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Your After Hours rental includes:

• Full access to all public areas of the Zoo* - events are scheduled 6:30 to 9:00 pm but guests may arrive earlier
• Event Staff members to assist 4 - 9:30 pm - additional staff available at $25 per hour

Covered areas:

• Lion Viewing Bomas
• Chimp Deck
• Large tented area with tables on the Boardwalk
• Two exhibit buildings - Treasures of the Tropics & Van Andel Living Shores Aquarium open to 9 pm

Animal contact:

• Wallabies
• Pygmy goats
• Red’s Hobby Farm petting coral
• Stingray Lagoon
• Budgie Aviary - 200 feedsticks included
• Strolling animal handlers mingle with guests and answer questions

* Animal welfare, births, construction, etc. may make an area of the Zoo inaccessible during rental. John Ball Zoo reserves the right to designate these areas as off limits at any time.

Private After Hours Zoo Rentals:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
June, July and August

2015 Pricing
AFTER HOURS Zoo grounds and exhibits -
animals in exhibits to 8:00 pm
3 Event Staff Assistants

M.-F. 6:30 to 9:00 pm
$4000 plus $6 per person

S. & S. 6:30 to 9:00 pm
$4500 plus $6 per person

Camel rides - open to 8:00 pm
Zip Line Rides
Ropes Course Adventure

IDEMA Funicular


Call 616-336-4314 for current rates


Terms of Use for Zoo facility rentals; includes Preferred Caterers
Adventure Experiences Rules and Guidelines