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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.

Outdoor Explorer

Just one mile from downtown Grand Rapids, this zoo includes a hilltop tree house and large picnic area in addition to 2,000+ animals and various rides/activities.

Local Gems

One of the nation’s oldest urban zoos, just one mile from downtown, features 2,000+ animals, a petting zoo, aquarium, zip line, ropes course and much more.

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Just steps away from John Ball Zoo, John Ball Park includes picnic areas, playgrounds, biking, hiking/walking, access point for Kent Trails, and duck pond. Picnic area reservations can be done online www.jbzoo.org.

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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
Jun 10, 2016

Rendezoo

  • Times:  See website for times.
  • Location:  John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-336-4300
  • Category:  Fundraisers
Jun 11, 2016

Summer Stroll for Epilepsy

  • Times:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location:  John Ball Zoological Garden, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (800) 377-6226
  • Category:  Fundraisers
  • Admission:  Pre-Registration Fee for Adults (Age 12+) $25, Pre-Registration Fee for Children (Ages 3-11) $15, Toddlers (Ages 2 and under) Free, Late registration fee is an additional $10
May 7, 2016

PARTY FOR THE PLANET

  • Times:  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Host:   John Ball Zoo
  • Location:  John Ball Zoological Garden, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 336-4300
  • Category:  Children's Activities
  • Admission:  $8 for adults; $6 for children
Aug 5, 2016

WGVU Kids Day at the Zoo

  • Times:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Host:   John Ball Zoo
  • Location:  John Ball Zoological Garden, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 336-4300
  • Category:  Children's Activities
  • Admission:  $4 for everyone
Sep 10, 2016

MONARCH DAY

  • Times:  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Host:   John Ball Zoo
  • Location:  John Ball Zoological Garden, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616) 336-4300
  • Category:  Children's Activities
  • Admission:  $10 for adults; $8 for children
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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