Events

Critter Christmas

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Date:
December 6, 2014
Time:
9:00-11:00 am
Duration:
2 hours
Details:

Enjoy Christmas Zoo style! Enjoy a light breakfast and crafts in our lodge from 9:00-10:00, and then head out into the Zoo. Starting at 10:00, our animals will get gifts here at the Zoo that you can watch them enjoy. Santa will be making a visit too, so don’t miss a chance to make sure he’s got you on the “nice” list! Everyone from meerkats to lions to tigers will receive special treats throughout the day. Special thanks to the Ol Dairy Barn Christmas Tree Farms in Trivoli for the Christmas trees.

Buy tickets ahead of time and skip the line!

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

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.

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

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

Behind the Scenes
Date:
February 28, 2015
Time:
9:00 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 30at 9:00 am.

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

please call 309-681-3559

Behind the Scenes Tours

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Date:
March 21, 2015
Time:
9:00 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

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

Behind the Scenes Tours

Behind the Scenes
Date:
April 25, 2015
Time:
9:00 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

Zoo After Dark

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Date:
May 29, 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

Behind the Scenes Tours

Behind the Scenes
Date:
May 30, 2015
Time:
9:00 am
Duration:
1 hour
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