Ed-Zoo-Cational Adventure

45 minutes

These programs enhance any visit to the Zoo. With many topics to choose from, give your group a chance to meet some animals up close!

Non-Member Cost:
$2 plus Zoo Admission (special prices for school groups)



Bring the zoo to you, with just a phone call our animal ambassadors can visit your school or facility. Using biofacts, activities and up-close animal encounters we bring the outside world inside to you. Choose from a variety of programs, designed for all age groups to help fulfill State Standards.

Costs start at $100.00 for Peoria residents and $150.00 for non-residents. Prices are adjusted for travel outside of Peoria and number of participants.


To Register:

For More Information
Call 309-681-3513 or

Zoo Snooze


Ever had a giraffe peaking in your bedroom window? You can now when you spend the night at the Zoo! Get a chance to sleep in Africa!, enjoy nocturnal tours, meet some animals up close and find out what the Zoo is like at night. Your group’s adventure begins at 7:00pm and ends the next morning at 9:00am. Snack and breakfast provided as well as admission into the Zoo the next day! This program is great for scouts, church groups and so many others!

Member Cost:
$32/ person with a minimum of 20 participants.
Minimum Number:
20 participants
Age Restriction:
Must be 5 and older to participate; one chaperone required for every 5 children.
To Register:

Offered throughout the summer and fall, schedule your Zoo Snooze by calling (309)681-3559

Keeper for a Day


Have a love of animals? Have you ever dreamed of being a keeper? Come out and experience it firsthand! You will start the day with a keeper in your preferred area and help them take care of the animals throughout the morning.

Dates must be mutually agreed upon, only 1 person per day. Keepers for a day receive a picture & certificate to remember their experience.

Choose from the following 2 areas:

Reptiles (snakes and turtles) or Large Hoofstock (rhinos and giraffes)

Per-Person Cost:
Age Restriction:
Ages 14
Registration Required:

Zoo After Dark

April 24, 2015
7:00-9:00 pm
2 Hours

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:
Minimum Number:
Maximum Number:
To Register:

Please call 309-681-3559