John Ball Zoo

Kid's Night Out

Parents enjoy a kid free evening and kids enjoy a zoo adventure! Skip the hassle of finding a sitter and send kids over to the zoo for a fun filled evening. Kids will experience a twilight tour of the zoo, a live animal encounter, crafts, stories, games and more. Pizza dinner is included. Participants must be 4-10 years of age. Kids may be grouped according to age for certain activities. 

$25/child, $20 for each additional child living in the same household.  

Register  Please note that age requirements have changed for this program. 

Spring 2018

Friday, March 16, 5:30pm-9:00pm - Penguin Pals
Did you know our Magellanic penguins prefer sunny beachs to snow and ice? We'll learn that and more while our penguin pals splash around!
Friday, April 20, 5:30pm-9:00pm - Hide and Seek
Animals use camouflage to stay out of site. Will you be able to spot them throughout the zoo? We'll practice our own camouflage abilities with a few games to see who blends in and who stands out. 
Friday, May 18, 5:30pm-9:00pm - Frog Frenzy
Join the frenzy as we search for frogs here at John Ball Zoo! We'll use our eyes and ears on our hiking trails to find who's hopping, and we'll head into the zoo to visit our Frogs & Friends exhibit to discover some amazing amphibians!
Saturday, June 9, 5:30pm-9:00pm - Night Hikers
Did you know that Michigan is home to some incredible creatures? Hike through the zoo and compare your night vision to that of an owl or opossum as we learn about our nocturnal neighbors. 
Fall 2018 schedule will be posted in summer, registration will open August 1, 2018.