Events

Home School

zoo tots
Date:
May 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

NO HOME SCHOOL CLASSES SCHEDULED May-July.
Home School classes will resume in August.

Age Restriction:
Classes will usually be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) and will run simultaneously.
To Register:

Registration is required. Please call (309) 681-3559 to make reservations.

Behind the Scenes Tour

Behind the Scenes
Date:
May 28, 2016
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 May 28, June 18, July 23, August 20, September 24 and Oct 22 at 9:00 am.

Non-Member Cost:
$24/person (includes Zoo Admission)
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

please call 309-681-3559

ZooFest

zoofest
Date:
May 28, 2016
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

Kick off summer right by joining the Zoo in our annual ZOOFEST celebration. Join us at 1:00 as we move the Chinese Alligator to her summer exhibit (weather permitting). We’ll have bouncy rides, games, animal encounters and more!

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Primate Day

primate day
Date:
June 4, 2016
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

Spider Monkeys, Mandrills, and YOU are just some of the primates we will discover through scavenger hunts, games, and much more!

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

World Oceans Day

worldoceansday
Date:
June 8, 2016
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet! Come out to the Zoo as to learn how important the ocean and waterways are to our future and what we can do to help!

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Breakfast with the…Tigers

Small Breakfast with tigers
Date:
June 11, 2016
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 Tiger breakfast is offered on Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th.

Member Cost:
Member Adult $9 ; Member Child $6
Non-Member Cost:
Non-Member Adult $18 ; Non-Member Child $12
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
20
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

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

Adult Only Night at the Zoo (21+ Only)

Small adult only
Date:
June 16, 2016
Time:
5:30pm - 8:30 pm (Outside animals will be moved off exhibit 30 minutes before sunset.)
Details:

Grab your significant other, friends, co-workers, and leave the kids at home! This is an adult only event, featuring a cash bar, keeper chats, and animal meet and greets! Guest can enjoy an adult beverage while strolling through the Zoo until twilight. Cash bar available (No outside alcohol allowed.)

$15/person ($12/person before June 11) Presale tickets available May 1st, 2016 at the gift shop

 

Adult Cost:
$15 /person ($12/person before June 11)
Age Restriction:
21 and over ONLY!
Registration Required:
Yes

Star Wars aka Luke I am your Father’s Day

Star_wars_day
Date:
June 19, 2016
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

Calling all Jedis, Wookies, and Rebels out to the Zoo for a day dedicated just to YOU! Enjoy Star Wars themed games, crafts, and a scavenger hunt!

 

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Zoo To Do

ZTD logo
Date:
June 24, 2016
Time:
6:30pm
Details:

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.  As part of this event, we will be honoring those who have supported the mission of Peoria Zoo, including Henry “Chappie” Chapman and The Junior League of Peoria. 

This special event will include a multi-course gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Ryan Dunkle of Two25 Restaurant featuring Filet Mignon with Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus Bundles.

Sponsors: 
Advanced Media Partners, LLC, Autohaus of Peoria, Bremer Jewelry, Heaven on Earth, Heeren Event Rentals, Ginny & Dave Gill, Growing Smiles, Soderstrom Skin Institute.

VIP Tickets available: VIP access begins at 5:30 PM.  VIP guests will receive a commemorative glass and a special animal experience.

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

Questions, Call Peoria Zoological Society at 681-3500 or email pzs@peoriaparks.org

Lego Day

lego day
Date:
June 26, 2016
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

When it comes to Legos, everyone is a child at heart! Bring you favorite Lego master to the Zoo to build, play, and grow their love of Legos with a zoo spin of course!

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes