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John Ball Zoo

  • 1300 W. Fulton St.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • (616) 336-4301

Family Fun

Just one mile from downtown Grand Rapids, this classic urban zoo features 2,000+ animals, a petting zoo, aquarium, zip line, ropes course and much more.

Knowledge Chaser

Just one mile from downtown Grand Rapids, this classic urban zoo features 2,000+ animals, a petting zoo, aquarium, zip line, ropes course and much more.

Local Gems

Just one mile from downtown Grand Rapids, this classic urban zoo features 2,000+ animals, a petting zoo, aquarium, zip line, ropes course and much more.

Outdoor Explorer

Just one mile from downtown Grand Rapids, this classic urban zoo features 2,000+ animals, a petting zoo, aquarium, zip line, ropes course and much more.

Eco Friendly

More than 2,000 animals in naturalized environments help advance public education on the need for wildlife conservation and preservation.

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Over 2,000 animals and more animal touching exhibits than any other zoo in Michigan; tigers, stingrays & sharks, 2 petting corrals, wallabies, camels and budgies. Chimpanzees - lions - grizzly bear - otters - snow leopards - Komodo dragon - and many large and small primates. Indoor and outdoor viewing. Full concessions and gift shop. Featuring 300-foot ZIPline, 4-story Ropes Adventure Course, Swan Boats and a Funicular (tram) that leads to a state-of-the-art treehouse.

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  • Minutes to Airport: 15
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  • Park Type: City
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  • Exhibits Space Yes
  • Largest Room 3000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 5500
  • Reception Capacity 300
  • Theatre Capacity 400
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 250
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 2
  • Conference Capacity 250
  • Banquet Capacity 300
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Booths 25
  • Classroom Capacity 150
BISSELL Tree House
  • Theater Capacity: 220
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Ballroom
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 80
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 250

Twilight Sensory Safari Tour

  • John Ball Zoological Garden, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 336-4301
  • Price Per Person: $9
  • Date: Oct 7, 2016
  • Oct 21, 2016
  • Guided Tour: Yes
  • Walking Tour: Yes
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Zip Line at John Ball Zoo

  • John Ball Zoological Garden, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Price Per Person: $10
  • Date: Jun 21, 2016
  • Oct 21, 2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Guided Tour: Yes

Sky Trail Ropes Course at John Ball Zoo

  • John Ball Zoological Garden, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 336-2017
  • Price Per Person: $7
  • Date: Jun 21, 2016
  • Oct 21, 2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Self-Guided Tour: Yes

Camel Rides at John Ball Zoo

  • John Ball Zoological Garden, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Price Per Person: $6
  • Date: Jun 21, 2016
  • Oct 21, 2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Guided Tour: Yes
Mar 13 - Nov 12, 2016

John Ball Zoo Culture Pass Offer

  • Price:  Included when you show your 2016 Culture Pass
  • Buy an adult and child admission and receive 2nd child admission FREE.
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