aladdin, Jane, Hercules & Meg
*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

Rotating Character Meet-and-Greet | 10AM – 3PM
     Jane
     Jasmine
     Aladdin
     Elena
Animal programs throughout the day
Story Time with Circle Theatre | 11AM
Chimpanzee Conservation Stations available to learn more about chimpanzees
Habitat Heroes will be passing out native pollinator friendly plants

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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