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.

Adult Lecture Series – History of Peoria Zoo

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Date:
January 18, 2015
Time:
2:00-3:30pm
Details:

Come and learn about Peoria Zoo! This adult only series will focus on what makes Peoria Zoo a world class zoo experience. Learn about our past, our efforts today, and our bright future. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Attend each class in the series, classes offered; January 18, February 15, March 15 and April 19

Member Cost:
$7.50
Non-Member Cost:
$15.00
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Age Restriction:
Must be 18 years and older
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 681-3559

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

Family Lecture Series – Mobs, Pods and Prides

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Date:
February 14, 2015
Time:
9:00-10:00am
Details:

Bring your grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and kids of all ages to learn about animal families while spending time with your own! We will explore different animal family dynamics through activities, crafts, and games. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Attend both classes in the series; the classes are offered on February 14-Mobs, Pods, and Prides (Mammal Families) and April 11-Parliaments, Flocks, and Murders (Bird Families).

Member Cost:
$10.00 (1 Adult and 1 Child combo)
Non-Member Cost:
$20.00 (1 Adult and 1 Child combo)
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 681-3559

Adult Lecture Series – Animal Care at Peoria Zoo

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Date:
February 15, 2015
Time:
2:00-3:30pm
Details:

Come and learn about Peoria Zoo! This adult only series will focus on what makes Peoria Zoo a world class zoo experience. Learn about our past, our efforts today, and our bright future. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Attend each class in the series, classes offered; January 18, February 15, March 15 and April 19

Member Cost:
$7.50
Non-Member Cost:
$15.00
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Age Restriction:
Must be 18 years and older
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

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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

Breakfast with the…Giraffes

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Date:
March 7, 2015
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 Giraffe breakfast is offered on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th.

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.

Adult Lecture Series – Peoria Zoo Conservation

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Date:
March 15, 2015
Time:
2:00-3:30pm
Details:

Come and learn about Peoria Zoo! This adult only series will focus on what makes Peoria Zoo a world class zoo experience. Learn about our past, our efforts today, and our bright future. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Attend each class in the series, classes offered; January 18, February 15, March 15 and April 19

Member Cost:
$7.50
Non-Member Cost:
$15.00
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Age Restriction:
Must be 18 years and older
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 681-3559

Family Lecture Series – Parliaments, Flocks, and Murders

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Date:
April 11, 2015
Time:
9:00-10:00am
Details:

Bring your grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and kids of all ages to learn about animal families while spending time with your own! We will explore different animal family dynamics through activities, crafts, and games. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Attend both classes in the series; the classes are offered on February 14-Mobs, Pods, and Prides (Mammal Families) and April 11-Parliaments, Flocks, and Murders (Bird Families).

Member Cost:
$10.00 (1 Adult and 1 Child combo)
Non-Member Cost:
$20.00 (1 Adult and 1 Child combo)
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 681-3559

Adult Lecture Series – Animal Families

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Date:
April 19, 2015
Time:
2:00-3:30pm
Details:

Come and learn about Peoria Zoo! This adult only series will focus on what makes Peoria Zoo a world class zoo experience. Learn about our past, our efforts today, and our bright future. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Attend each class in the series, classes offered; January 18, February 15, March 15 and April 19

Member Cost:
$7.50
Non-Member Cost:
$15.00
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Age Restriction:
Must be 18 years and older
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Call 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

Mother’s Day Tea at the Zoo

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Date:
May 3, 2015
Time:
2:00pm-3:00pm
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.

Member Cost:
$7.50
Non-Member Cost:
$15
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Please call 681-3559 to register.