To All Friends of the Peoria Park District:

The Peoria Park District's mission focuses on supporting the health and wellness of those who live, work and play in our District. In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, the District continue to focus on this important work.

On May 29, Governor Pritzker's Restore Illinois Plan moves to Phase 3. During this phase, businesses providing outdoor recreation are allowed to open with specific safety practices in place.  As such, Peoria Zoo will be re-opening for visitors this coming weekend.  Members will be able to access the Zoo on Friday, May 29, while the general public can begin visiting on Saturday, May 30.

Reopening Peoria Zoo safely and successfully will require numerous modifications, careful observation and quick action if/when modifications are necessary.

Click here for a full list of the modifications.

In order to better ensure good social distancing, the Zoo will limit attendance and require timed reservations and tickets in order to enter the Zoo.

The Zoo will be open seven days a week and guests can make reservations through the zoo’s website.  Everyone must register for a specific date and time slot.  Entry is allowed at any time during your reserved time slot.

Zoo staff will be required to wear masks/face coverings and the Zoo will require all guests over the age of 2 to wear masks/face coverings while visiting. Guests with preexisting health conditions unable to wear a mask/face covering for medical reasons are exempt. Guests are allowed to remove or lower their masks/face coverings when practicing good social distancing of 6 feet or more when eating or drinking.  Face coverings can help minimize virus transmission. Keeping our animal care staff safe and protected is the best measure to keep our animals safe and protected.

Click here to make Member Reservations or purchase General Admission Tickets

Thank you for your understanding.

Peoria Zoo will be re-opening for visitors this coming weekend. Reopening the zoo safely and successfully will require numerous modifications. Peoria Park District Executive Director, Emily Cahill demonstrates what a trip to Peoria Zoo will look like for the next few weeks.

Open 10-4:30 Daily


Adult (13 and over) : $10.50
Child (2 - 12) : $7.50
Child (1 and Under) : FREE
Senior (65+) :  $9.50
Active Military : $9.50

We begin transferring animals to evening
(off exhibit) holding at 4:30 each night.

Peoria Zoo

Peoria Zoo