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April 2024

GRAND RAPIDS LANTERN FESTIVAL

Presented By Advanced tickets are required. Walkup tickets are not available on Sold Out nights.   APRIL 10 – JUNE 16TUESDAY – SUNDAY | 7:30PM – 11:30PM  *Members receive early access to Lantern Festival tickets. Member ticket access starts January 8. General Admission tickets open February 5. Timed tickets sold every 30 minutes. Last entry […]
10 Apr - 16 Jun
John Ball Zoo
June 2024

RENDEZOO 2024

JOIN THE WILDEST PARTY IN TOWN! Taking place on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 6 PM, this unforgettable night promises to be filled with exciting entertainment, delicious food and drinks, and a vibrant experience – most importantly, all in support saving wildlife and wild places at John Ball Zoo!    Stroll through beautifully lit pathways, […]
14 Jun
John Ball Zoo

BREAKFAST WITH THE ANIMALS | JUNE 19

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 | 7:30AM – 9AM Tickets coming soon Start your morning on the wild side! Enjoy sunrise breakfast on the South American Boardwalk, followed by a guided tour to two animal exhibits of your choosing. Either choice will make for a fun way to start the day. This breakfast is a summer series. […]
19 Jun
John Ball Zoo

WILDLIFE EXPLORATION DAY | WORLD OCEAN DAY

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 | 9AM – 5PM get your tickets MAP COMING SOON Members | FreeNon-Members | General Admission Swim on by, the beach is coming to the Zoo! Join your favorite ocean adventurers Ariel, Moana, Pocahontas and even Captain Jack Sparrow, as they aid us in learning about the water and the many animals that […]
20 Jun
John Ball Zoo

ROCK, ROAR & POUR | PROJECT 90

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 | 6PM – 9PM get your tickets Rock, Roar and Pour is back by popular demand! Spend your summer nights at John Ball Zoo’s 21 and up concert series featuring Project 90. Live up the 90’s neon theme with street performers, food trucks, and specialty drinks; all while strolling through animal habitats […]
27 Jun
John Ball Zoo
July 2024

BREAKFAST WITH THE ANIMALS | JULY 10

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 | 7:30AM – 9AM get your tickets Start your morning on the wild side! Enjoy sunrise breakfast on the South American Boardwalk, followed by a guided tour to two animal exhibits of your choosing. Either choice will make for a fun way to start the day. This breakfast is a summer series. […]
10 Jul
John Ball Zoo

WILDLIFE EXPLORATION DAY | WORLD CHIMP DAY

THURSDAY, JULY 11 | 9AM – 6PM get your tickets map coming soon Members | FreeNon-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, […]
11 Jul
John Ball Zoo

DINO ADVENTURES

JULY 15 – NOVEMBER 10 INCLUDED WITH DAILY ZOO ADMISSION  Something BIG is coming to John Ball Zoo! That roar you hear in the distance may sound a little different than the lion or tiger you normally hear during your visit. It’s a dinosaur! Over 20 life-size replica robotic dinosaurs are trampling into the Zoo. […]
15 Jul - 10 Nov
John Ball Zoo

BREAKFAST WITH THE ANIMALS | JULY 17

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 | 7:30AM – 9AM get your tickets Start your morning on the wild side! Enjoy sunrise breakfast on the South American Boardwalk, followed by a guided tour to two animal exhibits of your choosing. Either choice will make for a fun way to start the day. This breakfast is a summer series. […]
17 Jul
John Ball Zoo

PINK FLAMINGO DAY

FRIDAY, JULY 19 | 9AM – 6PM get your tickets map coming soon Members | FreeNon-Members | General Admission  It’s a pink out! Flamingle on over to John Ball Zoo for an exciting day that embraces all things pink. Learn about these iconic birds through keeper chats and activities. Your favorite pink characters couldn’t miss […]
19 Jul
John Ball Zoo

ROCK, ROAR & POUR | CABILDO

TUESDAY, JULY 25 | 6PM – 9PM get your tickets Rock, Roar and Pour is back by popular demand! Spend your summer nights at John Ball Zoo’s 21 and up concert series featuring Cabildo. Embrace those Latin vibes with themed entertainment, food trucks, and specialty drinks; all while strolling through animal habitats with no kids! […]
25 Jul
John Ball Zoo

BREAKFAST WITH THE ANIMALS | JULY 31

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 | 7:30AM – 9AM get your tickets Start your morning on the wild side! Enjoy sunrise breakfast on the South American Boardwalk, followed by a guided tour to two animal exhibits of your choosing. Either choice will make for a fun way to start the day. This breakfast is a summer series. […]
31 Jul
John Ball Zoo
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