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!
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.
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Call 309-681-3513 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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)
Zoo After Dark
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 August 29th and September 26th from 7:00-9:00pm.
Please call 309-681-3559
Spooky Creatures & Scary Plants
Instructors: Zoo & Botanical Garden Staff
Within nature, there are many spooky creatures and seriously dangerous, even frightening, plants. In the spirit of Howl-Zoo-Ween and the Chrysanthemum Show “The Nightmare before Christmas”, we will explore sensationally spooky creatures and beautiful but dangerous plants. The class will be held at the new Tropics classroom at the Zoo (use the old Zoo entrance). Halloween fun for the whole family! Spooky snacks will be served!
Classes fill fast. Call to Register at 681-3559.