• giraffe
  • cockatoo
  • rhino
  • skink
  • lemur

Events

Aldabra Experience

Date:
July 28, 2019
Time:
1:00 pm
Details:

Enter into the exhibit with George our Aldabra Tortoise in this unique behind-the-scenes experience! Our staff will guide you behind the scenes and into the Aldabra Tortoise yard where you will have the opportunity to touch our Aldabra Tortoise. Learn more about conservation and what you can do to further act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world!

The Aldabra Tortoise experience is offered on Saturdays, June 8th, June 29th, July 20th, Aug 10th and Sundays, June 16th, July 7th, July 28th, Aug 18th

Per-Person Cost:
$40 Member/Non-member
Minimum Number:
2
Maximum Number:
10
Age Restriction:
Participants must be at least 8 years old.
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Please call 681-3509 if you have any questions.

Behind the Scenes Tour

Date:
August 10, 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

Adult Only Night at the Zoo (21+ Only)

Date:
August 16, 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.

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

Zoo Run Run

Date:
August 24, 2019
Time:
8:00am (5K) and 9:00am (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 2019 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 at raceroster or send or deliver your pre-registration entry form to the Zoo. Registration forms may be copied.

2019 Zoo Run Run Registration Form

Breakfast with the…Giraffes

Date:
September 7, 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.

Zoo La La

Date:
September 14, 2019
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. This fun, casual event also features a raffle and silent auction. Experience how we transform the Zoo into an amazing celebration for our largest fundraiser of the year.

VIP Tickets: $125
Event Ticket: $90, Early-bird ticket $80 before 9/3
Reserved Parking Add-On: $25
Reserved Tables: Start at $800

Per-Person Cost:
General Admission Tickets $90/person ( VIP Tickets $125/person)
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

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