John Ball Zoo

Experiences and Adventures

All of our experiences are generally available during the summer season. However, occasionally Mother Nature requires that we close them for safety.

Note: Availability is subject to weather. Please call (616)336-2017 for daily availability.

Hobby Farm

Open

Open Everyday (Weather Dependent) | 9am - 6pm
Location: Red's Hobby...

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Funicular

Temporarily Closed

Open all season, weather dependent.
Location: Zoo Entrance and the Forest...

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Prices Public Member
Per Ride $4.00 $3.20

Budgie Aviary

Closed for the Season

Get cheek to beak in this interactive exhibit! Located near the waterfall and Hobby Farm, our Budgie...

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Prices Public Member
Per Budgie Feed Stick $3.00 $2.00

Zip Line

Weekends | 10:00am - 4pm | Weather Dependent **Zipline closing October 2
Location: Forest...

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Prices Public Member
Per Ride $10.00 $8.00
Ropes Course and Zip Line Combo $16.00 $12.80

Sky Trail Ropes Course

Open Weekends | 10:00am - 4pm |  Weather Dependent *Ropes closing October 2

Location: Wild...

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Prices Public Member
Per Ride $10.00 $8.00
Ropes Course and Zip Line Combo $16.00 $12.80

Camel Rides

Closed for the Season

Open daily at 10am, weather dependent.
Location: Tiger flex habitat.

A...

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Prices Public Member
Camel Ride $8.00 $7.00
Souvenir Photo $7.00 $7.00

John Ball Zoo Gem Company

Pan for your very own gems in our brand new Sluice!  Choose from 3 different Gem Bags and then...

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Prices Public Member
Pay Dirt Bag $8.99 $7.19
Emerald Strike Bag $14.99 $11.99
Motherlode Bag $29.99 $23.99

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