Looking for date ideas for Valentine's Day? Why not take some inspiration from our animal friends?

John Ball Zoo is is offering a virtual date night experience on Valentine’s Day.

On their Valentine's Day Virtual Safari, John Ball Zoo says you'll learn how "different animals date, mate, and procreate" and get a "sneak a peek into the surprising world of animal breeding" at the zoo and in the wild.

The virtual experience is live and will last about 45-60 minutes on Feb. 14th at 8:30p.m.

John Ball Zoo says the content is intended for adults only.

Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

You can get more info and sign up here.

On Feb. 13, John Ball Zoo has an "I will Owl-ways Love You" (all ages) virtual safari in which you can learn all about owls and how they turn heads here in Michigan. The Zoo has partnered with Frederik Meijer Gardens for this experience; Meijer Gardens will showcase an owl sculpture and share an art activity you can make at home. The program will last about 30 minutes and the cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

Until the zoo opens for the season this spring, they're offering the below "Critter Close-Up" virtual safaris on Saturdays at 10a.m.

February 20 - Polly wants the Spotlight - Parrots love attention so this safari is all about them. Even though they are not able to carry a conversation, they sometimes like to have the last word.

February 27 - Am I bugging you? - Bugs don't have to bug you. Cockroaches are amazing and diverse animals that do wonders for the environment. Join John Ball Zoo out why their hairy legs are so important.

March 6 - Hawkward or not? - Big or little, birds of prey are very talon-ted. Sharpen your raptor knowledge during this critter-close up without becoming prey.

March 13 - For Goodness Snakes Hissss-torically snakes are not everyone's favorite animal but you have to admire their ability to ssssurvive. They can win any staring contest and most like to hug. Learn about all of the goodness they provide the environment.

March 20 - All Quacked Up - Do you know how hard it is to get your ducks in a row? Splash into spring as John Ball Zoo introduces you to some of their favorite feathery friends.

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