Reopening Safety Guidelines

During this phase of Governor Pritzker's Restore Illinois Plan, businesses providing outdoor recreation are allowed to open with specific safety practices in place.

Reopening Peoria Zoo safely and successfully has required some modifications.  Below is a list of changes in our current operations.

  • Per current Illinois and CDC Guidelines, we kindly ask you to wear a mask if you are unvaccinated,  or if you are unable to safely physically distance while you are visiting our buildings. Also, please wear your mask while visiting the Aussie Walk-About and Tropics building (since certain animal species are also susceptible to COVID).  Guests with preexisting health conditions unable to wear a mask/face covering for medical reasons are exempt.

  • Zoo closes at 5:00

  • Lodge, Barton and Boardwalk Restrooms are all open to visitors

Staff will continue their extensive cleaning efforts, which includes cleaning and sanitizing touch points on a regular basis throughout the day.

We are thrilled to be able to open Peoria Zoo to visitors once again!  We ask for everyone's patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this new normal.  As is always the case, it is the goal of Peoria Park District and Peoria Zoo to provide the best experience for visitors as possible.

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