Gifts of the Wild
Open everyday the zoo is open! Located right at the front of the zoo. Admission is not required to visit the gift shop. Offering many varieties of products for all ages, everyone in your group should be able to find their favorite souvenir! Products that you will find at Gifts of the Wild include, Eco-friendly and fair trade, a wide selection of T-Shirts and apparel accessories, hats, jewelry, John Ball Zoo imprinted souvenirs and a variety of toys and stuffed animals.
Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade
You will find hand-crafted authentic African items made by the tribesman of Kenya. We also offer purses made by Artisans in India. There are also scarves made from the recycled fabric of Sari Dresses worn by Indian women. Check out our sculptures and figurines carved from Tagua Nuts and Sea Turtles made of marble. Proceeds go to help save Elephants and Sea Turtles.
T-Shirts and Apparel
We have T-Shirts for everyone in the family. From Adult all the way down to infant. Classic styles as well as humorous designs, you will get a kick out of our T-shirts if you take the time to look through them. Pick out your hat to go along with your hip new shirt.
Whether you are looking for a piece of jewelry for a night out on the town, or for your kids to place dress up with, we have it all! We have kid’s jewelry for $10 and under. We even have Eco-Friendly or higher end jewelry from $10-$90. If you are looking for a unique gift for yourself, we even have personalized name jewelry.
John Ball Zoo Souvenirs
Spoons, thimbles and shot glasses, oh my!! We have everything that you can think of collecting that has our “John Ball Zoo” name on it. Looking for a way to remember your trip? Check out the patches, pins, Christmas Ornaments, key chains and everything else we could think of to put our name on!
Toys and Stuffed Animals
Need another fluffy friend? Check out our Wedding Cake looking “Plush Stage” filled with every critter you could ever imagine! From Wolverines to Cockatoos, we have it all. Child have another school project? Diorama perhaps? Come in and find your little plastic animal replicas here! We have 36 different themed “toobs”, and a huge variety of individual animal replicas.
( Seasonal) Choose from 90 different designs of Glitter Tattoos! From Glam Rock skulls and guitars to Mom Approved animals and sport themes, there is a tattoo for all ages! This is NEW this year and taking the place of our airbrushed tattoos. Located on your way to the Petting Zoo by Z’s play area.
(Seasonal) Located at the top of the hill across from the Bald Eagles. This stand has everything for the reptile lover in your family including the very popular 70” Plush Snakes! Be sure to stop by this stand and get everything “reptile” themed!
(Seasonal) Located at the front of the zoo by the popular John Ball Statue, this stand has all of your necessity needs before you start your adventure into the zoo. From Sunscreen to cameras to batteries and much more! This stand also has a small variety of gift items for purchase all under $10.00!! Perfect for the kids that are on a budget! Stroller, Electric Cart and Wheelchairs will also be done from this stand. Single stroller rentals are $6.00, Double Stroller rentals are $8.00 (ID Required), Electric Cart Rental is $22.00 (ID Required) and Wheelchairs are free (ID Required). These are all on a first come first serve basis and cannot be reserved ahead of time.
North American Cart
(Seasonal) Opens May 11th. Located by the newly renovated Bear Exhibit. Stop here after visiting the bears in their new home. This stand offers a variety of animals, most from the North American Region. Stop by for a cool toy or a cuddly new plush friend to take home with you!
Planning a trip to the Zoo and need a fast gift idea for the kids? Save time and money with Pre-Ordered Gift Bags! Pre-Ordered Gift Bags are a convenient and easy way to bring home souvenirs from your day at John Ball Zoo. Order Online and your gift bags will be ready for you to pick up when you arrive to the Zoo or when you are ready to leave the Zoo. There are 3 unique options to choose from!
School Group Grab - Bag $1
Souvenir Grab Bag - $2.50
Zoo Themed Grab Bag - $4.00
Minimum order is 12 bags. Must be ordered 7 days in advance.
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Please contact us at (616) 336-4327 if you have any questions. Gift bag
items may be substituted due to availability.