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 interactive exhibit! Located near the waterfall and Hobby Farm, our Budgie...

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Prices Public Member
Per Budgie Feed Stick $1.00 $0.90

Zip Line

Open

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

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Prices Public Member
Per Ride $10.00 $9.00
Ropes Course and Zip Line Combo $16.00 $14.40

Sky Trail Ropes Course

Open

Four stories tall, two climbing levels, and over 15 obstacles ranging in difficulty, this Ropes Course...

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Prices Public Member
Per Ride $10.00 $9.00
Ropes Course and Zip Line Combo $16.00 $14.40

Camel Rides

Open

A day at the Zoo wouldn't be complete without a camel ride! Come hangout with these fun-loving...

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Prices Public Member
Camel Ride $6.00 $5.40
Souvenir Photo $5.00 $5.00

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 $8.99 $8.09
Emerald Strike Bag $14.99 $13.49
Motherlode Bag $29.99 $26.99

Funicular

Temporarily Closed

Guests taking the Funicular to the top of the zoo should head to the lower depot right when they enter....

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Prices Public Member
Per Ride $3.00 $2.50

Hobby Farm

Temporarily Closed

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

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