John Ball Zoo

October 15-17 and 22-24, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Zoo Members only 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. each day 

Adults - $13
Youth ages 3-12 - $11
Children 2 & under - Free
Seniors ages 62+ - $11
Members - Free

Tickets are now available online here!

Please note, the JUMP program (MI Bridges) tickets are not available during Zoo Goes Boo. 

Please note the Amway Riverbank Run will be taking place in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday, October 23rd which may impact traffic and parking. This link provides details of the racecourse.

It’s that spooky time of year and John Ball Zoo is excited to announce tickets are now available for the Halloween favorite Zoo Goes Boo! The Zoo will again transform into the ultimate Halloween destination with decorations, costumes, candy, and, of course, the Zoo’s amazing animals. Tradition returns this year with spooky treat stations ready for trick-or-treating located throughout the Zoo. 

We are also excited to announce that strolling entertainment is returning. Plus, we have heard rumors that some villains will be stopping by from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both Saturdays and Sundays to mix up some trouble. 

Zoo Goes Boo is a children's event. We ask that no masks cover faces and that adults in costume dress appropriately.

As you begin to stock up on Halloween candy, we would also like to remind families to make mindful choices when shopping for chocolate and candy this Halloween. Buy from companies that are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil or chocolate products certified by the Rainforest Alliance. A quick reference guide to certified Halloween candy can be found here

Don't forget to bring a bag! At John Ball Zoo we are always looking for ways to be more sustainable. We ask that you please bring your own reusable treat bag, or purchase one from our gift shop.

Join us for a spooktacular crossover event; IllumiZoo Goes Boo!

Click here for details.

Thank you to our sponsors! 

Presenting Sponsor