John Ball Zoo

Support John Ball Zoo

When you support John Ball Zoo, you not only invest in exemplary animal care, state of the art animal exhibits, inspiring educational programs and first-class visitor amenities, but also in West Michigan and you touch the lives of over 500,000 children and adults annually. We sincerely appreciate your support.

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Make a contribution to the Zoo.


Wish List

Give tangible goods and services that our staff and animals urgently need.


Corporate Investment

Partner with the Zoo and benefit your company.


Sponsor an Animal

Support our animals and those in the wild.




Become a member and enjoy the Zoo as often as you like.


Community Impact

Provide free Zoo admission to children and families in need. 



Grow in your knowledge, appreciation, and support of wildlife conservation.



Help keepers, educate visitors, care for the gardens, assist special events, and more.


To explore other ways to support the Zoo as we protect and conserve some of the most remarkable creatures on earth while making lasting impressions and memorable experiences for yourself and other visitors, select one of the menu options to the left.


Call: Development Department 616-336-3309
Mail: John Ball Zoo PO Box 2506, Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Fax: (616) 336-3907
Walk in: Administration Office
              1300 W Fulton St Grand Rapids, MI 49504
              8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday