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!
Join the growing number of Citizen Scientists, learning how to count frogs by learning their calls. Over the course of training we will teach you how to identify different frogs and toads, where and how to listen for them and how to report what you heard. Learn about these fascinating amphibians and help make a difference in the world around you! Registration is Required.
Frog Watch Training is offered on January 30 and February 20 from 9am-Noon.
Please call 681-3559 to register.
Romance at the Zoo
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.
Breakfast with the…Giraffes
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 Giraffe breakfast is offered on Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th.
Please call (309) 681-3559 for questions or to make reservations.
From snakes to turtles, do not miss your chance to find out more about the fascinating world of reptiles. We will have animal encounters and talks throughout the event as well as a snake feeding at 1:00pm.
When: March 12 11:00-2:00
Regular zoo admission applies
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Just drop in!
Easter Egg Scramble
Looking for a hopping good time? Bounce on over to the Zoo for our annual Easter egg celebration, loaded with candy and fun. The Easter egg hunt is for children 0-9 years.
10:30 ages 0-3 years
10:50 ages 4-6 years
11:10 ages 7-9 years