Father’s Day at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids

For Father’s Day, we took the kids to the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids. We all had a good time, and the kids were remarkably well-behaved. Reilly fell asleep for a while, so we put the seats down in the wagon and pulled him around while he napped.

Julie really seemed to enjoy looking at the animals. She was fascinated by the big brown bear that kept pacing back and forth in its cage, and she almost started crying when we left the budgie cage, which has 200-300 budgies in it. You can actually go inside and feed the birds seed from a stick! Julie loved that.

Here are some of the pictures I took at the zoo:

John Ball Zoo Entrance

The entrance to the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

John Ball Zoo Rose Garden

The rose garden outside the entrance of the John Ball Zoo

 

John Ball Zoo Budgie Aviary

The budgie aviary houses at least 200-300 budgies.

 

John Ball Zoo Budgies

Budgies at the John Ball Zoo

 

John Ball Zoo Budgies 8

Julie really got a kick out of feeding the budgies.

 

John Ball Zoo Budgies

A Yellow and Green Budgie

 

Budgie at the John Ball Zoo

Someone Feeding a Budgie

 

Green and Yellow Budgie

Green and Yellow Budgie

 

John Ball Zoo Budgies

Budgies at the John Ball Zoo

 

John Ball Zoo Pelican

Pelican

 

John Ball Zoo Pelicans

Pelicans

 

John Ball Zoo Reticulated Python

Reticulated Python

 

John Ball Zoo Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon

 

John Ball Zoo Poison Dart Frogs

Poison Dart Frogs

 

Blue Poison Dart Frog

Blue Poison Dart Frog

 

John Ball Zoo Anemones

Anemones at the Zoo Aquarium

 

John Ball Zoo Anemones 2

More Anemones

 

John Ball Zoo Bear

A Bear at the John Ball Zoo

 

John Ball Zoo Living Wall

Living Wall at the John Ball Zoo

 

John Ball Zoo Living Wall

A closer look at the Living Wall

 

John Ball Zoo Dragon Statue

This dragon is located in the swan boat pond outside of the zoo.

 

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4 Responses to Father’s Day at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids

  1. This is a great park. Biodiversity is present.

  2. June says:

    Great photos! I always love to visit zoos. When I am visiting other countries or states I always make sure I visit wildlife areas or zoos. It is really amazing experience! Thank you for the post.

  3. Soo cute budgies..awww. I like the green budgie very much. Amazing photos

  4. I am about to be traveling through Grand Rapids this weekend. I think you just convinced me to take a trip with the kids to the zoo. They are going to love it! Great pics.

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