Events

Home School

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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.

Mother’s Day Tea at the Zoo

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Date:
May 8, 2016
Time:
2:00pm-3:30pm
Details:

Join us in the lodge for a special Mother’s day treat. We will have tea and light snacks along with crafts for the kids, and animal encounters.

Registration is required. Mother’s Day Tea is offered on May 8 2:00-3:30 pm.

Member Cost:
Member Adults $9 ; Member Children $6
Non-Member Cost:
Non-Member Adults $18 ; Non-Member Children $12
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Please call 681-3559 to register.

ZOOTINI

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Date:
May 12, 2016
Time:
6:00-9:00 PM (5:30-9:00 for VIP Ticket Holders)
Details:

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT-A variety of martinis (shaken, not stirred) are served by local mixologists at an after-hours event in Africa! Taste our signature martinis and walk the boardwalk with friends for a wonderful spring evening event. Tastings, appetizers, dessert, and live entertainment by Dexter O’Neal and The Funk Yard are included with the ticket price. The event runs from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for regular ticket holders and 5:30-9:00 p.m. for VIP ticket holders. 

VIP Ticket: $75/person
This new ticket allows guests early access at 5:30 p.m., an extra martini and an exclusive animal experience. (Limited Quantity Available)

All tickets must be purchased by May 11th    **NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR**

Advance Ticket Cost:
$50
At the Door Ticket Cost :
$55 (after April 27)
Age Restriction:
This is an Over 21 Event
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

All tickets must be purchased by May 11th    **NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR**

Contact Info:

For more information, please call (309) 681-3500.

Princess and Pirates Weekend

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Date:
May 14, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Time:
11:00am-2:00pm
Details:

Come explore the Zoo dressed in your royal outfit or your buccaneer best as we explore the world of princesses and pirates! Meet parrots and “dragons” up close, encounter a magic mirror, dig for treasure, “walk the plank” and so much more!

Regular zoo admission applies. Princess and Pirates is offered on May 14th and May 15th

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes
To Register:

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Just drop in!

Breakfast with the…Red River Hogs

Small Breakfast with redriverhogs
Date:
May 23, 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 Red River Hog and Colobus monkey breakfast is offered on Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd.

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

Please call (309) 681-3559 for questions or 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 April 30, May 28, June 18, July 25, August 29, September 26, and October 31 at 9:00 am.

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

please call 309-681-3559

ZooFest

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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

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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

Star Wars aka Luke I am your Father’s Day

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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