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No matter the age, we have the class!
From Zoo Tots to Homeschool to Scout Programs, check out what the Zoo has to offer.

 

Zoo Tots


Grab your tot and head to the Zoo for this 60 minute class. Let us help introduce your little one to the animal world. With up-close animal encounters, crafts and a story the Zoo will make the animal world come alive!
This year we are going to have fun with the alphabet, working our way from A-Zoo with animals. Join us each month as we look at a new letter!

Designed for children ages 2-4
Second Thursday or Saturday from 9:30-10:30 (classes are the same on either day but topics are different each month)

Prices-
April & September-October:  Zoo Members $9
                                          Non-Zoo Members $12 (admission into the Zoo is included)
November-March:  Zoo Members $5
                           Non-Zoo Members $8 (the Zoo is closed, no admission after class)

We do require payment in advance, you can pay for programs by creditr card over the phone, mailing in a check or stopping by the Zoo to pay.

Date Topic
Thursday, September 10 or Saturday, September 12 The letter A, from alligators to armadillos
Thursday, October 8 or Saturday, October 10 The letter B, from birds to binturongs
Thursday, November 12 or Saturday, November 14   The letter C, from cockroaches to colbus monkeys
Thursday, December 10 or Saturday, December 12 The letter D, from ducks to dogs
Thursday, January 7 or Saturday, January 9 The letter E, from elk to eclectuc parrots
Thursday, February 11 or Saturday, February 13 The letter F, from fox to frogs
Thursday, March 10 or Saturday, March 12 The letter G, from giraffes to goats
Thursday, April 14 or Saturday, April 16 The letter H, from hyrax to hogs

Please call 309-799-3482 ext 222 or email jroderick@niabizoo.com for any questions or to register.

Register for class now!


Monthly Home School Programs 

This 2 hour class will help bring science to life for your homeschool children! From meeting animals up-close to science experiments to tours of the Zoo, we'll do it all!
Each month is a different topic and is designed for ages 5-12 (children must be at least 5 years old to attend the class).
Parents may attend but will be charged.
Classes run from 9:30-11:30.
Registration is required and class size is limited to 25 participants.

Prices-
September-October & April:  Zoo Members $11
                                          Non-Zoo Members $14 (includes Zoo Admission)
November-March: Zoo Members $7
                          Non-Zoo Members $10 (Zoo is closed, no admission after class)

We do require payment in advance, you can pay for programs by credit card over the phone, mailing in a check or stopping by the Zoo to pay.

Date Topic
September 9 Coming Soon!
October 14  
November 11  
December 9  
January 13  
February 10  
March 9  
April 13  



Please feel free to call 309-799-3482 ext 222 or email jroderick@niabizoo.com with any questions or to register.

INTERESTED IN HOMESCHOOL PROGRAMS? DON"T MISS HOMESCHOOL DAY AUGUST 25th!
CALL 309-799-3482 ext 222 TO REGISTER!

Register for class now.


Scout Programs 

Badge in a Day Programs:

Bring your scout group to the Zoo and earn a badge too!
These programs last approximately 2 hours and will help meet requirements of badges through animal encounters, tours of the Zoo and so much more!
Programs are available throughout the year, just contact us to set up a date.

Scouts: $15 Leaders/chaperones: $10 April-October
Scouts:$10 Leaders/chaperones: $5  November-March

Want the full Zoo experience? Bring your troop to a Zoo Snooze!

What is a Zoo Snooze?


A chance to experience the Zoo in a whole new way by spending the night here!
This amazing program gives you and your group a once in a lifetime experience to discover the Zoo at night, meet animals up close and so much more.
Your adventure begins at 7:00 pm and finishes at 9:00 am the following morning and a snack and light breakfast are included.

Minimum of 20 people required to book a zoo snooze

Must be age 5 and up to participate, at least 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children required

$40/person ($35 for Zoo members)

If you have any questions, please call 309-799-3482 ext 222. You can register over the phone or by clicking on the link below.
 

Register for class now!

 

Can't come to the Zoo? Let the Zoo come to you!


Through our Outreach Education Program, zookeepers will bring a variety of Zoo animals to your group's meeting or facility and deliver a program about the animals. Niabi Zoo's role in animal conservation is also presented. 

Please fill out the form below with your request. A fee is charged in order to support our education programming.

 
       
*Date Requested:
Calendar
*Time Requested:
  Programs must be scheduled four weeks in advance.    
       
*Name of venue:
*Address of venue:
 
*City:
*State:
*Zip:
*Contact Name:
*Contact Phone:
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Fax:
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*E-mail
   
       
We request that you provide a parking spot as close to the door as possible.
Where can our zookeeper park?
       
What door should the zookeeper enter through with the animals?
       
*Approx. how many people do you expect?
About what age?
   
*Security Code:
= seven + four

We request that you have a large table (8 foot rectangular) set up when we arrive.
If you think a PA system will be necessary, please have one available.



Once we receive the registration form, a confirmation will be emailed to you. Your event is not considered scheduled until you have received confirmation.

Outreach Education Request PDF Form

Please call 309-799-3482 ext 222 if you have any questions!
 


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