November 12, 6-7:30pm at John Ball Zoo

Youth from the Central Youth Region (and their families!) are invited to gather at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids for Living Lights: An Illumizoo Experience!

This unique annual event invites the community to get outdoors, celebrate Michigan’s beautiful fall weather, and explore and learn more about the animals and organisms that lights up the night. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the wonders of living creatures that light up the night and the dark waters. Vibrant lights and sounds will transform the Zoo, enriching the appreciation of wildlife and wild places found all around us.

Admission will be sponsored for the whole family by the Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan. At least one parent/guardian from a family is required to attend with their kids for the duration of our time together. Space is limited!

We will gather at the Zoo at 6pm at a meeting spot to be determined — we’ll email all details to registrants a few days before the event.

Questions about this event? Please contact Jeff Brown, regional youth missioner serving the Central Youth Region, at or


John Ball Zoo
1300 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

A specific gathering spot will be communicated to participants ahead of the event!


The cost for this event is entirely subsidized by the Youth Formation budget of the dioceses. There is no cost for families to join.

The deadline to RSVP is Thursday, November 3rd.