John Ball Zoo

Zoo Explorer Tours

Postponed until further notice due to COVID restrictions, please check out our Distance Learning or Wild Encounter programs for other options. 

Join us for a guided exploration of the Zoo. Students explore four areas of the zoo with assistance from our experienced docents. The lessons in these areas include a hands-on animal encounter, guided indoor exploration of our Living Shores Aquarium and Natural Treasures building and an outdoor walking tour of the African, South American and/or North American exhibits. Each program is designed to teach students about one of our core education topics. This program is 2 hours in length and can accommodate up to 2 classrooms of students. Zoo Explorer Tours are available September through December, and March to mid-April. Zoo Explorer fees are $100 per class. For questions please email or call 616-336-4302.

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