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Breakfast with the Animals

Join the wildest breakfast in town!

Enjoy a warm breakfast buffet with family and discover what makes animals amazing!
All breakfasts begin at 8:30 AM usually inside the Jungle Trek Discovery Center.
Each breakfast is different, but whether it's a visit behind the scenes, an upclose animal encounter or a chance to speak with the keepers, they are all sure to be a memorable experience!
The program will end around 9:30, and you’ll then have the opportunity to experience Niabi Zoo’s magnificent animals as our special guest before the zoo opens for the day.
This allows you to enjoy the Zoo without all of the crowds, stay and enjoy the day at Niabi Zoo!

Zoo Members: $18.00
Non-Members: $22.00

Payment must be received prior to the date of the event. All participants over the age of 2 years will require a paid admission. Unpaid reservations will be deleted on Thursday prior to the event.
Guests will receive a letter (and receipt) confirming their place on our breakfast guest list by email.


Registrations must be received by the Wednesday prior to the event in order to attend breakfast.

If you have any questions or would like to register for any of the Breakfasts, please call 309-799-3482 ext 222 or email


2016 Season Breakfast

April 23


May 21

Big Cats  

June 25

Giraffes FULL

July 16

Monkeys FULL

August 6


September 17

Big Cats

October 15


December 3 



Registrations must be received the Wednesday before the event in order to attend the Breakfast.