Zoos & Wildlife

Peoria Zoo

Peoria, IL

4 (5 reviews)

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Address: 2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603, USA Number: 309-686-3365 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Ever wanted to see a giraffe up close, or watch a gazelle in all it's glory? Just head to Peoria Zoo and you can do just that - and then some!

Peoria Zoo is a great place to visit with the family if you just want that WILD day out, filled with animals from all over the world, and lots of learning fun!

Kids can come face to face with those delicate white rhinos, or learn all about the zebu. They can watch those cheeky mole rats, or discover what a mandrill is!

Peoria Zoo has creatures from the very small, like the elephant shrew, to the grand - like the African Lion

It's not just mammals at the zoo, either! There are amphibians such as the frog, beautiful birds like the hawk, emu, and laughing kookaburra, and yes - there are invertebrates like the tarantula, and scorpion too!

Be brave! 

If kids really want that hands-on experience, the contact barn gives them just that. From the domestic chicken, to goats, koi, donkey and even llamas, kids can really get up as they interact and make new friends. 

So why not make your next family day out a WILD one, and spend it at this family friendly zoo - you never know what you might learn!


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How much does it cost?






$6.50 (Ages 2-12)



Active military and Seniors $8.50


Free Under

12 months


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Additional Information

Certain areas around the zoo have wifi

Any top tips?


When you arrive, check what daily programs are on so you can plan your day around them!

I'm Hungry!


They do have dining options at the zoo in a number of places

What people are saying?

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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


They offer home school and tot classes, as well as various educational programs, tours, and even overnight stays!

Can I get one of those?


The Safari Gift Shop has everything you need to remember your day by! From plush toys, to apparel, to candy, jewelry, and lots of other fun surprises too, you might need to take that pocket money, kids!

Need a little extra help?


Just speak to the staff if you have any questions about accessibility!

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Illinois

When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years

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