Programs

Ed-Zoo-Cational Adventure

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Duration:
45 minutes
Details:

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)

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Details:

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 education@peoriazoo.org

Zoo Snooze

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Details:

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

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Time:
8:30-11:30
Details:

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:
$150
Age Restriction:
Ages 14
Registration Required:
Yes

Spooky Creatures & Scary Plants

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Date:
October 18, 2014
Time:
2:00-3:30 pm
Duration:
1.5 hours
Details:

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!

Member Cost:
$7.50 (Garden or Zoo Member)
Non-Member Cost:
$15
Minimum Number:
10
Maximum Number:
40
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Classes fill fast. Call to Register at 681-3559.