IllumiZoo - A Glenlore Tale

John Ball Zoo
1300 West Fulton Street,
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

At John Ball Zoo a tale of illuminating connections between wildlife and wild places is ready to be told. The illuminating tale of how we are all connected to each other, to the land, the water, the air, the trees, and all animals big and small with the power to make a positive change in our world. You are invited to take a journey through IllumiZoo – A Glenlore Tale at John Ball Zoo.

IllumiZoo – A Glenlore Tale is a one-mile outdoor nighttime journey through John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This magical tale told through a display of colors and sounds will wind through the lower and upper realms of the Zoo.  

Guests should note that the pathway through the Zoo will be lighted with sounds and changing lights and scenery but it is not a haunted trail experience. IllumiZoo – A Glenlore Tale will take about 45-60 minutes to walk, depending on your pace. Children of all ages will enjoy this attraction, as long as it isn’t past your bedtime.

The magical light show follows many of the same pathways that guests walk during the daytime at John Ball Zoo so it is wheelchair as well as stroller friendly. Masks are required of guests ages 5 and older who cannot maintain a 6’ distance between other guests. Also, the Zoo's animals will not be viewable during this nighttime experience.

Covid-19 Protocols
Help us stay safe and stay open. Masks are required for indoor spaces and outdoors when guests cannot maintain a 6' distance from other groups.
    Event Dates
    Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 2020-10-10 - 2020-11-15
    October 22, 2020
    7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
    October 23, 2020
    7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
    October 24, 2020
    7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
    October 25, 2020
    7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
    October 27, 2020
    7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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