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John Ball Zoo's JUMP Program

17 years and counting… that’s how many years that the John Ball Zoo Society has been providing free Zoo admission to economically challenged families in Kent County.  In 2011 over 33,000 deserving visitors came to enjoy the Zoo for free.  JUMP is now providing free Zoo admission to qualified families in Ottawa County too.  YOU can send a deserving family to the Zoo this year with a gift to JUMP – for every dollar donated the Zoo provides one admission 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.

Other ways to donate: (Use this form for mail or fax donations)

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



A Special Thanks to our 2012 JUMP Sponsors

Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids
The Bank of Holland
Irwin Seating Company
John Ball Zoo
John Ball Zoo Society
The Keller Foundation
Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA)
National Endowment for the Arts
Padnos Iron & Metal Co.
The Rapid
Rhodes McKee PC
Slemons Foundation