Princess and Pirates Weekend
Come explore the Zoo dressed in your royal outfit or your buccaneer best as we explore the world of princesses and pirates! Meet parrots and “dragons” up close, encounter a magic mirror, dig for treasure, “walk the plank” and so much more!
Regular zoo admission applies. Princess and Pirates is offered on May 2nd and May 3rd
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Just drop in!
Mother’s Day Tea at the Zoo
Join us in the lodge for a special Mother’s day treat. We will have tea and light snacks along with crafts for the kids, and animal encounters.
Registration is required. Mother’s Day Tea is offered on May 3 and May 10th.
Please call 681-3559 to register.
A variety of martinis (shaken, not stirred) are served by local celebrity bartenders at an after-hours event in Africa! Taste signature martinis and walk the boardwalk with friends for a wonderful springtime evening event. Martini tastings, appetizers, event-themed desserts, and live entertainment will all be provided.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, March 16th! Hurry before this event sells out!
For more information, please call (309) 681-3500.
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, May 29, August 28 and September 25 from 7:00-9:00pm.
Please call 309-681-3559
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 April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, and October 31 at 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, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th and Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th.
Please call (309) 681-3559 for questions or to make reservations.