John Ball Zoo Coupons & Discounts

 A John Ball Zoo discount senior ticket is offered for all those 62 years of age and over.

A John Ball Zoo deal is offered during the spring and fall months.

College students with a valid ID can show it at the gate and save $1 on admission.

A John Ball Zoo Military Discount is offered to active and Veteran United States Military Personnel and their spouses.  Valid military ID must be shown.

Groups of 25 or more paying guests can receive a zoo special ticket price during the summer months.  Reservations are required.

You can sign up on the zoo’s website for an e-newsletter to be sent directly to your email account.  This will give you news as well as any zoo deals or specials that are going on.

If you are a member of another AZA-accredited zoo, you may qualify for a FREE or discounted admission to the John Ball Zoo.

Memberships include FREE admission to the zoo for one year, FREE or discount zoo tickets for over 140 zoo and aquarium, discounts on parties, classes, gift shop, activities and concession.

If you are riding the Zip Line and the Sky Trail Ropes Course, you can purchase a Combo ticket that will save you some money.

This Michigan zoo has a Facebook and Twitter page on which they make announcements of specials.

You can download the John Ball Zoo app from Google Play.  It not only has animal information and maps but also zoo information and activity calendar to keep you aware of any deals

John Ball Zoo coupons, discounts, specials and deals are usually for a limited time and have an end date.

John Ball Zoo Information

Address: 1300 W. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

Phone: 1-616-336-4301


Animals: over 1180                

Size: 140 acres

About John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo, also known as John Ball Zoological Garden, is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and beside John Ball Park.  The AZA-accredited zoo is home to over 1180 animals from over 238 species.  This zoo is divided into several areas including African Primates, South American Animals, North American Animals, Aquarium and African Animals.

The Grand Rapids zoo also has some activities such as Sting Ray Lagoon, a Petting Corral with domestic animals, a Pygmy Goat Corral specifically for toddlers, Budgy Aviary, Camel Rides, Idema Funicular, Zip Line and Sky Trail Ropes Course.

John Ball Zoo Details

John Ball Zoo is generally open from March through the first weekend in November.

Hours for the zoo vary seasonally.  The zoo opens between 9 and 10 am and closes between 4 and 6 pm with a few days closing at 3:30 or 8 pm.  Check online calendar before visiting to be sure of the time for that day. 

Regular priced John Ball Zoo tickets are Adults: $12.50, Seniors (62 and up): $10, Children (3-13): $10 and children 2 and under are FREE. The zoo offers discount zoo ticket during the fall and spring months. Those tickets are priced Adults: $8.50, Seniors: $7.50 and Children (3-13): $7.50. During this time, some of the zoo’s extra activities may be closed.

Although you cannot take food or drink into the zoo, it is located right next to John Ball Park and it has picnic areas. Make sure to get your hand stamped as you leave the zoo if you will be returning.

The zoo does have a café that offers basic items such as hot dogs, pizza, snacks and drinks.

The zoo offers extra activities at additional cost.  These are Zip Line, Sky Trail Ropes Course, funicular, camel rides, sting ray lagoon and Budgy Aviary. 

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