John Ball Zoo

About John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo Inspires Our Community To Be Actively Engaged In The Conservation Of Wildlife And Our Natural Environment.
John Ball Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to the advancement of public education on the need for wildlife conservation and preservation. John Ball Zoo has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1983. Our accreditation is your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.

Our Vision: We envision a future of being a world-class zoo, a premier education facility, a renowned conservation center, and a wildly successful national visitor attraction.


Lead Zoo Guide

May 2021 - August 2021 Grand Rapids, MI
“I loved teaching guests about the animals at John Ball Zoo specifically their conservation concerns, and what we can do to help. ”

Camp Counselor

May 2017 Grand Rapids, MI
“I love this job, every day is interesting, and I’m learned so many new things. The past 3 summers here have been an exciting adventure every time!”
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