John Ball Zoo

Community Updates: Friday, September 2

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-02-2022 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department and SAFE Task Force To Hold Anonymous Gun Buyback Event in Push for Violent Crime Prevention The Grand Rapids Police Department and the SAFE Task Force have announced that they are planning to...

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Community Updates: Friday, August 19

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-19-2022 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library to Host "Adult Storytime" Events  The Grand Rapids Public Library has announced that it will be hosting four monthly "Adult Storytime" events at the Golden Age at Creston Brewery to...

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Community Updates: Friday, July 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-08-2022 under NEWS

John Ball Zoo Announces the Return of Some of its Birds After A HPAI Quarantine Earlier this year, both Canada and the United States saw an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) among its avian populations -- particularly "...

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Community Updates: Friday, Apr. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-01-2022 under NEWS

More funds for infrastructure are coming to Grand Rapids Michigan lawmakers recently announced their approval of a $4.7 billion statewide infrastructure package, known as the Building Michigan Together Plan. SB 565 and HB 5525 will appropriate...

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Greater Grand Rapids residents invited to become part of state history Aug. 1 during creation of new traveling Michigan Wildlife Photo Mosaic Wall

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan children, their families and wildlife aficionados of all ages are invited to become part of the first-ever traveling Michigan Wildlife Photo Mosaic Wall on Thursday, Aug. 1, during KidsDay at the Zoo. The once-in-a-lifetime experience...

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Wege Foundation awards Grand Rapids Symphony a $1 million grant for diversity, equity and inclusion

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 06-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

For centuries, the mission of an orchestra such as the Grand Rapids Symphony was to make music. In recent times, the job of a performing arts organization also has been to inspire, motivate, educate and nurture its audience. Today, it’s the...

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Ride The Rapid to events throughout Grand Rapids, Kentwood this August

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Make the most out of the last full month of summer by visiting events throughout Grand Rapids and Kentwood. This month is especially jam-packed with free and low-cost events for families looking to stick to their summer budget. Whether it’s...

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Ride The Rapid to get to events throughout May

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 04-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

April showers bring May flowers, so here's to hoping for good weather and beautiful blooms all month long. The spring forecast also offers another excuse to catch a ride on The Rapid and let us do the driving, whether it's to get you to work...

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John Ball Zoo and Grand Rapids Public Museum proposal November 8

by (mikelomonaco)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

The John Ball Zoo and Grand Rapids Public Museum are more than just places to visit; they’re part of who we are as a community. These institutions strongly influence the quality of life for Kent County residents and ensure people of all ages...

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Beyond the Birds and the Bees at John Ball Park

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-03-2016 under

John Ball Zoo's Veterinarian Dr. Ryan Colburn and Animal Care Supervisor Tim Sampson, will guide participants through the world of animal mating behaviors. What animal makes an elaborate “house” filled with shiny gifts to attract a...

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