John Ball Zoo


Princess Day at the Zoo

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
9 am - 4 pm

Whether fairy or wizard, prince or princess, everyone is invited to come in costume to Princess Day on Wednesday, August 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at John Ball Zoo.

While dressed as your favorite character, guests can meet special royalty rotating throughout the day – Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Frog Princess, Rapunzel, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, and Mulan.  

Members can join us for a members-only meet and greet from 8 am - 9 am.

Princess Day meet and greet is included in regular admission. Please note that princesses rotate throughout the day. 

We are limiting the number of guests in the Zoo for the day. We highly recommend reserving your timed tickets online prior to arrival. This will ensure your entry as we cannot guarantee tickets will be available for walk-up ticket purchases.

Tickets on sale now through this link!

Wondering where the princesses will be meeting guests? Here's a Zoo map showing where they will be located on Princess Day.

  Mulan picture coming soon! 


Please note, our meet-and-greets will be different this year. Instead of individual photo opportunities with each character, your family will have the chance to meet and take photos with up to three characters in each specified meet-and-greet location. For the safety of our performers and our guests, these magical interactions will be from a safe distance of 6 feet apart. Masks will not be required for photos, but we do ask that you keep your mask while in the line queue and remain a safe social distance away from the party in front of you.

There will be ground markers in front of each character's location to allow your family to capture the perfect, socially distanced, photo! Please stay on the guest side of the stanchion barriers between the characters and the guests. 

Please note, per the State of Michigan, for all indoor public spaces at the Zoo, anyone who is age five (5) years and older, and who can medically tolerate a mask must wear one. In addition, if you cannot maintain six feet distance from other guests, are age five (5) years and older, and can medically tolerate a mask, you must wear one outdoors. We ask that you please bring a mask with you to the Zoo. This will help you be prepared should you find yourself in a situation where your group is unable to socially distance.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you for this magical day!