John Ball Zoo

Grand Rapids

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In a Nutshell

See tigers, lions, penguins, grizzly bears, chimpanzees, and a petting-zoo farm, along with a tropical-animal house and a sting-ray lagoon

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 21, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Zoo is closed 11/1/14–2/28/15. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12 for admission for two (up to $17 value)
  • $24 for admission for four (up to $34 value)
  • View the zoo hours.
  • Children under 2 get in free.

For every 1000 tickets sold, Groupon will donate $500 back to the John Ball Zoo Society Jump Program.

John Ball Zoo

More than 2,000 animals populate John Ball Zoo, crawling, swimming, and flying from five different continents and more than 250 different species. The zoo has some other impressive stats: in 2013 alone, for instance, more than 500,000 visitors flocked to John Ball Zoo to marvel at its collection of creatures. Animal-lovers can spot critters big and small, from lions and bears to lizards and lemurs. In the North America section, they come nose-to-nose with grizzlies, and on the Far Side of the World Trail, they get close enough to smell the wallabies' cologne.

At some exhibits, the view is even closer. Visitors can pet stingrays and sharks, ride atop the humps of a camel, and stop by the petting zoo at Red's Hobby Farm. For an adrenaline fix, zoo adventures include the zip line, offering bird's-eye views of the farm from a four-story, 300-foot line.

Customer Reviews

JBZ is just the right size - about a 4 hour casual stroll with the wife. Had not been there for many years. Nice to see that they keep improving the grounds, exhibits , etc. Kids there were all excited about the many creatures.
Greg W. · September 21, 2014
Go during the weekday during this time of year. So much nicer as far as crowds and being able to see all of the animals. The wallabies are the cutest thing ever and great that they can roam with people in their area.
Lisa V. · September 9, 2014
Bring your own lunch to enjoy right outside the zoo and enjoy the afternoon exploring animals. Can go through zoo (with children) in a half day!
Heather H. · September 8, 2014
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    1300 W Fulton St.

    Grand Rapids, MI 49504


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