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Events

Breakfast with the…Giraffes

Date:
April 6, 2019
Time:
9:00-10:00
Details:

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.

Member Cost:
Member Adult $10 ; Member Child $7
Non-Member Cost:
Non-Member Adult $19 ; Non-Member Child $13
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Please call (309) 681-3559 for questions or to make reservations.

Easter Egg Scramble

Date:
April 13, 2019
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:
$10.00 (Non-member Child) ; $9.75 (Non-Member Adult)

Party for the Planet

Date:
April 28, 2019
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.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes
To Register:

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Just drop in!

Breakfast with the…Lions

Date:
May 4, 2019
Time:
9:00-10:00
Details:

BREAKFAST with the LIONS

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.

Member Cost:
Member Adult $10 ; Member Child $7
Non-Member Cost:
Non-Member Adult $19 ; Non-Member Child $13
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
20
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Please call (309) 681-3559 for questions or to make reservations.

Behind the Scenes Tour

Date:
May 11, 2019
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 May 11th, June 8th, August 10th and Sept 14th.

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

please call 309-681-3559

ZOOTINI

Date:
May 16, 2019
Time:
6:30-9:00 PM (5:30-9:00 for VIP Ticket Holders)
Details:

It’s time to shake things up – mark your calendar 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!

Event Time: 6:30-9pm
VIP Sampling Hour: 5:30-6:30pm

Event Ticket: $65 before May 1st ($75 after May 1st)
VIP Ticket: $100 – limited quantity
Reserved Parking & High-Top Table Add On Available.

Tickets on sale now!

No tickets will be sold at the door! All tickets must be purchased by May 15th. Event is for ages 21 and older and is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

Age Restriction:
This is an Over 21 Event
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

All tickets must be purchased by May 15th    **NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR**

Contact Info:

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

ZooFest featuring T-shirt Day!

Date:
May 25, 2019
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

Kick off summer right by joining the Zoo in our annual ZOOFEST celebration. Support the Zoo and the food bank too! Bring in 3 non-perishable food items and receive a free t-shirt from the Zoo (limit 1 shirt per person). Admission into the Zoo is required. Check out our website for foods the food bank could use. T-shirts available while supplies last starting at 10:00!  We’ll have bouncy rides, games, animal encounters and more!

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

World Oceans Day

Date:
June 8, 2019
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

Our Oceans, Our Future! Come out to the Zoo as to learn how important the ocean and waterways are to our future and what we can do to help!

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Breakfast with the…Rhinos

Date:
June 15, 2019
Time:
9:00-10:00
Details:

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.

Member Cost:
Member Adult $10 ; Member Child $7
Non-Member Cost:
Non-Member Adult $19 ; Non-Member Child $13
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
20
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Please call (309) 681-3559 for questions or to make reservations.

Adult Only Night at the Zoo (21+ Only)

Date:
June 21, 2019
Time:
5:30pm - 8:30 pm (Outside animals will be moved off exhibit 30 minutes before sunset.)
Details:

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 at the gift shop.
 

Adult Cost:
$15 /person ($12/early bird price-before June 16th)
Age Restriction:
21 and over ONLY!