The John Ball Zoological Society serves as a private support organization for the John Ball Zoo. The Zoo Society was incorporated in 1950 and has been working in partnership with the Zoo since that time. The Society operates a membership program, food services and the Gift Shop, coordinates publicity and promotions, and conducts fund-raising operations. The Zoo Society contributions include funds for promotions, events, marketing, advertising, animal purchases, a portion of the education budget, and all capital exhibit construction.
Address: P.O. Box 2506 1300 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49501