Classes

Ed-Zoo-Cational Adventure Program

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Duration:
30-45 minutes
Details:

These 30-45 minute programs enhance any visit to the Zoo. With many topics to choose from, give your group a chance to meet some animals up close!

Reservations should be made two weeks in advance.

Per-Person Cost:
$3 plus Zoo Admission (special prices for school groups)
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Please call 681-355p.

Zoo Adventure Combo

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Duration:
1.5 hour
Details:

Our Ed-Zoo-Cational Combo includes a 45 minute class on a topic  of your choice with live animals, as well as a personal guide through the Zoo to tell you about the animals and answer your questions.  This program lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Reservations should be made two weeks in advance.

Child Cost:
$10.25 (includes zoo admission)
Adult Cost:
$14 (includes zoo admission)
Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes
To Register:

Please call 681-3559.

Home School (Formal) -Animal Teeth

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Date:
January 4, 2015
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

The SCIENCE behind animal teeth.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running January 14, February 11, March 11, and April 8.

Member Cost:
$6
Non-Member Cost:
$12
Age Restriction:
5-13
To Register:

Registration is required. Please call (309) 681-3559 to make reservations.

Zoo TOTS- North America

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Date:
January 10, 2015
Time:
10:00-10:50 am
Details:

Join us as we learn about habitats and travel the globe.  Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, January 10 and Thursday, January 15 at 10:00 am.

Member Cost:
$7
Non-Member Cost:
$15
Age Restriction:
For ages 2-4 (parents must attend)
To Register:

Classes fill fast. Call to Register at 681-3513.

Adult Lecture Series – History of Peoria Zoo

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Date:
January 18, 2015
Time:
2:00-3:30pm
Details:

Come and learn about Peoria Zoo! This adult only series will focus on what makes Peoria Zoo a world class zoo experience. Learn about our past, our efforts today, and our bright future. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Attend each class in the series, classes offered; January 18, February 15, March 15 and April 19

Member Cost:
$7.50
Non-Member Cost:
$15.00
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Age Restriction:
Must be 18 years and older
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 681-3559

Home School (Informal) -Rodents

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Date:
January 27, 2015
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

The SCIENCE behind Rodents.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running January 27, February 24, March 31, and April 28.

Member Cost:
$6
Non-Member Cost:
$12
Age Restriction:
5-13
To Register:

Registration is required. Please call (309) 681-3559 to make reservations.

Zoo TOTS- South America

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Date:
February 7, 2015
Time:
10:00-10:50 am
Details:

Join us as we learn about habitats and travel the globe.  Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, February 7 and Thursday, February 19 at 10:00 am.

Member Cost:
$7
Non-Member Cost:
$15
Age Restriction:
For ages 2-4 (parents must attend)
To Register:

Classes fill fast. Call to Register at 681-3513.

Home School (Formal) -Animal Hearts

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Date:
February 11, 2015
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

The SCIENCE behind animal hearts.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running January 14, February 11, March 11, and April 8.

Member Cost:
$6
Non-Member Cost:
$12
Age Restriction:
5-13
To Register:

Registration is required. Please call (309) 681-3559 to make reservations.

Family Lecture Series – Mobs, Pods and Prides

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Date:
February 14, 2015
Time:
9:00-10:00am
Details:

Bring your grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and kids of all ages to learn about animal families while spending time with your own! We will explore different animal family dynamics through activities, crafts, and games. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Attend both classes in the series; the classes are offered on February 14-Mobs, Pods, and Prides (Mammal Families) and April 11-Parliaments, Flocks, and Murders (Bird Families).

Member Cost:
$10.00 (1 Adult and 1 Child combo)
Non-Member Cost:
$20.00 (1 Adult and 1 Child combo)
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 681-3559

Adult Lecture Series – Animal Care at Peoria Zoo

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Date:
February 15, 2015
Time:
2:00-3:30pm
Details:

Come and learn about Peoria Zoo! This adult only series will focus on what makes Peoria Zoo a world class zoo experience. Learn about our past, our efforts today, and our bright future. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Attend each class in the series, classes offered; January 18, February 15, March 15 and April 19

Member Cost:
$7.50
Non-Member Cost:
$15.00
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Age Restriction:
Must be 18 years and older
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 681-3559

Home School (Informal) -Lizards

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Date:
February 24, 2015
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

The SCIENCE behind Lizards.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running January 27, February 24, March 31, and April 28.

Member Cost:
$6
Non-Member Cost:
$12
Age Restriction:
5-13
To Register:

Registration is required. Please call (309) 681-3559 to make reservations.

Zoo TOTS- Europe

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Date:
March 7, 2015
Time:
10:00-10:50 am
Details:

Join us as we learn about habitats and travel the globe.  Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, March 7 and Thursday, March 19 at 10:00 am.

Member Cost:
$7
Non-Member Cost:
$15
Age Restriction:
For ages 2-4 (parents must attend)
To Register:

Classes fill fast. Call to Register at 681-3513.

Home School (Formal) -Zoo Scene Investigation

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Date:
March 11, 2015
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

The SCIENCE behind zoo scene investigation.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running January 14, February 11, March 11, and April 8.

Member Cost:
$6
Non-Member Cost:
$12
Age Restriction:
5-13
To Register:

Registration is required. Please call (309) 681-3559 to make reservations.

Adult Lecture Series – Peoria Zoo Conservation

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Date:
March 15, 2015
Time:
2:00-3:30pm
Details:

Come and learn about Peoria Zoo! This adult only series will focus on what makes Peoria Zoo a world class zoo experience. Learn about our past, our efforts today, and our bright future. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Attend each class in the series, classes offered; January 18, February 15, March 15 and April 19

Member Cost:
$7.50
Non-Member Cost:
$15.00
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Age Restriction:
Must be 18 years and older
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 681-3559

Home School (Informal) -Ungulates

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Date:
March 31, 2015
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:
  1. The SCIENCE behind Ungulates.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running January 27, February 24, March 31, and April 28.

Member Cost:
$6
Non-Member Cost:
$12
Age Restriction:
5-13
To Register:

Registration is required. Please call (309) 681-3559 to make reservations.

Home School (Formal) -If I Ran the Zoo!

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Date:
April 8, 2015
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

If I ran the Zoo!

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running January 14, February 11, March 11, and April 8.

Member Cost:
$6
Non-Member Cost:
$12
Age Restriction:
5-13
To Register:

Registration is required. Please call (309) 681-3559 to make reservations.

Family Lecture Series – Parliaments, Flocks, and Murders

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Date:
April 11, 2015
Time:
9:00-10:00am
Details:

Bring your grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and kids of all ages to learn about animal families while spending time with your own! We will explore different animal family dynamics through activities, crafts, and games. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Attend both classes in the series; the classes are offered on February 14-Mobs, Pods, and Prides (Mammal Families) and April 11-Parliaments, Flocks, and Murders (Bird Families).

Member Cost:
$10.00 (1 Adult and 1 Child combo)
Non-Member Cost:
$20.00 (1 Adult and 1 Child combo)
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 681-3559

Zoo TOTS- Asia

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Date:
April 11, 2015
Time:
10:00-10:50 am
Details:

Join us as we learn about habitats and travel the globe.  Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, April 11 and Thursday, April 16 at 10:00 am.

Member Cost:
$7
Non-Member Cost:
$15
Age Restriction:
For ages 2-4 (parents must attend)
To Register:

Classes fill fast. Call to Register at 681-3513.

Adult Lecture Series – Animal Families

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Date:
April 19, 2015
Time:
2:00-3:30pm
Details:

Come and learn about Peoria Zoo! This adult only series will focus on what makes Peoria Zoo a world class zoo experience. Learn about our past, our efforts today, and our bright future. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Attend each class in the series, classes offered; January 18, February 15, March 15 and April 19

Member Cost:
$7.50
Non-Member Cost:
$15.00
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Age Restriction:
Must be 18 years and older
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 681-3559

Home School (Informal) -Tarantulas

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Date:
April 28, 2015
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

The SCIENCE behind Tarantulas.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running January 27, February 24, March 31, and April 28.

Member Cost:
$6
Non-Member Cost:
$12
Age Restriction:
5-13
To Register:

Registration is required. Please call (309) 681-3559 to make reservations.