John Ball Zoo

Every Wednesday - Sunday Evening
September 3 - November 14, 2021

Times vary
General admission: $20 (adults); $13 (ages 3-12 & seniors); ages 2 & under free
Member's admission: $16 (adults);$10.40 (ages 3-12 & seniors); ages 2 & under free

Guests are highly encouraged to reserve their timed tickets ahead of time to guarantee their preferred date and time to experience IllumiZoo Wild Hues.

Reserve your timed tickets here!

*Please note, open hours may vary and the JUMP program (MI Bridges) tickets are not available during IllumiZoo Wild Hues. 

IllumiZoo Wild Hues also has great group rates, event packages, and sponsorship opportunities! Click here for more information.

The popular and engaging evening journey through the Zoo will have guests strolling through an illuminated landscape of nature drenched with rich lighting and sounds. This striking spectacle cycles through creative imagery, music-synchronized animal displays, and animated motifs of moving light. Vibrant hues will transform the Zoo, enriching the appreciation of wildlife and wild places found all around us.

IllumiZoo Wild Hues is the theme for this year. As there are many hues of color, there are also many ‘hues’ of species and environments throughout the world. Each with its own unique colors, traits, and stories to tell. The survival of many of these species and environments are in jeopardy, with more than 16,000 animal species facing endangerment and extinction in the world. 

IllumiZoo Wild Hues is a one-mile outdoor nighttime journey through the Zoo. This magical tale told through a display of colors and sounds will wind through the lower and upper realms of the Zoo and is with the combined imaginations of Bluewater Technologies of Grand Rapids and John Ball Zoo.

Guests of IllumiZoo Wild Hues will travel in the opposite direction of last year’s path and will make their way into new areas for this nighttime journey 

Guests will journey through many of the same pathways that guests walk during the daytime at John Ball Zoo so it is wheelchair as well as stroller-friendly. Please note, the Zoo's animals will not be viewable during this nighttime experience.  

Reserve your tickets here!