Back to School Day
School is starting soon! Come spend your last bit of summer with us! Celebrate everything that makes summer wonderful while looking forward to everything a new school year offers.
Support the Zoo and the food bank too! Bring in 3 non-perishable food items and receive a free t-shirt from the Zoo (limit 1 shirt per person). Admission into the Zoo is required. T-shirts available while supplies last!
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
Zoo Run Run
The 37th Annual Zoo Run Run is a fun healthy way to support the growth of Peoria Zoo. The even consists of Youth 1/4 Mile Run for ages 12 and under and a 5K (3.1mile) Grand Prix Race that winds through the Zoo and Glen Oak Park. Racers will start and finish near the Africa! portal in Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park.
Registration includes a 2015 Zoo Run Run t-shirt, prizes and post-race food. Registration forms will be available starting August 1, 2015 at Peoria Zoo and other park district facilities or can be found here:
You may either send or deliver your pre-registration entry form to the Zoo. Registration forms may be copied.
2015 Zoo Run Run Registration Form
Grandparents Day at the Zoo
Bring your Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, or Papa out to the Zoo. Spend time learning all about the importance of families in the animal world while spending time with your own family!