John Ball Zoo

Adventure is open! We look forward to welcoming you!

COVID-19 Safety Measures

We are in this together!

  • The State of Michigan requires that guests wear masks in all indoor spaces if they are ages 3 and older and are not fully vaccinated.
  • Reminder, if you are not feeling well please stay at home and visit at another time.

Save time and purchase tickets online

If you are not a John Ball Zoo member, we recommend purchasing your tickets online prior to your arrival to make your entry quicker and easier. This will save you time by not having to visit the ticket window first to purchase a ticket before entering the Zoo. 

Zoo members are no longer required to reserve a timed-entry ticket! Members can now go right to the admission entry gate, show their Zoo membership card and photo ID, and begin their Zoo adventure! Members can continue to reserve a timed-entry ticket, but it will no longer be required. 

Click here to reserve your tickets

General admission tickets prices through September 26, 2021

Adults ages 13-61: $15
Youth ages 3-12: $12
Seniors ages 62+: $12
Youth ages 2 and under: Free

Additional Health and Safety Protocols

The Zoo is also taking the following steps in accordance with the current epidemic order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:

  • The Zoo is monitoring capacity at the entry and indoor exhibits/buildings
  • Increased sanitation is occurring throughout the Zoo
  • Additional handwashing stations are present throughout the Zoo
  • All Zoo team members are wearing face masks
  • Signs are present throughout to provide guidance to guests about social distancing and mask-wearing

Day and Time Selection

If you are looking for a time or day of the week with historically fewer visitors, we recommend weekdays or any day in the afternoon. 

Become a Zoo member!

You can upgrade your general admission ticket purchase to a year-long membership. Along with many great add-on benefits, a family membership pays for itself in just two visits and provides access to the Zoo for a year!

You can upgrade to a membership during your Zoo visit by stopping by our guest services building or visit our membership page to purchase one today!

Need to contact us?

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our guest services department at 616-336-4300.

Thank you for supporting John Ball Zoo. We look forward to your visit!