UpROARious Online Auction
Join us for our annual online auction to support YOUR Peoria Zoo! This multi-day auction is loaded with items of all interests and price points. From Zoo experiences, to things for your home, to jewelry, to gift cards, to stuff for your kids, there is really something for everyone!
The auction will start at 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 21st and will go through Sunday, September 24th at 8:00 pm.
For more information, please call (309) 681-3500.
Family Nature Club
Let’s get back to nature together! Nature based crafts, activities, takeaways, and more! Join our Peoria Zoo Family Nature Club! Family Nature Club is a program for all ages! This program is designed for parents and children to explore the natural world together.
Family Nature Club Programs are running August 26, September 9 and September 26
Aug. 26 Migration Investigation
What does it take to prepare and go on a long journey? We’ll be talking about the different animals that migrate and the reasons why.
Sept. 9 Leaves are Lovely
Let’s take a look at the different things that plant leaves provide: food, shelter and more!
Sept. 26 Winter is Coming
Different animals have different strategies for surviving the cold season. We’ll dive into adaptations and behaviors that help animals survive during the winter.
To register please call 309-681-3559.
Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments, crafts and more! Each month is a new topic designed to help meet state standards and ignite a love of animals in young learners. Parents are welcome to attend for a fee. For students 5-13 years old.
Home School classes are running September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13
Homeschool Dates and Topics
Sept. 13 SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction)
Many animal populations are in need of help. We’ll talk about what we can do to aid animal species and we’ll explore the many successes in animal conservation.
Oct. 11 Creepy Crawlers
They’re not just creepy, they’re necessary! We’ll explore the world of invertebrates and the benefits of our little friends.
Nov. 8 We’re So Thankful
In the Thanksgiving spirit, we will talk about those animals who play important roles in human lives.
Dec. 13 Santa’s Naughty List
Asian carp, Burmese pythons, and garlic mustard. What do all of these things have in common? They are all invasive species! We’ll explore some troublesome species and talk about the ways we can help our native friends.
Registration is required; please call 309-681-3559.
HOWL-ZOO-WEEN is held on both
Friday October 13th & Saturday Oct 14th 5:30-8:30.
Calling all ghosts and ghouls, join us for our annual event. With a trick or treat trail, bounce houses, Fall market, and so much more, come out and enjoy this family friendly event. Lines are scary, purchase tickets early on-line or at the safari zoo gift shop. Tickets on sale now.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:
Wand-Making and Wine at Luthy Botanical Garden
Wand-Making and Wine, ADULT CLASS at Luthy Botanical Garden
Venture into the world of wand-making and wand lore, with a glass of wine or beer. We will explore wand-making, a few magical plants….but most of importantly you will be paired with your very own wand! Dressing wizard gear is encouraged, but not mandatory.
Wine and beer available for purchase.
Ages: 21 and over, and limited to 15 participants
Wand-Lore and Wand-Making at Luthy Botanical Garden
Wand Lore and Wand-Making at Luthy Botanical Garden
Wizards, witches, and muggles are welcomed to the world of wand-making and wand-lore. Dressing in wizard gear is encouraged, but not mandatory. We will explore wand-making, a few magical plants…but most importantly you will be paired with your very own wand!
Age: 6-15, and limited to 15 participants