General Info


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 is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and realizing the vision for the new Peoria Zoo.

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Adult (13 and over) : $9.00
Child (2 - 12) : $6.00
Child (1 and under) : Free
Senior (65+) : $8.00
Active Military: $8.00

Visit the Zoo and the Gardens

Peoria Zoo admission rates also include admission to Luthy Botanical Garden on the same day.  Visitors going to the Garden first may show their receipt and get $2.50 off the Peoria Zoo admission price. Visitors going to the Zoo first may show their receipt to receive free admission to the Garden.

Our Mission

Create connections that inspire an appreciation for the natural world.

The Power of Play

The Power of Play campaign is a collaboration between the Peoria Zoological Society, Junior League of Peoria, and Peoria Park District creating a day-long destination for families, school groups, and tourists in the heart of our city.