John Ball Zoo

We've had such a fun summer sharing the Zoo after hours for our Adult Night Out evenings! We have sold out for each Adult Night Out evening so far this year, so don't wait to get your tickets and reserve them today. We'll see you at the zoo! 

To allow proper social distancing, no scheduled programming will occur. We hope you will enjoy time with our staff as they will rotate throughout the Zoo in front of animal habitats helping you learn more about our animals and the Zoo during your visit.

Don't wait- reserve your timed-tickets today - click here!

If you are joining us, you can plan out your evening by downloading the program here

Admission $18/members and $20/nonmembers

Timed-tickets are available for the following times: 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 6:15pm. We are limiting this adult-only after hours to a maximum capacity of 800 guests, in order to allow room for proper social distancing. *Please note, for the welfare of our animals, they will start going inside beginning at 6:35pm. Also, our Hobby Farm area, the waterfall area, upper boardwalks and tiger habitat area will close due to darkness at 7:30pm. But there's still plenty of the Zoo to explore and enjoy! 


Per the State of Michigan, for all indoor public spaces at the Zoo, anyone who is age five (5) years and older must wear a mask. In addition, if you cannot maintain six feet distance from other guests and are age five (5) years and older, you must wear a mask outdoors. Please help us stay safe by following these orders from the State of Michigan, in order to stay open. We ask that you please bring a mask with you to the Zoo. This will help you be prepared should you find yourself in a situation where your group is unable to socially distance.

Thanks and we can’t wait to see you!