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John Ball Zoo's JUMP Program

Since 1996, John Ball Zoo has been providing free Zoo admission to economically challenged families in Kent County.  In 2014 over 36,000 deserving visitors came to enjoy the Zoo for free. Since 2009  JUMP has also  provided free Zoo admission to qualified families in Ottawa County.  YOU can send a deserving family to the Zoo this year with a gift to JUMP – for every $2 donated the Zoo one admission is provided.  A $5 donation can send a family to the Zoo.  Make your JUMP donation today!

JUMP makes family time at the Zoo possible. To learn more about the John Ball Zoo Jump Program or to share with others, please download our JUMP Program overview here.

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John Ball Zoo
attn: JUMP
1300 W Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

(616)336-3907 donate@jbzoo.org


A Special Thanks to our 2014 JUMP Sponsors

Irwin Seating Company
John Ball Zoo 
The Keller Foundation
Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA)
National Endowment for the Arts
The Rapid