Friday, September 6, 2019 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Parents enjoy a kid free evening and kids enjoy a zoo adventure! Skip the hassle of finding a sitter and send kids over to the zoo for a fun filled evening. Kids will experience a twilight tour of the zoo, a live animal encounter, crafts, stories, games and more. Pizza dinner is included. Participants must be 4-10 years of age. Kids may be grouped according to age for certain activities.

$25/child, $20 for each additional child living in the same household.  Program runs from 5:30pm-9:00pm.

Register *Registration will open August 1 at 8am. 

Fall 2019:

Friday, August 23 – Positively Primates – Bring your thinking caps because we’re going to learn about some of the smartest animals in the world: primates! We will visit apes and monkeys in the zoo and discover how they use tools, solve puzzles, and play with toys.
Friday, September 6 – Feathered Friends – Fly, waddle, swim, and soar your way to the zoo to learn all about the wonderful world of birds! We’ll visit birds from around the world and discover what makes them so magnificent.
Friday, September 27 – Eat or Be Eaten – Who’s eating and who’s being eaten. Predators and prey live together but some need to keep a keener eye out in order to stay alive! Learn what the mountain lion is stalking and what tasty morsels the sloth is searching for in this food focused class.
Friday, October 11 – Where the Wild Things Are – Come explore where the wild things live and discover a variety of different habitats. It’ll be a wild rumpus!
Friday, October 25 – Harvesting for Hibernation – Temperatures are dipping and animals are gearing up for winter. Find out who’s storing food away in preparation for the long sleep over winter.


John Ball Zoo
1300 W. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Cost: $25/child, $20 for each additional child
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: John Ball Zoo
Organizer Phone: 616 336-4300
Organizer Email: [email protected]


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