John Ball Zoo hosting Adult Night Out this Thursday

Community News |Jul 22, 2020|2 min read

Special evening event for adults 21+ Thursday, July 23rd


GRAND RAPIDS, MI – John Ball Zoo is hosting Adult Night Out this Thursday, July 23rd for those aged 21 and up looking for a fun date night or friend’s night out.


Adult Night Out gives attendees the opportunity to experience the Zoo at night, with adult beverages, and without any kids. There will be select animal encounters for guests to choose from all starting at 7pm including; a turtle telemetry demo, bear training, a meerkat and African Cape porcupine talk, an animal spotlight, and fun trivia.


Guests can also enjoy the summer evening with beer and wine selections, specialty drinks and delicious food options. The newly launched JBZ beer in partnership with Brewery Vivant will also be served.


The Thursday, July 23rd event is 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Limited tickets are available so the Zoo highly recommends reserving tickets before the event. The Zoo offers three times to enter for the event at 5:45 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. to help with space for safe social distancing.


Tickets can be purchased online for $18 for members or $20 for non-members at Tickets could be available for those who walk-up but the Zoo cannot guarantee these will be available.


Masks will be required for those medically able when visiting their indoor habitats and for outdoor areas where a 6 feet distance is not possible between other guests. The Zoo asks for guests to bring their own mask.


John Ball Zoo is located on Fulton Ave., one mile west of downtown Grand Rapids. For questions or for more information, visit, call (616) 336-4301 or email