John Ball Zoo

    Founded in 1891, John Ball Zoo is located in Grand Rapids on the rapidly developing West Side and provides a unique venue for your event. Family-friendly, the Zoo celebrates animals and conservation daily. 

    Brand new for 2021! Host your event in our brand new covered 40' x 50' tent located inside the entrance of the Zoo. This amazing new venue is the perfect spot to host any party or corporate meeting or event. 

    Click here for Event Tent Rental information.

    Let us make your event one to remember.

    Need a unique, memorable, and all-inclusive planning process for your company outing? Join us for a day everyone will be raving about. We can host groups of 50 to 1,000 or more. 

    Learn more about our park rentals.

    The Bissell Tree House at John Ball Zoo is one of the premier wedding venues in Grand Rapids. Let us help you have a wild time at your reception.

    Learn more about Bissell Tree House rentals. 

    Want a unique twist for your company picnic or event? Rent the zoo after normal operating hours for a private event!

    Learn more about Private Zoo Rentals

    We understand the importance of an inspiring setting to release the creativity and expertise of your staff. With awe-inspiring animals and grounds, John Ball Zoo can provide the atmosphere you seek!

    Learn more about Corporate Bissell Tree House Rentals.

    Get outdoors, get moving, and get out of the office for a great day of team building at John Ball Zoo. From ziplining to the ropes course, we have plenty of experiences to bring your team together. 

    Learn more about park rentals.

    Call us about:

    - Holiday parties
    - Themed parties
    - Birthday parties
    - Bar/bat mitzvahs
    - And more!

    (616) 336-4314 or