LOOK: Larger-Than-Life Sea Sculptures On Display at John Ball Zoo Starting This Week
Looking for something to do this weekend? A new exhibit featuring huge sculptures made from marine debris opens this Friday, April 1 at John Ball Zoo!
John Ball Zoo is now open for the season. In addition to new real-life animals, there are also 16 larger-than-life aquatic animals on display throughout the Grand Rapids' zoo.
Washed Ashore: A New Exhibit Coming to John Ball Zoo
Have you ever visited Lake Michigan to find the beach trashed? Or seen garbage floating in the Grand River? "Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea" takes that debris that once polluted our nation's waterways and turns into into something beautiful: Large scale sculptures.
The Washed Ashore Project aims to educate about plastic pollution in the ocean and waterways and its devastating effects on aquatic life. The goal is to spark positive changes in consumer habits and promote environmental conservation and sustainability.
Turning marine debris into beautiful pieces of art, Washed Ashore artists create large, powerful sculptures that captivate all ages and teach environmental conservation and sustainability. From giant eagles made of recycled ocean waste to colorful jellyfish created from beach cleanups, the numerous sculptures graphically illustrate the tragedy of plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways while providing a fun, engaging, and educational opportunity for all of our guests.
How long is Washed Ashore at John Ball Zoo?
The traveling art exhibit opens at John Ball Zoo April 1, 2022 and will viewable through the end of the season in the fall.
How much does it cost to see Washed Ashore at John Ball Zoo?
Guests can view the Washed Ashore sculptures throughout the zoo at no additional cost.
You can find information on ticket pricing and hours at John Ball Zoo here.