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Thank you for considering a visit to John Ball Zoo with your students. We have two registration options for you, so please read through the options and choose the one that meets your needs. 

  • Option 1: Pre-pay online with a credit card - Click here to continue
  • Option 2: Register online without payment and use confirmation paperwork to send us a check at least 2 weeks before the date of your visit - Click here to continue

FOR SCHOOL GROUPS ONLY: Please note that the rates available through this registration process are only for school groups during the traditional calendar school year and only for school students in grades prek-12. Day care centers do not qualify for these discounted rates. 

LIMITED FREE CHAPERONES: To help ensure proper supervision during your visit, teachers, bus drivers, 1:1 paraprofessionals are free along with 1 free adult chaperone for every 5 paying students. If you choose to add more than the allowed amount of chaperones during your registration, we will contact you about changing your order and require additional payment if necessary. 

We look forward to your visit. Please call 616-336-4301 with any questions.