Programs

Ed-Zoo-Cational Program

Duration:
30-45 minutes
Details:

These 30-45 minute programs enhance any visit to the Zoo. With many topics to choose from, give your group a chance to meet some animals up close!

Reservations should be made two weeks in advance.

Per-Person Cost:
Zoo Admission plus $5/person. Special school group rates. Please call for pricing.
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Please call 681-3559.

Zoo Adventure Combo

Duration:
1.5 hour
Details:

Our Ed-Zoo-Cational Combo includes a 45 minute class on a topic  of your choice with live animals, as well as a personal guide through the Zoo to tell you about the animals and answer your questions.  This program lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Reservations should be made two weeks in advance.

Per-Person Cost:
Zoo Admission plus $10/person. Special school group rates. Please call for pricing.
To Register:

Please call 681-3559.

Zoomobile

Details:

Bring the zoo to you, with just a phone call our animal ambassadors can visit your school or facility. Using biofacts, activities and up-close animal encounters we bring the outside world inside to you. Choose from a variety of programs, designed for all age groups to help fulfill State Standards.

Costs start at $175.00 . Prices are adjusted for travel outside of Peoria and number of participants.

 

To Register:

For More Information
Call 309-681-3559 or [email protected]

Zoo Snooze

Details:

Ever had a giraffe peaking in your bedroom window? You can now when you spend the night at the Zoo! Get a chance to sleep in Africa!, enjoy nocturnal tours, meet some animals up close and find out what the Zoo is like at night. Your group’s adventure begins at 7:00pm and ends the next morning at 9:00am. Snack and breakfast provided as well as admission into the Zoo the next day! This program is great for scouts, church groups and so many others!

Member Cost:
$45/ person with a minimum of 25 participants.
Minimum Number:
25 participants
Age Restriction:
Must be 5 and older to participate; one chaperone required for every 5 children.
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Offered throughout the summer and fall, schedule your Zoo Snooze by calling (309)681-3559

Family Nature Club

Date:
March 9, 2024
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

Let’s get back to nature together! Nature based crafts, activities, takeaways, and more!  Join our Peoria Zoo Family Nature Club! Family Nature Club is a program for all ages!  This program is designed for parents and children to explore the natural world together.

 

Family Nature Club Programs are running  March 9,  March 23, April 13, April 27

March 9 – Migration Investigation
What does it take to prepare for a long journey?  We’ll be talking about the different animals that migrate and the reasons why.

March 23 – Spring is Here!
Warmer temperatures are just around the corner.  Let’s take a look to see what our animal friends are doing to get ready for a busy summer season.

April 13 – Earth Day Can Be Every Day!
We’ll learn all about the easy ways we can help our planet and the wonderful animals that call it home.

April 27 – Flowers and Pollinators
The bees will be buzzing!  Let’s take a look at all of the incredible pollinators and the ways that we can help them.

Per-Person Cost:
$5 plus zoo admission
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

To register please call 309-681-3559.

Homeschool Classes

Date:
March 13, 2024
Time:
10:00-11:30
Details:

Homeschool Classes

Science has never been more exciting, with up-close animal encounters, tours, experiments, crafts and more! Each month is a new topic designed to help meet state standards and ignite a love of animals in young learners.  Parents are welcome to attend for a fee.  For students 5-13 years old.

Home School classes are running January 10, February 14, March 13, April 10

 

2024 Dates and Topics

January 10 – Head to the Chills
We’ll explore the amazing adaptations that allow animals to survive extremely cold temperatures.

February 14 – Animal Valentines
Animals give gifts too!  Let’s unwrap the reasons why.

March 13 – Frog Watch
Our amphibian friends need our help!  We’ll discuss why and how we can offer aid to these incredible creatures.

April 10 – Sherlock Bones
We’ll learn all about how bones give support and protection.  We’ll do some sleuthing as we try to identify various animal bones.

Member Cost:
$8- for each student or parent
Non-Member Cost:
$16- for each student or parent
Age Restriction:
For students 5-13 years old
Registration Required:
Yes
To Register:

Registration is required; please call 309-681-3559.

Peoria Zoo

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