John Ball Zoo

Youth Overnights

Youth overnights are offered for 3rd through 5th grade and 6th through 8th grade. The evening starts at 5:30pm and ends at 9:30am the following morning. Activities may include; games, keeper talks, night tours, live animal demonstrations and more. Evening snack and breakfast are included. The staff to student ratio is 1:8.

$55/Member $60/Non-Member 

Spring 2020

This event has been cancelled. 

Starlight Safari - for students in 3rd-5th Grades - Slumber near the chimpanzees on this great zoo adventure. Enjoy touring the zoo under the stars, animals encounters, breakfast while watching the animals, and much more.
Friday, April 10 - 3rd-6th Grade students


Fall 2020

Registration will open August 1, 2020

Care of Magical Creatures - Join us as we compare muggle animals to magical creatures. As a wizarding student you will learn how to properly care for creatures of both the muggle and wizarding world. Along the way you'll discover the adaptations of muggle animals like the hedgehog, snake, and ferret and magical animals like the knarl, basilisk and jarvey. It won't be all study time - games and activities will include scavenger hunts and trivia.

Kooky Not Spooky Overnight - It's Zoo Goes Boo after dark! Learn kooky facts about some of the animals at John Ball Zoo. Prowl through the zoo to spot nocturnal animals stirring, make a fun Halloween treat for one of the animals, and wake up to say Happy Halloween to the chimpanzees!