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Ed-Zoo-Cational Program

May 8th, 2014 by

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.

Zoo Adventure Combo

December 1st, 2014 by

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.

Home School-Animals in Action

May 13th, 2014 by

The SCIENCE behind animal movement.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Classes will usually be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) and will run simultaneously. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Home School classes are running August 13, September 10, November 12, and December 10.

Africa! Adventure Tour

May 8th, 2014 by

Our tours include a 45 minute personal guide through the Zoo to tell you about the animals and answer your questions.

Reservations should be made two weeks in advance.

Adult Lecture Series – Animal Care at Peoria Zoo

November 25th, 2014 by

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

Family Lecture Series – Mobs, Pods and Prides

November 25th, 2014 by

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).

Zoo TOTS Q is for …….

May 6th, 2014 by

Explore the alphabet at the Zoo- join us answer look at the animal world from A to Z. Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Zoo TOTS R is for …….

May 6th, 2014 by

Explore the alphabet at the Zoo- join us answer look at the animal world from A to Z. Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Home School-Animal Kids

May 13th, 2014 by

Growing up is hard!

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Classes will usually be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) and will run simultaneously. Parents are welcome but not required.

Home School classes are running August 13, September 10, November 12, and December 10.

Zoo TOTS- T is for …….

May 6th, 2014 by

Explore the alphabet at the Zoo- join us answer look at the animal world from A to Z. Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

This class is offered Saturday, September 13 and Thursday, September 18 at 10:00 am.

Zoo TOTS U & V are for …….

May 6th, 2014 by

Explore the alphabet at the Zoo- join us answer look at the animal world from A to Z. Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

This class is offered Saturday, October 4 and Thursday, October 16 at 10:00 am.

Zoo TOTS- W & X are for …….

May 6th, 2014 by

Explore the alphabet at the Zoo- join us answer look at the animal world from A to Z. Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

This class is offered Saturday, November 8 and Thursday November 20 at 10:00 am.

 

Home School-Poopology

May 13th, 2014 by

Smells not included!

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Classes will usually be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) and will run simultaneously. Parents are welcome but not required.

Home School classes are running August 13, September 10, November 12, and December 10.

Home School-Remarkable Reptiles

May 13th, 2014 by

“Cold blooded and Cool”

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Classes will usually be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) and will run simultaneously. Parents are welcome but not required.

Home School classes are running August 13, September 10, November 12, and December 10.

Zoo TOTS- Y & Z are for …….

May 6th, 2014 by

Explore the alphabet at the Zoo- join us answer look at the animal world from A to Z. Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

This class is offered Saturday, December 13 and Thursday December 18 at 10:00 am.

Zoo TOTS- North America

December 2nd, 2014 by

Join us as we learn about habitats and travel the globe.  Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, January 10 and Thursday, January 15 at 10:00 am.

Adult Lecture Series – History of Peoria Zoo

November 25th, 2014 by

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

Zoo TOTS- South America

December 2nd, 2014 by

Join us as we learn about habitats and travel the globe.  Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, February 7 and Thursday, February 19 at 10:00 am.

Adult Lecture Series – Peoria Zoo Conservation

November 25th, 2014 by

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

Zoo TOTS- Europe

December 2nd, 2014 by

Join us as we learn about habitats and travel the globe.  Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, March 7 and Thursday, March 19 at 10:00 am.

Home School (Formal) -If I Ran the Zoo!

December 1st, 2014 by

If I ran the Zoo!

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running January 14, February 11, March 11, and April 8.

Family Lecture Series – Parliaments, Flocks, and Murders

November 25th, 2014 by

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).

Zoo TOTS- Asia

December 2nd, 2014 by

Join us as we learn about habitats and travel the globe.  Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, April 11 and Thursday, April 16 at 10:00 am.

Adult Lecture Series – Animal Families

November 25th, 2014 by

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

Zoo TOTS- Africa

May 20th, 2015 by

Join us as we learn about habitats and travel the globe.  Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, August 8 and Thursday, August 16 at 10:00 am.

Home School (Informal) -Lemurs

December 2nd, 2014 by

The SCIENCE behind Lemurs.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running August 25, September 29, November 24 and December 15.

Zoo TOTS- Australia

September 8th, 2015 by

Join us as we learn about habitats and travel the globe.  Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, September 12 and Thursday, September 17 at 10:00 am.

Home School (Informal) -“Get Dirty Get Outside”

December 2nd, 2014 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running September 29, October 27, November 24, and December 15.

Zoo TOTS- Antarctica

September 8th, 2015 by

Join us as we learn about habitats and travel the globe.  Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and stories, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, October 3 and Thursday, October 15 at 10:00 am.

Spooky Creatures & Scary Plants

August 6th, 2014 by

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!

Home School (Informal) – Creatures of the Night

September 8th, 2015 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running September 29, October 27, November 24, and December 15.

Zoo TOTS- “How the Zebra got its Stripes”

September 8th, 2015 by

Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and beloved children’s books, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, November 14 and Thursday, November 19 at 10:00 am.

Home School (Formal) -Can you Hear Me Now?

December 1st, 2014 by

Can you Hear me Know? (Animal Communication)

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Zoo TOTS- “Caps for Sale”

September 8th, 2015 by

Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and beloved children’s books, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, December 12 and Thursday, December 17 at 10:00 am.

Home School (Formal) -Oceans

November 5th, 2015 by

Ocean Science

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running December 9, January 13, February 10, and March 9.

Zoo TOTS- “What do You do with a Tail like this”

November 5th, 2015 by

Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and beloved children’s books, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, January 9 and Thursday, January 14 at 10:00 am.

Home School (Informal) – Animal Resolutions

November 5th, 2015 by

Animal Resolutions

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running December 15, January 26, February 23 and March 22.

Home School (Formal) -Animal Valentines

November 5th, 2015 by

Animal Valentines

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running December 9, January 13, February 10, and March 9.

Home School (Informal) – Polar Bears

November 5th, 2015 by

Polar Bears

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running December 15, January 26, February 23 and March 22.

Home School (Formal) -Walk on the WILD Side

November 5th, 2015 by

Walk on the WILD Side (Native Animals)

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running December 9, January 13, February 10, and March 9.

Zoo TOTS- “There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Frog”

November 5th, 2015 by

Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and beloved children’s books, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday, March 12 and Thursday, March 17 at 10:00 am.

Home School (Informal) – Butterflies

November 5th, 2015 by

Butterflies

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running December 15, January 26, February 23 and March 22.

Home School (Formal) -It’s Easy Being Green

March 28th, 2016 by

It’s Easy Being Green (Earth Day Celebration)

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running December 9, January 13, February 10, March 9, and April 6.

Zoo TOTS- “How do Lions say I Love You?”

March 28th, 2016 by

Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and beloved children’s books, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Thursday, April 14 at 10:00 am.

Home School (Zoo and Garden) -Spring has Sprung

March 28th, 2016 by

Discover the many signs in the plant and animal worlds that Spring is just around the corner.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Classes is co-taught by Luthy Botanical Garden and Peoria Zoo Education Staffs.

 

Zoo TOTS

March 30th, 2016 by

NO ZOO TOTS CLASSES SCHEDULED May-July.
Zoo TOTS classes will resume in August.

Home School

March 30th, 2016 by

NO HOME SCHOOL CLASSES SCHEDULED May-July.
Home School classes will resume in August.

Home School (Formal) -Animal ESP

May 25th, 2016 by

The SCIENCE behind Animal ESP (Animal Amazing Senses).

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running August 10 and September 14.

There was a misprint in the June “Zootales” Newsletter, we apologize for any confusion.

Zoo TOTS- “Mister Seahorse”

May 25th, 2016 by

Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and beloved children’s books, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday August 13th  or  Thursday, August 18th   at 10:00 am.

Home School (Informal) -Down on the Farm

May 25th, 2016 by

Animals DOWN of the FARM.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running August 30, and September 27.

There was a misprint in the June “Zootales” Newsletter, we apologize for any confusion.

Home School (Formal) -Dinner or Diner

May 25th, 2016 by

Dinner or Diner (Food Chain).

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running August 10 and September 14.

There was a misprint in the June “Zootales” Newsletter, we apologize for any confusion.

Zoo TOTS- “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

May 25th, 2016 by

Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and beloved children’s books, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday September 10th  or  Thursday, September 15th   at 10:00 am.

Home School (Informal) -Giraffes

May 25th, 2016 by

The Science behind Giraffes.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running August 30, and September 27.

There was a misprint in the June “Zootales” Newsletter, we apologize for any confusion.

Zoo TOTS- “Ten Little Ducks”

October 4th, 2016 by

Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and beloved children’s books, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Saturday October 15th  or  Thursday, October 20th at 10:00 am.

Home School (Informal) – Animals that go Bump in the Night

October 4th, 2016 by

Animals that go Bump in the Night.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running October 25th , November 22nd and December 20th

 

Home School (Formal) -Metamorphosis

October 4th, 2016 by

Metamorphosis

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running November 9th and December 7th.

 

Home School (Informal) – Domesticated vs WILD

October 4th, 2016 by

Domesticated vs. WILD

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running October 25th , November 22nd and December 20th

 

Home School (Informal) – Rainforests

October 4th, 2016 by

Rainforests

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running October 25th , November 22nd and December 20th

 

Home School (Formal) -Inspired by Animals

January 31st, 2017 by

Home School (Formal) Inspired by Animals

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running Feb 8th, Mar 8th, April 5th.

Home School (Zoo and Garden) -Defenses

January 31st, 2017 by

Home School (Zoo and Garden)

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Classes is co-taught by Luthy Botanical Garden and Peoria Zoo Education Staffs.
Zoo / Garden Home School Classes are offered on Feb 23rd, Mar 23rd, and Apr 27th.

 

Home School (Informal) – Pachyderms

January 31st, 2017 by
  1. Home School (Informal)- Pachyderms 

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running Feb 28th, Mar 28th, Apr 25th.

Home School (Formal) – Where do I Belong?

January 31st, 2017 by

Home School (Formal) Where Do I Belong (animal classification)

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running Feb 8th, Mar 8th, April 5th.

Home School (Zoo and Garden) -Pollinators

January 31st, 2017 by

Home School (Zoo and Garden)

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Classes is co-taught by Luthy Botanical Garden and Peoria Zoo Education Staffs.
Zoo / Garden Home School Classes are offered on Feb 23rd, Mar 23rd, and Apr 27th.

 

Home School (Informal) – Who Left That?

January 31st, 2017 by
  1. Home School (Informal)- Who Left That? (animal tracks, sheds, & more) 

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running Feb 28th, Mar 28th, Apr 25th.

Home School (Formal) -Lakes, Ponds and Streams

January 31st, 2017 by

Home School (Formal) Lakes, Ponds and Streams

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running Feb 8th, Mar 8th, April 5th.

Home School (Informal) – Around the World in 90 minutes.

January 31st, 2017 by
  1. Home School (Informal)- Around the World in 90 minutes

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running Feb 28th, Mar 28th, Apr 25th.

Home School (Zoo and Garden) -Water

January 31st, 2017 by

Home School (Zoo and Garden)

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Classes is co-taught by Luthy Botanical Garden and Peoria Zoo Education Staffs.
Zoo / Garden Home School Classes are offered on Feb 23rd, Mar 23rd, and Apr 27th.

 

Home School (Formal) -So You Want To Work at the Zoo

April 6th, 2017 by

Oceans

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running August 9th, and September 13th.

Zoo TOTS- “Click, Clack, Moo”

August 9th, 2017 by

Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and beloved children’s books, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Thursday, Aug 17th at 10:00 am.

Home School (Informal) – Down Under in Australia

April 6th, 2017 by
  1. Down Under in Australia

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running April 28 August 29th and September 26th .

Home School (Formal) -Animal Architects

April 6th, 2017 by

Animal Architects

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running August 9th, and September 13th.

Zoo TOTS- “Bear Snores On”

November 5th, 2015 by

Through up-close animal encounters, crafts, and beloved children’s books, you and your child can explore the amazing world of animals.

Registration is required.

This class is offered Thursday, Sept 21 at 10:00 am.

Home School (Informal) – Primates of the World

October 31st, 2017 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

 

Home School (Formal) -Fascinating Birds

October 31st, 2017 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Formal) -Eye See You

January 8th, 2018 by

Oceans

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Informal) – Why Animal Why? (Behaviors and Adaptations)

January 8th, 2018 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

 

Home School (Zoo and Garden) -Winter Plant Adaptations

January 8th, 2018 by

Home School (Zoo and Garden)

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Classes is co-taught by Luthy Botanical Garden and Peoria Zoo Education Staffs.
Zoo / Garden Home School Classes are offered on Feb 22nd and Mar 22nd.

 

Home School (Informal) – Animal Olympics

January 8th, 2018 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

 

Home School (Formal) – The Nose Knows?

January 8th, 2018 by

Oceans

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Zoo and Garden) -Plant Parents

January 8th, 2018 by

Home School (Zoo and Garden)

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Classes is co-taught by Luthy Botanical Garden and Peoria Zoo Education Staffs.
Zoo / Garden Home School Classes are offered on Feb 22nd and Mar 22nd.

 

Home School (Informal) – The Odor of it All

January 8th, 2018 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

 

Home School (Formal) – Earth Day

January 8th, 2018 by

Oceans

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Informal) – Pollinators

January 8th, 2018 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

 

Home School (Formal) – Animal Tongues

January 8th, 2018 by

Oceans

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Informal) – The Deep Ocean

January 8th, 2018 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

 

Home School (Formal) – What’s for Lunch? (food chains)

January 8th, 2018 by

Oceans

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Informal) – Grasslands

January 8th, 2018 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

 

Home School (Informal) – Grossology

January 8th, 2018 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

 

Home School (Formal) – Weird Animal Families

January 8th, 2018 by

Oceans

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Informal) – Deserts

January 8th, 2018 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

 

Home School (Formal) – Animal Kids

January 8th, 2018 by

Oceans

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Informal) – The Tundra

October 31st, 2017 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $6/member, $12/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

 

Home School (Formal) – Reptiles

October 4th, 2016 by

What’s going on at the Zoo?

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $7/member, $14/non-member.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running November 9th and December 7th.

 

Home School (Informal) – Animals in Art

November 5th, 2015 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $7/member, $14/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running Jan 29, Feb  26, Mar 26, Apr 30.

Home School (Formal) -Mammals

September 8th, 2015 by

 

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10.

Home School (Informal) -Animals in Literature

March 28th, 2016 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $7/member, $14/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running January 29, February 26, March 26, and April 30.

Home School (Formal) – Birds

December 2nd, 2014 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

Formal Home School classes are running Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10.

Home School (Informal) -Mythbusters

December 2nd, 2014 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $7/member, $14/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running January 29, February 26, March 26, and April 30.

Home School (Formal) -Zooperhero Invertebrates

December 2nd, 2014 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $7/member, $14/non-member. Formal Home School classes are running January 9, February 13, March 13, and April 10.

Home School (Informal) – BEEP! BEEP!

September 8th, 2015 by

Animal Enrichment

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome at a cost of $7/member, $14/non-member.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Informal Home School classes are running Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26 and Apr 30

Home School Mini Camp

April 9th, 2019 by

MINI-CAMP for Homeschoolers
No need to take the summer off from Peoria Zoo Homeschool! This camp is designed for Homeschool children to explore the animal world and bridge the summer gap between Homeschool classes! Each day will be a different topic to explore!

Home School (Formal)-Time for Your Checkup (Veterinary Care)

March 27th, 2019 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Informal) -ZSI (Zoo Scene Investigation)

December 1st, 2014 by

The SCIENCE behind zoo scene investigation.

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Home School (Formal)-Can’t we all just get along? (Symbiosis)

October 31st, 2017 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Informal) – The Amazing Amazon

March 27th, 2019 by

The Amazing Amazon

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

 

Home School (Informal) – Gather and Store

April 6th, 2017 by

Gather and Store (Getting Ready for Winter)

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

 

Home School (Formal)-Conservation Successes

March 27th, 2019 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Informal) -Ungu-what? Ungulates

March 27th, 2019 by

Ungulates

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience! 

Home School (Formal)-What’s to Eat?

March 27th, 2019 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Informal) -Can You Hear Me Now?

January 8th, 2018 by

Oceans

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience! 

Home School (Formal)-The Right Tool for the Right Job?

March 4th, 2020 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Informal) -Animal Olympics?

March 4th, 2020 by

Oceans

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

Home School (Formal)-Earth Day?

March 4th, 2020 by

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Formal Home School Classes are more structured than Informal Home School classes.  Attend both!!

 

Home School (Informal) – Helping our Wild Friends?

March 4th, 2020 by

Oceans

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments and more. Each month is a new topic and helps to meet state standards. Some classes will be divided into age groups (5-8 years and 9-13 years) for certain activities. Parents are welcome but not required.

Informal Home School classes are designed to give the students more choices and more chances for social opportunities all while learning about our amazing animals. Attend both the Formal and the Informal classes for a well rounded Zoo experience!

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