John Ball Zoo


Superhero Day at the Zoo

Thursday, April 8, 2021

10 am - 4 pm

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superhero Day at John Ball Zoo!
Come dressed as your favorite characters and meet amazing superheroes!

Captain America
Black Panther
Captain Marvel
Black Widow


Star Lord
Scarlet Witch
Ant Man
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.
Reserve your tickets today to meet these superheroes through this link
Please note, characters are subject to change.


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 a group of characters on the beautiful Bissell Tree House deck. For the safety of our performers and our guests, these magical interactions will be from a safe social distance. 

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. 

In order to stay safe and stay open, we are continuing to follow the health and safety regulations of the State of Michigan during this pandemic as we did during our 2020 season. Per MDHHS March 2 epidemic order MCL 333.2253, masks are required for all guests over the age of 5 both indoors and outdoors, which began in the fall of 2020 and has been regulated to continue into our 2021 season. 

***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. Please note the stanchion barriers between the characters and the guests and do not attempt to cross them.