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 and staffing. Starting September 1st we may not have all experiences open. 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

John Ball Zoo Gem Company

Open

Now Open!

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

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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

Funicular

Temporarily Closed

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

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Prices Public Member
One way $3.00 $2.70

Zip Line

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

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Prices Public Member
Regular Price $10.00 $9.00
Combo Zip Line and Ropes Course $17.00 $15.30

Sky Trail Ropes Course

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

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Prices Public Member
Regular Price $10.00 $9.00
Combo Zip Line and Ropes Course $17.00 $15.30

Camel Rides

Closed for the Season

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

Realm Of Flight Bird Show

Closed for the Season

Realm of Flight Bird Show features 10 amazing birds, each demonstrating their own eye-popping talent. ...

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Prices Public Member
Weekday Price (Monday - Friday) $0.00 $0.00
Weekend Price (Saturday - Sunday) $2.00 $1.80

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