John Ball Zoo

Sneak A Peek

Join us for a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of the exhibits that visitors see everyday. You and up to 15 other people will join zoo staff for a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the areas listed below to see where the animals spend their time while not on exhibit and learn how much goes into caring for the animals at the zoo.  

Minimum Age: 6 years of age. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
Maximum # per Program: 16 people. One adult cannot be responsible for more than two children 12 and under.
Program Time: 30-45 minutes 
Price: $15 per person. A minimum of 4 people is needed to run these tours. Admission is NOT included.

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 tours are not ADA Accessible. 

Under the Sea Tour 

Learn how we keep an aquarium up and running for the fish, penguins, sharks and marine invertebrates that you see on exhibit. Get the chance to hold a sea star and an urchin in the palm of your hand.  Upgrade one person from your group to get the chance to feed the penguins on exhibit with the Close Encounter Penguin Program!

African Savannah Tour

See where the bongos, warthogs, and hornbills of the African Veldt spend their time when they are not on exhibit and get a sneak peak of the exhibit from the animal's view. 

 

                                              Questions? Call 616-336-4300   or   Email  education@jbzoo.org

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