Events

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

Romance at the Zoo

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Date:
February 14, 2015
Time:
2:00-4:00 pm
Details:

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.

Per-Person Cost:
$15 ($25 couple)
Age Restriction:
18 and up
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 681-3559

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

Year of the Sheep

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Date:
February 21, 2015
Time:
9:00 - 11:00 am
Details:

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.

Member Cost:
$7.50
Non-Member Cost:
$15
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 681-3559

Behind the Scenes Tour

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Date:
February 28, 2015
Time:
9:00 - 10:00 am
Details:

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 30 at 9:00 am.

Non-Member Cost:
$22/person (includes Zoo Admission)
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

please call 309-681-3559

Breakfast with the…Giraffes

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Date:
March 7, 2015
Time:
9:00-10:00
Details:

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.

Member Cost:
$7.50
Non-Member Cost:
$15
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
20
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Please call (309) 681-3559 for questions or to make reservations.

Remarkable Reptiles

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Date:
March 14, 2015
Time:
11:00am-2:00pm
Details:

From snakes to turtles, do not miss your chance to find out more about the fascinating world of reptiles. We will have animal encounters and talks throughout the event as well as a snake feeding at 1:00pm.

When: March 14 11:00-2:00

Regular zoo admission applies

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes
To Register:

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Just drop in!

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

Frogwatch Training

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Date:
March 21, 2015
Time:
1:00pm-4:00pm
Details:

Join the growing number of Citizen Scientists, learning how to count frogs by learning their calls. Over the course of training we will teach you how to identify different frogs and toads, where and how to listen for them and how to report what you heard. Learn about these fascinating amphibians and help make a difference in the world around you! Registration is Required.

Frog Watch Training is offered on February 28 and March 21 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Please call 681-3559 to register.

Easter Egg Scramble

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Date:
March 28, 2015
Time:
10:00am-12:00 noon
Details:

Looking for a hopping good time? Bounce on over to the Zoo for our annual Easter egg celebration, loaded with candy and fun. The Easter egg hunt is for children 0-9 years.

10:30     ages 0-3 years
10:50     ages 4-6 years
11:10     ages 7-9 years

Member Cost:
$3.50 (Member Child)
Non-Member Cost:
$6.50 (Non-member Child) ; $9.00 (Non-Member Adult)

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

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

Zoo After Dark

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Date:
April 24, 2015
Time:
7:00-9:00 pm
Duration:
2 Hours
Details:

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.

Per-Person Cost:
$20
Minimum Number:
10
Maximum Number:
20
To Register:

Please call 309-681-3559

Party for the Planet

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Date:
April 26, 2015
Time:
11:00am-2:00pm
Details:

From recycling to butterfly gardens, explore what simple ways you can help make the planet a better place. We will have animal encounters, games and earth friendly treats our animals will receive throughout the day.

When: April 26 11:00-2:00

Regular zoo admission applies

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes
To Register:

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Just drop in!

Princess and Pirates Weekend

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Date:
May 2, 2015
Time:
11:00am-2:00pm
Details:

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

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes
To Register:

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Just drop in!

Mother’s Day Tea at the Zoo

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Date:
May 3, 2015
Time:
2:00pm-3:00pm
Details:

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.

Member Cost:
$7.50
Non-Member Cost:
$15
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Please call 681-3559 to register.