The Zoo is open daily 10:00-5:00 Admission Gates close at 4:30.Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day.


Peoria Zoo is owned and operated by the Peoria Park District
Gold Medal Winner

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Peoria Zoo has been an accredited member of AZA since 1981

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The Peoria Zoological Society has raised $27.3  Million of $32.1 million for the Capital Campaign.

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Peoria Zoo is located at
2320 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
Phone: 309-686-3365

The Zoo is
open daily

last admission
at 4:30

We begin transferring animals to evening (off-exhibit) holding at 4:30 each night.

Our Mission:

Create connections that inspire an appreciation for the natural world.

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The Power of Play

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum and Peoria Zoo


Please help us raise $8 million to bring to life this daylong destination for learning through play. Your tax-deductible donation stays local, building a better future for our kids and our community.

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