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.

Budgie Aviary

Open

Get cheek to beak in this newly expanded interactive exhibit! Located near the waterfall by the Hobby...

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Prices Public Member
Regular Price $1.00 $0.90

Sky Trail Ropes Course

Open

Four stories tall with two climbing levels, this Ropes Adventure Course, gives you a...

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Prices Public Member
Regular Price $8.00 $7.00
Combo Zip Line and Ropes Course $12.00 $10.00

Funicular

Open

Think of the funicular as another way in or out of...

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Prices Public Member
One way $3.00 $2.70

Camel Rides

Open

A day at the Zoo wouldn't be complete without a camel ride.  Souvenir photos are also available....

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Prices Public Member
Regular Price $6.00 $5.40
Souvenir Photo $5.00 $5.00

Hobby Farm

Open

Hours (Weather Dependent) Weekdays: 10 am - 4 pm, Weekends 9 am - 6 pm

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Prices Public Member
Free $0.00 $0.00

John Ball Zoo Gem Company

Open

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 $6.99 $6.29
Emerald Strike Bag $11.99 $10.79
Motherlode Bag $24.99 $22.49

Zip Line

Temporarily Closed

This four story, 600-foot, Zipline is the real thing! Riders are securely harnessed before...

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Prices Public Member
Regular Price $8.00 $7.00
Combo Zip Line and Ropes Course $12.00 $10.00

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