John Ball Zoo

Animal Adventures

in collaboration with Frederik Meijer Gardens

2021 Animal Adventures Update:
Due to safety concerns regarding the pandemic, Animal Adventures is moving to a Virtual Format. Join John Ball Zoo & Frederik Meijer Gardens via Zoom on February 6 and 13. You'll meet an animal up-close at the Zoo and then explore a sculpture at the Gardens. Please visit Virtual Safaris for more information. 
Have fun exploring the survival techniques of a tiger salamander, opossum, turtle, and duck. Enjoy watching live animal presentations, listening to interactive animal stories, playing animal games and trying your luck at animal challenges. Perfect for ages 3 to 6, but all ages welcome and children under 3 are free. A great way to come in out of the cold and have fun. Please Note: this program is held at Frederik Meijer Gardens on the East Beltline in Grand Rapids.
Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling John Ball Zoo at (616) 336-4300 or Meijer Gardens at (616) 975-3144. Meijer Garden members register here.  
Members/$5  Non-Member/$10
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