GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – It is officially opening day at John Ball Zoo! The animals are excited to welcome guest back to the zoo and there are some new friends that they cannot wait to introduce you to, including baby Cotton-top tamarins. There is plenty more fun in their line-up for this season including a new exhibit all about conservation. Washed Ashore is a brand new lager-than-life exhibit that features beautiful sea life sculptures made entirely of marine debris collected from beaches. Plus guest can look forward to a couple new animals that will soon be calling John Ball Zoo home.

The zoo’s Spring hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on weekends 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Be sure to check the zoo out today for a wild time with the whole family! For ticketing information visit the zoo’s website jbzoo.org.