John Ball Zoo

New to John Ball Zoo in 2020, we introduced our adult-only evenings at the Zoo — Adult Night Out. For guests 21 and older, these evenings offer a way to enjoy the Zoo after hours without any kids. These evenings are a perfect date night, a chance to network with your colleagues, or to enjoy a friends’ night out.

We will be hosting six of these evenings throughout June, July, and August in 2021. As always, we will infuse the air with fun, and you’ll have the chance to spend some time with your favorite animals. 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.

June 10, 24

July 15, 29

August 12, 26

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Admission $18/members and $20/nonmembers

The event runs from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Timed-tickets are available for the following entry times: 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, and 6:45 pm, with each evening ending at 9:00 pm. To allow room for proper social distancing, we are limiting this adult-only after hours to a maximum capacity of 1,000 guests. 

Please note, for the welfare of some of the animals they will begin shifting into their indoor habitats beginning at 7:40 p.m. However, many of our animals will still be viewable for the duration of the event. 

These events take place rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

June Sponsors

July Sponsors

August Sponsors

Community Sponsor

Conservation Sponsor


Education Sponsor

Bill and Marilyn Crawford

Community Sponsor


Celebrate Sponsor

Moore & Bruggink Inc

Morgan Stanley - Dunn & Laug Management at Morgan Stanley

Conservation Sponsor


Community Sponsor


Celebrate Sponsor

Progressive AE

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