Events

Behind the Scenes Tour

Date:
March 29, 2017
Time:
9:00 - 10:00 am
Details:

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 Mar 25th, April 29th, May 20th, June 17th, July 29th, August 19th, September 30th and Oct 21st at 9:00 am.

Non-Member Cost:
$24/person (includes Zoo Admission)
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

please call 309-681-3559

Easter Egg Scramble

Date:
April 8, 2017
Time:
10:00am-12:00 noon
Details:

Looking for a hopping good time? Bounce on over to the Zoo for our annual Easter egg celebration, loaded with candy and fun. The Easter egg hunt is for children 0-9 years.

10:30     ages 0-3 years
10:50     ages 4-6 years
11:10     ages 7-9 years

ADVANCE TICKETS can be purchased at the Barton Pavilion.

Member Cost:
$3.50 (Member Child)
Non-Member Cost:
$9.00 (Non-member Child) ; $9.00 (Non-Member Adult)

Party for the Planet

Date:
April 23, 2017
Time:
11:00am-2:00pm
Details:

From recycling to butterfly gardens, explore what simple ways you can help make the planet a better place. We will have animal encounters, games and earth friendly treats our animals will receive throughout the day.

When: April 23 11:00-2:00

Regular zoo admission applies

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes
To Register:

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Just drop in!

ZOOTINI

Date:
May 11, 2017
Time:
6:00-9:00 PM (5:30-9:00 for VIP Ticket Holders)
Details:

It’s time to shake things up – mark your calendar for May 11 for the wildest martini tasting event in Peoria! A variety of martinis (shaken, not stirred) are served by local mixologists at this outdoor, after-hours event in Africa!  Taste our signature martinis and walk the boardwalk with friends for a wonderful spring evening event. Included with the ticket are four drink tickets, appetizers, dessert, and live music by Dexter O’Neal and the Funk Yard!

VIP Ticket: $75/person
This new ticket allows guests to sample a selection of our martinis from 5:30-6pm
. (Limited Quantity Available)

All tickets must be purchased by May 10th    **NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR**

Advance Ticket Cost:
$60
At the Door Ticket Cost :
$65 (after April 26)
Age Restriction:
This is an Over 21 Event
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

All tickets must be purchased by May 10th    **NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR**

Contact Info:

For more information, please call (309) 681-3500.

Mother’s Day at the Zoo

Date:
May 14, 2017
Details:

On Mother’s Day, we’re all kids at heart! All moms will get in for the price of a child’s admission price.