The Forever Fund, established December 2013, celebrates the past accomplishment of the John Ball Zoo Society as it supported John Ball Zoo for over 60 years AND plants the seed for the Zoo's continued greatness. The Forever Fund is dedicated to funding the Zoo's greatest needs and making the greatest impact. No gift is too large or too small. Become a founding member of the Forever Fund donor family by making a gift before 12/31/13. Memorial and commemorative gifts are welcome. Learn more here
Donate online - it's easy
Adopt a tiger for that animal lover! Funds go to conservation! Click here...
Give the gift of memories! Gift membership gives families UNLIMITED FREE admission for a year! Click here...
Gifts of the Wild is still open!!
We are open through December 20th, so come see us for your holiday shopping!
10AM – 4PM
(Thursday hours are 10AM – 2:30PM)
We will be closed on Thursday 11/28 and Friday 11/29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Gift consulting? Need it shipped?
Christmas sale - in conjunction with Christmas for the Animals. Click here for more information
Zoo Blog - New Posts!
Coming this week (11/27/13)
Scuba Diving at John Ball Zoo
By Zookeeper Jaime Racalla
Celebrating 20,000 Blog Views - subscriber contest
Brenda Stringer, Executive Director of the Zoo Society
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Media Featuring John Ball Zoo
Membership TV Ad.
"Training Their Dragons", by Central Michigan film student Sonya Petrakovitz.
Winter Journal Archive
"Walk Through Wednesdays", winter
'09-'10 video clips.
2009 Zoo Goes Boo.
Inside Look at John Ball Zoo" with Brenda Stringer, Executive Director,
John Ball Zoo Society.
tour of John Ball Zoo, featuring then Zoo Director Bert Vescolani and
produced by Grand Rapids Press.
Chimp Clip, produced
by Grand Rapids Community Media Center.
kittens - small but mighty.
Flickr has a John
Ball Zoo Group Pool. Enjoy photos of other visitors.