447 Standale Plaza NW Walker, MI 49534
Thursday & Friday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Welcome to Zoology!
We are a unique zoo located right in the heart of West Michigan. Established just last year, we are now open to the public for a soft opening as we continue to enhance our facility and prepare for our grand opening. Our journey is just beginning and we're so excited to have you join us.
At Zoology, we are dedicated to showcasing a range of intriguing and often overlooked animals. Our goal is not just to entertain but to educate. We strive to inspire understanding, respect, and even affection for creatures that are often feared or misunderstood.
At the heart of our philosophy is an unwavering respect for the creatures we care for. Our approach is animal-centric; we only encourage interactions when our animal ambassadors are willing. This principle ensures our animals are comfortable and that every interaction is genuine and meaningful.
Our collection boasts an array of fascinating creatures. Max, our Argentine Black and White Tegu, never fails to charm visitors. Soon, Darth, our Caiman crocodile will be joining us and giving guests an unforgettable opportunity to hold a live crocodile! We'll also be introducing a majestic 10-foot Burmese python and an impressive 5-foot water monitor in the near future. Our specially designed water monitor enclosure is currently under construction and promises to be a feast for the eyes.
We believe that education should be immersive, engaging, and fun. Hence, our zoo keepers conduct guided tours, providing visitors with a wealth of knowledge about each species. These tours are a fantastic opportunity to delve deeper into the lives of our animal ambassadors.
Zoology is more than just a zoo - we're a part of the community. We are collaborating with the Department of Natural Resources to establish the first licensed reptile rehabilitation facility in West Michigan. Our conservation efforts extend beyond our walls. We aim to influence public attitudes towards native animals, advocating respect and relocation over destruction.
Our future plans are ambitious. We're in the process of obtaining export permits for two of our species. Once secured, we will be launching a breeding program, exporting offspring back to their native ranges to bolster wild populations.
While we currently have no official partnerships or affiliations, we are excited about the potential for collaboration as we grow and evolve.
We invite you to support our mission by frequenting the zoo, engaging with our animals, and sharing your experiences with friends and family. Help us spread the word by leaving a review or sharing your visits on social media.
Zoology is a place of discovery and connection. Come join us on our journey and experience the natural world like never before.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Welcome to Zoology!
Your adventure begins the moment you step into our gift shop. Here, you can purchase tickets either online in advance or at the door. Remember, your ticket provides access for the whole day - just keep your wristband that we'll provide at the counter. We do require each guest to sign a waiver, which will allow you to interact with certain animals during your visit.
Your journey through the zoo could take many forms, depending on various factors. You might explore the zoo on your own, or you might have one of our knowledgeable zookeepers as your guide. Our guided tours offer unique opportunities to learn about the various species in our care as keepers introduce select animals, share fascinating details about each one, and allow for special interactions.
Some of these interactions could include handling a scorpion or tarantula at one of our special animal interaction stations. If you time your visit just right, you might even see our handlers feeding the animals or maintaining their enclosures.
Even after a guided tour, we encourage you to continue exploring at your own pace. We want you to fully experience all the wonders our zoo has to offer.
We welcome and encourage photography during your visit. Feel free to capture as many memories as you want and share your adventure with friends and family!