John Ball Zoo

Special Announcement

As our community, nation and world navigate these unprecedented times John Ball Zoo has decided to remain closed until further notice and in alignment with government guidelines.

At the same time, we are gratefully overwhelmed by the outreach from you, our JBZ family, asking how you can help in these challenging times. The health and safety of our staff, animals, and community remain our top priority.

As a non-profit organization that is open seasonally, we rely heavily on ticket sales, memberships, education program fees, food and beverage sales, and event revenue in order to deliver on our mission to protect wild places and save animals from extinction. However, being closed a bit longer will have an impact on us and our budget. While we are fortunate enough to have staff and leadership who plan ahead to ensure the animal's care continues no matter what the circumstances, we are asking for you to consider making a gift today for us to continue to do so. We love our community and our incredible supporters. We cannot do this without you, and we CAN NOT wait to see you. 

Stay tuned for other fun updates of what is going on at the Zoo and some behind the scenes access as we prepare to welcome you when we open. Also, if you have registered for spring break camp or have a rental, our team will contact you directly to discuss options.

On behalf of the animals that are in our care each day, we want to say thank you for your time and consideration. These are difficult days, but we will get through this as we always have - together. Please have patience, grace, and understanding and continue to communicate with us. We will see you soon!

Thank you!