• giraffe
  • cockatoo
  • rhino
  • skink
  • lemur

Events

Behind the Scenes Tour

Date:
August 18, 2018
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 Saturday Aug 18th and Saturday Sept 29 at 9:00 am.

Per-Person Cost:
$26/person
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

please call 309-681-3559

Zoo Run Run

Date:
August 25, 2018
Time:
8:00am (5K) and 8:45am (Youth)
Details:

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 2018 Zoo Run Run t-shirt, prizes and post-race food.  Registration forms available at Peoria Zoo and other Peoria Park District facilities.

 

Advance Ticket Cost:
Early Bird (5K) $25 ; Early Bird (Youth) $12
At the Door Ticket Cost :
After August 20 (5K) $30 ; After August 20 (Youth) $15
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

You may register on-line with chronotrack  or send or deliver your pre-registration entry form to the Zoo. Registration forms may be copied.

2018 Zoo Run Run Registration Form.

Princess and Pirates Weekend

Date:
September 15, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Time:
11:00am-2:00pm
Details:

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 15th  and Sunday Sept 16th.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes
To Register:

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Just drop in!

Zoo La La

Date:
September 22, 2018
Time:
Regular event starts at 5:30pm.
Details:

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.

Each $75 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

Learn more here: https://peoriaparkdistrict.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/ZooLaLa2018/tabid/977758/Default.aspx

Per-Person Cost:
General Admission Tickets $75/person ( VIP Tickets $100/person)
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Questions, Call Peoria Zoological Society at 681-3500 or email pzs@peoriaparks.org