Final week of IllumiZoo – A Glenlore Tale at John Ball Zoo

The opportunity to see the popular nighttime event IllumiZoo – A Glenlore Tale at John Ball Zoo is running short. This is the final week for the illuminated tale which runs Tuesday through Sunday, with the final day being this Sunday, November 15th.

IllumiZoo – A Glenlore Tale has been inspiring guests since October 10th and tells a tale of illuminating connections between wildlife and wild places. 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.

IllumiZoo – A Glenlore Tale is a one-mile outdoor nighttime journey through John Ball Zoo. This magical tale told through a display of colors and lights winds through the lower and upper realms of the Zoo and is the combined imaginations of Bluewater Technologies of Wixom, Michigan, and John Ball Zoo.

Discover adorable, and vibrant lighted creatures that come alive at night to help tell the tale and experience a dazzling show of lights and sounds that are sure to captivate your imagination. 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.

The Zoo also announces a uniquely immersive music theme is planned for the final evening of IllumiZoo – A Glenlore Tale on Sunday, November 15 with Symphony Mystique. From Gershwin to Tchiakovsky, Vivaldi and Beethoven, revel in Symphony Mystique. A captivating selection of symphony music that will lead guests through this magical tale told through a display of colors and lights through the lower and upper realms of John Ball Zoo!

Hours, and admission rates vary by day so visit for complete details. Guests are highly encouraged to reserve their timed tickets ahead of time to guarantee their preferred date and time to experience IllumiZoo – A Glenlore Tale.

John Ball Zoo is located on Fulton Ave., one mile west of downtown Grand Rapids. For questions or for more information, visit, call (616) 336-4301 or email

John Ball Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1891 and located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Guided by the four core values of Conservation, Education, Community, and Celebrate, John Ball Zoo accomplishes the mission to inspire our community to be actively engaged in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment.

Bluewater Technologies Group, Inc. is the only woman-owned corporation of its kind, operating four industry-leading business units to support sensory storytelling through digital & physical canvases. Founded in 1985 with a vision to make people smile, Bluewater consistently delivers support for highimpact communication through events & installations. Learn more at