Events

Grandparents Day at the Zoo

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Date:
September 13, 2015
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

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!

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Zoo After Dark

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Date:
September 25, 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, May 29, August 28 and September 25 from 7:00-9:00pm.

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

Please call 309-681-3559

Behind the Scenes Tour

Behind the Scenes
Date:
September 26, 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 April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, and October 31 at 9:00 am.

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

please call 309-681-3559

Zoo To Do

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Date:
September 26, 2015
Time:
6:30pm
Details:

Zoo To Do Gala, Diamond Anniversary

On September 26, 2015, we will hold our annual gala event, Zoo To Do at Peoria Zoo benefiting the Peoria Zoological Society.

On our diamond anniversary, we will be honoring those who have supported the mission of Peoria Zoo. Spend the evening mingling with the animals of Africa! while you enjoy our signature cocktail and live music. A silent auction, live auction, and raffle will be available.  This special event will include a 3-course gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Ryan Dunkle and Steve Fosdick of Two25 Restaurant featuring Filet Mignon & Parmesan Garlic mashed potatoes.

VIP Cocktails & Lion Tales  

Purchase a VIP ticket and join us an hour early at 5:30pm, for an exclusive opportunity to enjoy Lion Tales.

Per-Person Cost:
$125/person ( VIP Tickets $150/person) Tables of 10 are available
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

For tickets or more information, please call the Peoria Zoological Society office at
(309) 681-3500 or e-mail us at pzs@peoriaparks.org

ZOO BREW and WINE TOO

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Date:
October 29, 2015
Time:
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Details:

This wildly popular event is returning to the Zoo again in October. Guests socialize and sample a wide variety of beer and fine wine as they explore Africa! after hours at Peoria Zoo. This event also includes appetizers, live music and dessert.

Ages: 21 & older.

 

Advance Ticket Cost:
Tickets are $50/person
At the Door Ticket Cost :
After 10/19 Tickets will be $55/person
Age Restriction:
Ages: 21 & older