John Ball Zoo

Annual Fund

YOU MADE IT HAPPEN! You got us to our goal and more.

John Ball Zoo's annual fund supports the Zoo's greatest need be it large or small. Building a new winter home for our flock of 20 flamingos and other tropical birds was top priority this winter. The new 1,600 square foot post frame barn with ample space, natural light, outdoor access, wading pool, and soft artificial turf is well on its way. The animals will be moving in yet this month!

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) gave the Zoo a dollar-for-dollar matching grant of $45,000 for this project. You and other donors made that match and got us to our $135,000 goal and more. With the MCACA match, the total raised was over $150,000. This means a few extras for the animals can now be included!

All of us at John Ball Zoo give you many thanks for you kind support and making cold winters better for the animals.

 Thank you to our 2016 Donors!

Contact us:

Call: Lisa (616)336-4301 ext 1002
Walk in: Administration Office located just outside the entrance of the zoo 
1300 W Fulton St Grand Rapids, MI 49504 8am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Fax: (616)336-3907
Mail: John Ball Zoo PO Box 2506, Grand Rapids, MI 49501