There is an animal-tastic family day out waiting for you in Bloomington, Illinois, and it's called Miller Park Zoo!
Miller Park Zoo is home to an extensive collection of well cared for animals, reptiles and birds from around the word, housed in naturalistic habitats with effective viewing areas.
Kids can come face to face with some of their favorite creatures, and even learn about species they have never heard of before! Highlights of Miller Park Zoo includes the Galapagos tortoise, Sumatran tiger, reindeer, flamingos, snow leopards and even gibbons.
Miller Park Zoo features not only outdoor exhibits but indoor ones too, where kids can get lost in the Tropical America Rainforest, to go Down Under in the Wallaby WalkAbout.
There is even an Animals of Asia exhibit to transport you to the exotic, and of course a Children's Zoo filled with fun hands-on experiences!
There is a daily animal feeding schedule where you can see animals such as Tigers, River Otters and Gibbons being fed, plus keeper talks and interaction opportunities throughout the day too so kids can really get the most out of their visit.
Other features include the classic carousel rides for a small additional cost, so why not make the most out of this very WILD family day out in Illinois, and say hi to all the animals of the world!
Senior discounts available
The carousel costs $1.75 for a ride, and tickets may be purchased at the admission window. (The carousel’s accessibility is dependent on weather and staff availability).
Check the animal feed schedule before you arrive, so you can plan your day around it!
You can pick up ice cream in the gift shop!
Miller Park Zoo is located at 1020 S Morris Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701. Going south on Veteran's Parkway, take the Main Street exit and turn right onto Main Street. Turn left onto Wood Street. Remain on Wood Street for several blocks. Miller Park will be on the left. Miller Park Zoo is located in Miller Park - use your animal instincts from here! They offer FREE parking too!
They offer a Junior Zookeeper programme plus classes and camps available. It's a great place for a field trip so just give them a call to arrange in advance!
Zootique Gift Shop is FILLED with fun souvenirs, clothing, gifts, jewelry and the best selection of adorable stuffed animals in town! Stop by and take a little wildlife home with you!
The zoo is handicap accessible and there are a limited number of strollers and wheel chairs are available in the shop.
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9.30am to 4.30pm daily.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
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