John Ball Zoo



Saturday, May 6th 2017 - 10:00 am t​o 3:00 pm

PARTY FOR THE PLANET is a celebration of conservation, recycling, and our natural world in honor of Earth Day! The event will be held the Zoo from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 6th, and will involve many green-minded organizations! Join us for this event that focuses on the way that local organizations are enabling positive methodologies in the conservation.


Animals that are threatened or endangered will be showcased with ideas on what you can do to help save these valuable species right here in Grand Rapids. Zookeepers will be doing presentations on the conservation field work they are conducting at our local zoo with talks focused on Piping Plovers, Massasauga, Kirtland’s Warbler, Wood turtles and the migratory Monarch butterflies. Click here to learn more about conservation efforts at the Zoo and how you can get involved!


This event is a national celebration held at Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ (AZA) accredited zoos and aquariums. The Zoo's mission is to inspire our community to be actively engaged in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. "We know that our visitors already love animals and have an interest in taking action to help protect our collective future,” Peter D’Arienzo, Chief Executive Officer “We hope Party for the Planet inspires our guests to take the first step.”

Admission to the Zoo which includes this event is $10 for adults, $8 for children 2-13 and children under 2 are free.

Thank you to our Party for the Planet Sponsors!