Events

Back to School Day

back to school
Date:
August 8, 2015
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

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.

 

Per-Person Cost:
Regular Zoo Admission Applies
Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

T-Shirt Day

2015 t-shirt day
Date:
August 15, 2015
Time:
10:00-12:00 (or while they last)
Details:

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!

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Zoo After Dark

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Date:
August 28, 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:
August 29, 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 Run Run

ZOO RUN RUN Small 2015
Date:
August 29, 2015
Time:
8:30am (5K) and 9:15 (Youth)
Details:

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:

 

Member Cost:
Early Bird (5K) $20 ; Early Bird (Youth) $10
Non-Member Cost:
Early Bird (5K) $25 ; Early Bird (Youth) $12
At the Door Ticket Cost :
Member (5K) $25 ; Member (Youth) $12 : Non-Member (5K) $30 ; Non-Member (Youth) $15
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

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

grantparents day
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