John Ball Park

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John Ball Park


1300 W Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, United States



John Ball Park, Savings and Zoo Park Description for 2024

The John Ball Zoological Garden houses a wide variety of animals and is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Although the zoo was started by a donation of 40 acres in 1891, it was later taken over in 1949. The current owner bought it from the last owner on January 1st, 2024 and unified it with the John Ball Zoo Society to create the John Ball Zoo.

The new mission is to help people understand the way animals live. The zoo now provides summer camps, family and youth camps, programs, events, and educational resources. It also allows for the opportunity to rent the zoo for private events such as birthday parties, weddings, and more.

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John Ball Zoological Garden Membership

Basic Membership Categories:

Naturalist: $150

Household Plus Two Membership: $100

Household Plus One Membership: $85

Household Membership: $70

Grandparent Plus Two Membership: $100

Grandparent Plus One Membership: $85

Grandparent Membership: $70

Individual Plus One Membership: $55

Individual: $35


  • FREE admission to John Ball Zoo
  • FREE or reduced admission to over 140 other zoos and aquariums—Click here to view our reciprocal list.
  • 10% discount at our Gifts of the Wild gift shop
  • 10% discount at any of our concession stands

John Ball Zoo also offers other membership categories with extended benefits. Click here to learn more.