Enter into the exhibit with George our Aldabra Tortoise in this unique behind-the-scenes experience! Our staff will guide you behind the scenes and into the Aldabra Tortoise yard where you will have the opportunity to touch our Aldabra Tortoise. Learn more about conservation and what you can do to further act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world!
The Aldabra Tortoise experience is offered on Saturdays, June 8th, June 29th, July 20th, Aug 10th and Sundays, June 16th, July 7th, July 28th, Aug 18th
Please call 681-3509 if you have any questions.
Behind the Scenes Tour
How much do rhinos weigh? Where do giraffes sleep? All this and more will be answered during our behind the scenes tours. This hour long tour will take you into areas the public doesn’t normally get to see, you can learn more about the animals and how we care for them. Offered Saturday May 11th, June 8th, August 10th and Sept 14th.
please call 309-681-3559
Adult Only Night at the Zoo (21+ Only)
Grab your significant other, friends, co-workers, and leave the kids at home! This is an adult only event, featuring a cash bar, keeper chats, and animal meet and greets! Guest can enjoy an adult beverage while strolling through the Zoo and Luthy Botanical Garden until twilight. Cash bar available (No outside alcohol allowed.)
Presale tickets available beginning May 1st.
Zoo Run Run
The 40th Annual Zoo Run Run is a fun healthy way to support the growth of Peoria Zoo. The even consists of Youth 1/4 Mile Run for ages 12 and under, a 1 mile walk for all ages, and a 5K (3.1mile) Grand Prix Race that winds through the Zoo and Glen Oak Park. Racers will start and finish near the Africa! portal in Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park.
Registration includes a 2019 Zoo Run Run t-shirt, prizes and post-race food. Registration forms available at Peoria Zoo and other Peoria Park District facilities.
You may register on-line at raceroster or send or deliver your pre-registration entry form to the Zoo. Registration forms may be copied.
Breakfast with the…Giraffes
Our popular series is back, with new breakfast opportunities.
Join us for a light breakfast while learning about the animal of the day. Then head down to their exhibit and see the featured animal enjoy their breakfast too! This is perfect for the entire family, enjoy breakfast and then head out and see the rest of the Zoo.
Please call (309) 681-3559 for questions or to make reservations.
Zoo La La
Lions, Libations, and Live Music! Join us for our largest fundraising event to support the vision of Peoria Zoo! Be there for exclusive animal adventures including behind-the-scenes experiences, up-close animal encounters, and personalized chats with our animal experts. Guests will enjoy a progressive dinner with culinary delights, libations, and entertainment through their travels around Peoria Zoo. This fun, casual event also features a raffle and silent auction. Experience how we transform the Zoo into an amazing celebration for our largest fundraiser of the year.
VIP Tickets: $125
Event Ticket: $90, Early-bird ticket $80 before 9/3
Reserved Parking Add-On: $25
Reserved Tables: Start at $800
Questions, Call Peoria Zoological Society at 681-3500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org