John Ball Zoo

Programs at John Ball Zoo

Discounted Admission Rates

School groups that pre-register and pre-pay at least three weeks in advance receive a discounted student admission rate. 

STEM Classes

Penguineering and Exhibit Design classes are interactive classes created with the engineering design standards in mind. 

Wild Encounters

These engaging, up-close animal encounters are taught by education staff around a core topic of your choice. 

Twilight Tours

A one of a kind field trip after school but not quite an overnight! Explore the zoo afterhours with your class.   

Overnight Adventures

A truly unique field trip. Spend the night at the zoo with your class and watch your curriculum come alive. 

Professional Development for In-Service and Pre-Service Educators

Attend a one day workshop on how to incorporate environmental education resources into your teaching using Project Wild and/or Project Learning Tree. 

Programs In Your Classroom

Travel Zoos

If you can't come to the zoo let the zoo come to you! Enjoy live animal encounters in your classroom.