Enjoy Christmas Zoo style! Enjoy a light breakfast and crafts in our lodge from 9:00-10:00, and then head out into the Zoo. Starting at 10:00, our animals will get gifts here at the Zoo that you can watch them enjoy. Santa will be making a visit too, so don’t miss a chance to make sure he’s got you on the “nice” list! Everyone from meerkats to lions to tigers will receive special treats throughout the day. Special thanks to the Ol Dairy Barn Christmas Tree Farms in Trivoli for the Christmas trees.
Buy tickets ahead of time and skip the line!
Home School-Remarkable Reptiles
“Cold blooded and Cool”
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. Classes will usually be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) and will run simultaneously. Parents are welcome but not required.
Home School classes are running August 13, September 10, November 12, and December 10.
Registration is required. Please call (309) 681-3559 to make reservations.
Romance at the Zoo
Join us as we look at the complicated, beautiful and sometimes bizarre courtship rituals of the animal kingdom. From videos to meeting animals up close, this will give you a whole new perspective on relationships!
Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
Year of the Sheep
Join us as we celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Sheep. Enjoy a light breakfast as we learn about these amazing animals, create sheep related crafts and even get a chance to meet some other Chinese Zodiac animals up close! Registration is required.
Behind the Scenes Tour
How much do rhinos weigh? Where do giraffes sleep? All this and more will be answered during our behind the scenes tours. This hour long tour will take you into areas the public doesn’t normally get to see, you can learn more about the animals and how we care for them. Offered February 28, March 21, April 25, and May 30at 9:00 am.
please call 309-681-3559
Breakfast with the…Giraffes
Our popular series is back, with new breakfast opportunities.
Join us for a light breakfast while learning about the animal of the day. Then head down to their exhibit and see the featured animal enjoy their breakfast too! This is perfect for the entire family, enjoy breakfast and then head out and see the rest of the Zoo.
The Giraffe breakfast is offered on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th.
Please call (309) 681-3559 for questions or to make reservations.
Zoo After Dark
Interested in what goes on after the lights go out at the Zoo? Join us for this special tour as we talk about night houses, nocturnal animals and even meet some animals up close! Bring your family or bring a whole group, registration is required.
This class is offered April 24 and May 29 from 7:00-9:00pm.
Please call 309-681-3559