With your help we can continue to make John Ball Zoo an affordable, first-rate Zoo for all to enjoy. Your gift to the John Ball Zoological Society helps to support Zoo enrichment, expansion and programming. Gifts of any size are welcomed and may be made in honor or memory of a special someone.
Restore the Roar Campaign - We're bringing back tigers!
Over the next three years some fabulous new exhibits and amenities will be added to John Ball Zoo. Every donation counts—large and small—please become a supporter today and make these improvements possible.
Donate Online - General Donations / Honors / Memorials
Sorry! Our on-line sales services for donations is being moved to our new on-line store. In order to complete the transition we will not be able to process any on-line donation transactions. We aniticipate going live in late March . Again we are sorry for the inconvenience. Most of these items have mail-in options or please call us at 336-3309 and we will be happy complete your requests by phone.
Wish List - Animal Enrichment
Keeping the more than 1,200 John Ball Zoo animals in enrichments for the entire year requires quite an assortment and quantity of items. Click here to learn more about enrichments and for a “wish list” of items requested by the animal care specialists!
JUMP was piloted in 1996 following its development by a task force led by former Grand Rapids Public School principal, Ruth Jones, and other colleagues.
Click here to learn how you can support JUMP or to learn more about the JUMP program.
Donate by Mail
Please mail your check payable to John Ball Zoo Society to:
John Ball Zoo Society
P.O. Box 2506
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-2506