Zoo Run Run
The 39th 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 2017 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 with chronotrack or send or deliver your pre-registration entry form to the Zoo. Registration forms may be copied.
Breakfast with the…Monkeys
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.
The Monkey breakfast is offered on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th.
Please call (309) 681-3559 for questions or to make reservations.
PNC Worldwide Day of Play!
PNC Worldwide Day of Play is a free day of fun put on by the Peoria Park District and sponsored by PNC Bank. PNC Worldwide Day of Play is part of a national effort by Nickelodeon to get children outside for 4 hours instead of in front of the television. The Peoria Park District divisions and other community partners put on free games and activities throughout the day. Also, there will be a resource fair, touch a truck and much more!
Come out and play with Peoria Zoo! Everyone pays $3 admission all day on Saturday September 9th!
Princess and Pirates Weekend
Come explore the Zoo dressed in your royal outfit or your buccaneer best as we explore the world of princesses and pirates! Meet parrots and “dragons” up close, encounter a magic mirror, dig for treasure, “walk the plank” and so much more!
Regular zoo admission applies. Princess and Pirates is offered on Saturday Sept 16th and Sunday Sept 17th.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Just drop in!
Zoo La La
Ohh La La! It’s Zoo La La! Be there when the Peoria Zoo comes alive! Migrate through Africa! to live entertainment; Taste the difference with food stations and signature drinks; Satisfy your hunger – for knowledge – with Zoo Keepers and their animals; Visit animal digs; Wander and wonder. Not satisfied? Choose designated parking and seating with VIP package. Want more? Early reservations can arrange pre-event animal encounters with the giraffes, George the tortoise or the lions.
Each ticket includes general entrance into the event, appetizers and beverages, including signature drinks, as well as a multi-course dinner. VIP tickets available for $100.
Click here for more information or to buy tickets https://peoriaparkdistrict.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/ZooLaLa2017/tabid/888323/Default.aspx
Questions, Call Peoria Zoological Society at 681-3500 or email email@example.com
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 May 20th, June 17th, July 29th, August 19th, September 30th and Oct 21st at 9:00 am.
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 through Africa, magic shows, a costume contest at 7:00 each night, and so much more, come out and enjoy this family friendly event. Lines are scary, purchase tickets early at the zoo gift shop.
ZOO BREW and WINE TOO
Socialize and sample a selection of beer and fine wine from local vendors as you explore Africa! after hours at Peoria Zoo. This unforgettable event also includes appetizers, dessert, a raffle, and live music. This event sold out last year, so don’t monkey around!
Event is for ages 21 and over. Questions? Call the PZS office at (309) 681-3500 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy a mini trick-or-treat trail, games, crafts, and spooky decorations! Even learn about bat conservation and what you can do to help this timeless Halloween icon!
Regular zoo admission applies.
Enjoy Christmas Zoo style! Enjoy a light breakfast and crafts with Santa in our lodge from 9:00-11:00, and then head out into the Zoo. Starting at 10:00, our animals will get gifts here at the Zoo that you can watch them enjoy. Santa will be making a visit too, so don’t miss a chance to make sure he’s got you on the “nice” list! Everyone from meerkats to lions to tigers will receive special treats throughout the day. Special thanks to the Ol Dairy Barn Christmas Tree Farms in Trivoli for the Christmas trees.
Buy tickets ahead of time and skip the line!