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: