John Ball Zoo

Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wondered what we do behind the scenes to care for the animals at the zoo? Here is your chance to find out! Join us for one of the programs listed below
Gift Certificates available. These tours make great Christmas or Birthday gifts for your favorite animal lover!


Join us for a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of select areas to see where the animals spend their time while not on exhibit and learn how much goes into caring for the animals at the zoo.

Close Encounters

Want to get even closer to the animals? Go in an exhibit, observe a private training session, or get up close with a penguin. These are just a few options of the close encounter program.