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Calvin Around Town

Join us at the zoo!

Registration is now closed. Thank you for a great response!
Call (616) 536-6507 if you have questions.

If you have already registered...join Calvin alumni and friends on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at John Ball Zoo’s newest indoor event space—the elegant, scenic and dramatic Bissell Tree House. Situated in the Forest Realm, the tree house opens to a wooded area of the zoo that was previously undeveloped.

The Idema Funicular (or 3-car tram on an elevated track) will take you to one of the highest points in Grand Rapids. Enjoy food and drink while taking in sweeping views of the Grand Rapids skyline from the hilltop viewing area, wrap-around covered deck, and the ballroom, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass.


5:45 p.m. Funicular rides begin transporting guests to the Bissell Tree House. The zoo is located at 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

6:00 p.m. Strolling appetizer reception at the Bissell Tree House

6:45 p.m. Learn how the zoo touches conservation, education, sustainability, the economy and quality of life in West Michigan from John Ball Zoo CEO Brenda Stringer. Also learn about Calvin's connections from Calvin biology professor Rich Nyhof.


Registration is now closed. Call (616) 526-6507 if you have questions. And check back for Spring 2013 edition of Calvin Around Town!


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What is Calvin Around Town?

The Grand Rapids Chapter of the Calvin Alumni Association is pleased to present "Around Town" events, providing Calvin alumni and friends with an inside look at famous city settings! Contact us.

Our last event was at Heart of the City Health Center on April 19, 2012. Our next event will be Spring 2013!