Events

Adult Only Night at the Zoo (21+ Only)

Date:
July 6, 2017
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 until twilight. Cash bar available (No outside alcohol allowed.)

For the July Adult Only Event:   $15/person ($12/person before July 1) Presale tickets available at the gift shop starting after June 15, 2017.

 

Adult Cost:
$15 /person ($12/person before June 11)
Age Restriction:
21 and over ONLY!
Registration Required:
Yes

Winter in Summer

Date:
July 8, 2017
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

Come learn how we keep our animals cool during the “dog days” of summer. You’ll have the opportunity to help keep them cool by making ice treats for the animals as well as enjoying ice treats for yourself. We’ll also have games and prizes throughout the day.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Breakfast with the…Reptiles

Date:
July 15, 2017
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.

The Reptile breakfast is offered on Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th.

Member Cost:
Member Adult $9 ; Member Child $6
Non-Member Cost:
Non-Member Adult $18 ; Non-Member Child $12
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
20
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

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

Super Hero Weekend

Date:
July 22, 2017
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

Calling all Super Heroes ! Grab your capes, masks, and spider webs and head to the Peoria Zoo! Games, crafts, and fun that all center around your favorite comic book super heros as well as our own local heroes in Central Illinois.  Fun for the whole super hero family!

Dress up like your favorite super hero and come out to the Zoo for games, animal encounters and more!

Per-Person Cost:
Regular Zoo admission applies.
Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Behind the Scenes Tour

Date:
July 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 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

Breakfast with the…Giraffes

Date:
August 5, 2017
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.

The Giraffe breakfast is offered on Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th.

Member Cost:
Member Adult $9 ; Member Child $6
Non-Member Cost:
Non-Member Adult $18 ; Non-Member Child $12
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
25
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

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

Back to School Day

Date:
August 12, 2017
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

School is starting soon! Come spend your last bit of summer with us! Celebrate everything that makes summer wonderful while looking forward to everything a new school year offers.   Check out the Peoria Zoo Hosted Book Fair .

 

Per-Person Cost:
Regular Zoo Admission Applies
Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Multicultural Day

Date:
August 20, 2017
Time:
11:00-2:00
Details:

Come and celebrate our World! This day is a celebration of cultures and the people who make our world special! Explore different cultures from around the world and even the role animals play in their lives! 

Per-Person Cost:
Regular Zoo Admission Applies
Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Zoo Run Run

Date:
August 26, 2017
Time:
8:00am (5K) and 8:45am (Youth)
Details:

The 39th 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 2017 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.

2016 Zoo Run Run Registration Form.

Breakfast with the…Monkeys

Date:
September 9, 2017
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.

The Monkey breakfast is offered on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th.

Member Cost:
Member Adult $9 ; Member Child $6
Non-Member Cost:
Non-Member Adult $18 ; Non-Member Child $12
Minimum Number:
5
Maximum Number:
20
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

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