John Ball Zoo

Animal Sponsorship Program

By sponsoring an animal, you not only help in the care and feeding of our animals at John Ball Zoo but also support conservation programs near and far. We care for more than 2,400 animals representing more than 200 species. A portion of your contribution through this program supports wildlife conservation both in the Great Lakes region and around the world.

Are you interested in sponsoring a Koala? When filling out an Animal Sponsorship Form, select "Koala" from the drop-down menu.

Sponsor an animal today


2022 Animal Sponsorship Levels

$1000 Level

  • Message from sponsored animal’s area keeper
  • 4x6 photo of the sponsored animal
  • Certificate of adoption
  • Zoo News subscription
  • Name recognition on Animal Sponsorship webpage
  • Plush of your sponsored animal (pick up at gift shop)
  • 4 Zoo Entry Passes
  • Name listed on Animal Sponsorship sign in John Ball Zoo’s Central Plaza
  • Invitation to Donor Night (held annually in May)

$500 Level

  • Message from sponsored animal’s area keeper
  • 4x6 photo of the sponsored animal
  • Certificate of adoption
  • Zoo News subscription
  • Name recognition on Animal Sponsorship webpage
  • Plush of your sponsored animal (pick up at gift shop)
  • 2 Zoo Entry Passes
  • Invitation to Donor Night (held annually in May)

$250 Level

  • Message from sponsored animal’s area keeper
  • 4x6 photo of the sponsored animal
  • Certificate of adoption
  • Zoo News subscription
  • Name recognition on Animal Sponsorship webpage
  • Plush of your sponsored animal (pick up at gift shop)
  • 2 Zoo Entry Passes

$100 Level

  • Message from sponsored animal’s area keeper
  • 4x6 Photo of the sponsored animal
  • Certificate of adoption
  • Name recognition on Animal Sponsorship webpage

$50 Digital Sponsorship Level

  • Message from sponsored animal's area zookeeper
  • Photo of the sponsored animal
  • Digital certificate

*Digital delivery of all items.

$150 Group Sponsorship

This sponsorship level is great for classrooms, offices, teams, etc.

  • Message from sponsored animal’s area keeper
  • 4x6 Photo of the sponsored animal
  • Certificate of adoption
  • Name recognition on Animal Sponsorship webpage

 

For questions please contact our Development team at donate@jbzoo.org or by phone at 616.336.3309.

 


 

Can't get enough of the Zoo? 

For a gift of $500, you can join Conservation Circle! Conservation Circle is a group of donors whose annual gifts totaling $500 or more helps to ensure the sustainability of John Ball Zoo's core values and community. In appreciation of their giving, Conservation Circle donors have access to exclusive special events, early Zoo Camp registration, exclusive digital behind-the-scenes, and much more! To make a gift or learn more, please visit jbzoo.org/conservationcircle

Contact us:

Email | donate@jbzoo.org
Call | 616.336.3309
Walk-in | Stop in our administration office (Located just outside the entrance of the zoo) from 8 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday
Mail | John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St. Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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