Zambezi River Village

An indoor and outdoor banquet facility within Peoria Zoo. The River Village overlooks the new Africa! exhibit. The village is available for receptions, corporate events, or group meetings.
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Tree Top Classroom

Perched high on the boardwalk overlooking the new Africa! exhibit. Once in the classroom visitors will have the very unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at the giraffe barn through a special viewing window.
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Rondavel in Africa!

Located just outside Zambezi River Lodge is equipped with a sound system and lighting. The perfect setting for a DJ or live entertainment.
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Zambezi River Lodge

Located right next to Luthy Botanical Gardens inside The Peoria Zoo, The Zambezi River Lodge is a new facility seating up to 200 people. With breathtaking views of the new ‘Africa Portal’, it will be a much sought after venue for receptions and conferences.



The Lodge has indoor restrooms, heated floors, a catering kitchen, and is temperature-controlled for year-round use. Just outside is the Zambezi River Village which ncludes a covered, open-air rondoval for additional entertainment needs. You and your guests will have a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.
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Birthday Parties
at the Zoo

Include a birthday party coordinator, a visit from our animal ambassadors, games, cake, punch, paper products, invitations, t-shirt for the birthday boy or girl and admission into the zoo.
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Tree Top CLassroom On the Boardwalk





Also available for rent at Peoria Zoo:

The Entire Zoo
A grr-eat place to host your group.
The entire zoo is available for after hours rentals and can accommodate thousands of guests.


The Capy Cabana
A grr-eat place to host your group in our tented area.
Our tent can accommodate up to 150 people.


For information on any Peoria Zoo Rentals: Please contact Guest Services at:


baby shower

Baby Showers
at the Zoo

Looking for a place to hold your baby shower? How about the Zoo? New this year, we are offering our Treetops classroom for your baby shower. Price includes the room for 2 hours, a cake from Trefzgers, and admission into the Zoo for up to 15 people.
Call today to book your baby shower now!
Price $225.