John Ball Zoo


Give the gift of a year-long membership!
 

   We are working on making it even easier to purchase a gift membership online! In the meantime, please call (616) 336-4312 or email member@jbzoo.org for assistance. 
 

Member Benefits

  • Free unlimited general admission to John Ball Zoo
  • Free or reduced admission to over 150 reciprocal zoos and aquariums
  • One year subscription to Zoo News Magazine
  • Invitations and free admission to exclusive members-only events
  • Discounts on special events, birthday parties, and education classes (early registration too)
  • 10% discount at our Gifts of the Wild gift shop and on food and beverage purchases
  • 10% minimum discount on seasonal experiences including the zip line, ropes course, Funicular, camel rides, budgie feed sticks, and the Gem Company


    Free general zoo admission does not include special events (e.g. Monster Mash)
    Seasonal experiences and Funicular are weather and maintenance dependent


Premium - $250

  • Free general admission for one or two named adult cardholders living at the same address and their dependent children or grandchildren 19 or younger
  • Plus four unnamed guests
  • One Free Caregiver Add-On

Preferred - $165

  • Free general admission for one or two named adult cardholders living at the same address and their dependent children or grandchildren 19 or younger
  • Plus two unnamed guests

Funicular rides are complimentary at both the Preferred and Premium levels. However, Funicular availability is weather and maintenance dependent and cannot be guaranteed. Preferred and Premium memberships are priced to reflect guest admission. 


Basic Memberships

Type Cost Description
Student $30 Free general admission for students 16 years of age and older. Must present current student ID at membership office during first visit to obtain membership card/admission
Individual $50 Free general admission for one named adult cardholder
Dual $80 Free general admission for two named adult cardholders ​living at the same address
Family $115 Free general admission for one or two named cardholders living at the same address and their dependent children or grandchildren 19 or younger

Add-ons

Type Cost Description
Add Guest  $30

Free general admission for one guest per visit when added to any membership level. Member must accompany guest. Cost is in addition to the price of the chosen membership level.
Student and Family level memberships may add on one guest. To add two guests to the Family membership, renew at the Preferred level. Individual and Dual memberships may add on up to two guests.

Add Caregiver $35

Free general admission for one named caregiver to accompany the children on the membership. This person’s name is not printed on the card but is held in our database. Cost is in addition to household membership.
Family and Preferred level memberships may add on up to two caregivers. One additional caregiver may be added to the Premium level membership. Caregiver must show photo ID for admittance. Sorry, caregivers may not bring guests. 

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