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Pelican Feeding

  • Dates:  June 7, 2019 - October 31, 2019
  • Next Occurrence Oct 21, 2019
  • Recurring daily
  • Times:  Starts at 11:00 AM
  • Location:  John Ball Zoo
    1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Category:  Children's Activities
  • Maximum Group Number:   2
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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 NOT included in price. 

Advance Registration 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.

Limited availability. Time and date restrictions apply. Please call (616) 336-4300 for available dates.            

Who doesn't like large bills?! Pelicans have some of the largest around. Help the zookeepers and get a bird's eye view of the habitat while you feed our American White Pelicans. This encounter can be booked at the gate. Check with the admissions booth no later than 10:30 am to see if it is still available.

              Price:  $50 for up to 2 people
              Minimum age:  6 years old (children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
              Availability: 11:00 am daily     

Pelican Feeding
  • Times:  Starts at 11:00 AM
  • June 7, 2019 to October 31, 2019
  • John Ball Zoo
  • Recurring daily