Events

Bird Day

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Date:
August 2, 2014
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

Join us to celebrate our fine feathered friends through games, activities, and up close animal encounters. Learn about the birds who call Peoria Zoo home as well as those found in your very own backyard!

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

Breakfast with the…Rhinos and Zebras

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Date:
August 9, 2014
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 Rhino / Zebra breakfast is offered on Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th.

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.

Home School-Animals in Action

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Date:
August 13, 2014
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

The SCIENCE behind animal movement.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Classes will usually be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) and will run simultaneously. Parents are welcome but not required.

Home School classes are running August 13, September 10, November 12, and December 10.

Member Cost:
$6
Non-Member Cost:
$12
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.

T-Shirt Day

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Date:
August 16, 2014
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 2 shirts per group). Admission into the Zoo is required. T-shirts available while supplies last!

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Super Hero Day

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Date:
August 17, 2014
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

Dress up like your favorite super hero and come out to the Zoo for games, animal encounters and more!

Per-Person Cost:
Regular Zoo admission applies.
Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Zoo After Dark

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Date:
August 29, 2014
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 August 29th and September 26th from 7:00-9:00pm.

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

Please call 309-681-3559

Zoo Run Run

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Date:
August 30, 2014
Time:
8:30am (5K) and 9:15 (Youth)
Details:

The 36th 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 2014 Zoo Run Run t-shirt, prizes and post-race food.  Registration forms will be available starting August 1, 2014 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:

2014 Zoo Run Run Registration Form

You may either send or deliver your pre-registration entry form to the Zoo. Registration forms may be copied.

Home School-Animal Kids

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Date:
September 10, 2014
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

Growing up is hard!

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Classes will usually be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) and will run simultaneously. Parents are welcome but not required.

Home School classes are running August 13, September 10, November 12, and December 10.

Member Cost:
$6
Non-Member Cost:
$12
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.

ZOO BREW and WINE TOO

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Date:
October 2, 2014
Time:
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Details:

Tickets go on sale starting September 1st!

This wildly popular event is returning to the Zoo again in October. Guests sample a wide variety of beers and wines during this fun fall evening. Enjoy drink tastings, appetizers, themed dessert, and live music while walking the boardwalk of Africa! Ages: 21 & older.

Starting September 1st, reserve your ticket(s) online, over the phone or in-person at the Safari Gift Shop before they sell out!

Age Restriction:
Ages: 21 & older

Home School-Poopology

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Date:
November 12, 2014
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

Smells not included!

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Classes will usually be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) and will run simultaneously. Parents are welcome but not required.

Home School classes are running August 13, September 10, November 12, and December 10.

Member Cost:
$6
Non-Member Cost:
$12
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.

Home School-Remarkable Reptiles

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Date:
December 10, 2014
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

“Cold blooded and Cool”

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Classes will usually be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) and will run simultaneously. Parents are welcome but not required.

Home School classes are running August 13, September 10, November 12, and December 10.

Member Cost:
$6
Non-Member Cost:
$12
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.