John Ball Zoo


Zoo Goes Boo

October 20th, 21st, 22rd
October 27th, 28th, and 29th 10 AM - 3 PM

Join us for six days of trick-or-treating, costumes, entertainment, cool decorations and games & fun! (oh, and did we mention the animals getting treats too?)

$3.00/person for members - Not a member? Join now!
1 years old and under are free

Tickets are purchased at the gate!
Wear your costume - we provide the treats!
Zoo Goes Boo is a children's event. We ask that adults in costume dress appropriately.


Monster Mash

October 19th, 5 PM - 7:30 PM
1 years old and under are free

Our annual Members' exclusive Halloween event! Come meet heros: JBZ Vet staff, GR Police, GR Fire Department, Jake the Fire Dog, Nurses, and Super Heros! Be the first to enjoy our Halloween festivities that includes a drumming circle, larger than life size bird marionette puppet, juggler, and hula hoop entertainer! Don't miss the photo booth! 

Click here to buy your tickets today before they sell out!


Thank you to all of our sponsors of Zoo Goes Boo!

Biggby Coffee

Black Metal Apparel

Craig's Cruiser Family Fun Center

Family Friends Veterinary Hospital

Grand Rapids Kids

Limited Chiropractice

Maximized Living


Mr. Rooters Plumbing of Grand Rapids

Out of Hand Graphics

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

Whitecaps Community Foundation

Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities at the Zoo.