Free Educator Day at Grand Rapids Public Museum, John Ball Zoo

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 07-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) and John Ball Zoo are hosting a Free Educators Day on Monday, August 13 for teachers to learn about educational opportunities at both locations in the coming school year.   Teachers and educators can...

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John Ball Zoo opens early for spring

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 03-20-2018 under NEWS

Whether it be fuzzy, feathered, scaly, or hairy, animals are on display for the early opening of the John Ball Zoo. The familiar sights of the zoo’s North American grizzly bears, tropical reptiles and amphibians, and of course the beloved red...

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John Ball Zoo plans for growth as nonprofit

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 12-17-2015 under NEWS

Amid years of attendance growth, John Ball Zoo is on its way to expansion under a new master plan recently approved by zoo directors. The plan will cost around $50 million over the next 25 years. The funds will go toward new changes that will affect...

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John Ball Zoo unveils new tiger exhibit

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NEWS

On June 14, a new tiger exhibit entitled “Crawford Tigers of the Realm” opened for public viewing at the John Ball Zoo. The zoo has been without tigers since 2009, when a female tiger was moved to Roosevelt Park Zoo following the death...

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Local Elections 2012: 19th District County Commission candidates respond to Rapidian questions

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-30-2012 under NEWS

Our politics beat asked the 19th District County Commission candidates [Lance Penny, Shana Shroll and Deanna Kloostra] some questions for our Rapidian readers. We hope they help you to get informed about where they stand on issues that affect us...

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Mark Kahny and The Boogie Woogie Babies perform at Jazz at the Zoo

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-10-2012 under NEWS

Despite the high temperatures last week Monday, a large crowd gathered at the John Ball Zoo for the weekly Jazz at the Zoo concert hosted by the West Michigan Jazz Society (WMJS). WMJS 2012 musician of the year Mark Kahny and his band performed...

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