Programs

Ed-Zoo-Cational Adventure Program

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Duration:
30-45 minutes
Details:

These 30-45 minute programs enhance any visit to the Zoo. With many topics to choose from, give your group a chance to meet some animals up close!

Reservations should be made two weeks in advance.

Per-Person Cost:
$3 plus Zoo Admission (special prices for school groups)
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Please call 681-355p.

Zoomobile

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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 Adventure Combo

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Duration:
1.5 hour
Details:

Our Ed-Zoo-Cational Combo includes a 45 minute class on a topic  of your choice with live animals, as well as a personal guide through the Zoo to tell you about the animals and answer your questions.  This program lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Reservations should be made two weeks in advance.

Child Cost:
$10.25 (includes zoo admission)
Adult Cost:
$14 (includes zoo admission)
Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes
To Register:

Please call 681-3559.

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

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

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

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