BEHIND THE SCENES
Sneak A Peek
Have you ever wanted to feed a bear or penguin or see a chimp training session? How about holding an owl or a snake? Join our keepers for one of these unique experiences listed below.
Prices and requirements vary per program. Admission is included in price.
Advance registration is required. Footwear that fully encloses the foot is required – no sandals, flip-flops, or similar footwear. No photos can be taken behind the scenes. Sorry, these encounters are not ADA accessible.
Many experiences are available year-round- time and date restrictions apply. Please call (616) 336-4302 for available dates.
COVID-19 Guidelines: John Ball Zoo may require participants to wear a mask and/or wear gloves during certain experiences.
All encounters are subject to availability and animal consideration.