Events

Behind the Scenes Tour

Date:
September 30, 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 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

HOWL-ZOO-WEEN

Date:
October 13, 2017
Time:
5:30-8:30
Details:

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.

 

Member Cost:
$7 (Children Under 1 are Free)
Non-Member Cost:
$7 (Children Under 1 are Free)

ZOO BREW and WINE TOO

Date:
October 19, 2017
Time:
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Details:

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 pzs@peoriaparks.org 

 

Advance Ticket Cost:
Tickets will be available on September 1st. Cost will be $55 / ticket before October 1st.
At the Door Ticket Cost :
Cost will be $60 / ticket after October 1st.
Age Restriction:
Ages: 21 & older

Pumpkin Bash

Date:
October 28, 2017
Time:
10-12
Details:

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.

 

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Critter Christmas

Date:
December 2, 2017
Time:
9:00-11:00 am
Duration:
2 hours
Details:

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!

Member Cost:
Member Adult $9 ; Member Child $6
Non-Member Cost:
Non-Member Adult $18 ; Non-Memebr Child $12