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RULES and GUIDELINES:

Stingray Lagoon ($1 to feed stingrays)

• Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Budgie Aviary ($1 to feed budgies)

• Strollers are not allowed in the Aviary.
• Food and drinks are not allowed in the Aviary.

Camel Rides ($5 per rider): 75 riders per hour max capacity

• All riders must be at least two years old and a paying adult may be required to accompany young children - at the discretion of the ride operator.
• Participants may be asked to ride with other riders at the operator’s discretion.

Zip Line Adventure ($6 per rider): 40 riders per hour max capacity

• Must weigh at least 65 pounds and fit securely into the safety harness.
• Must be at least 43 inches tall and weigh no more than 250 pounds.
• Must wear closed-toe shoes. Closed-toe Crocs are available for rental for a $1 rental.
• No skirts or dresses.
• Pockets must be empty - no loose objects such as cell phones or cameras.
• No food, candy or gum while on the ride.

Ropes Course Adventure ($6 per rider): 80 riders per hour max capacity

• Must be at least 48 inches tall.
• Must fit securely into the safety harness.
• Must wear closed-toe shoes. Closed-toe Crocs are available for a $1 rental.
• Pockets must be empty - no loose objects such as cell phones or cameras.
• No food, candy or gum while on the course.

Swan Boat Rides ($5 per boat): 36 riders per hour max capacity

• Two adults and one child or two children and one adult allowed in one boat.
• All participants must be outfitted with life jacket. Children 12 and under must wear life jackets while in Swan Boats.
• A guardian, 18 years of age or older, must be present to sign waiver before boat rides.
• People less than 55 inches tall must be accompanied by a person 16 years or older.
• Swan Boat rides are limited to about 15 minutes.
• Participants must remain seated, keep hands in the boat and not bump other boats.

IDEMA Funicular ($3 per person, one way)

•  All participants must follow the directions of the ride operator at all times.

For all Rides and Experiences:

• Medical – participants must be in good health and physical condition. Not recommended for people with existing heart conditions, back or joint injuries or women who are pregnant.
• Weather - experiences and animal exhibits are subject to close due to weather conditions at the discretion of Experience Management or Zoo Animal Staff.
• John Ball Zoo staff has the right to refuse participation on/at Experiences or Rides as needed to ensure the safety of the rider(s), other Zoo visitors, staff and animals.