Peoria Zoo 4.2 (reviews)

Peoria, IL Zoos & Wildlife Unclaimed
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About Peoria Zoo

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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Adults $11.50

Children $8.25 (Ages 2-12)

Free Under 12 months

Last Update 2023

Discount Active military and Seniors $8.50

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Peoria Zoo FAQ’s

Doing our bit

Their animals are ambassadors for wildlife conservation, and offer programs to encourage education in conservation, as well as practice supporting this too

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Peoria Zoo?

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

Any top tips when visiting?

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

Does Peoria Zoo have a gift shop?

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!

Teachers corner

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

Is Peoria Zoo fully accessible?

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

Any additonal information?

Certain areas around the zoo have wifi