Classes & Camps
Zoo Classes and Camp Adventures
Miller Park Zoo offers a variety of fun & educational programs throughout the year. Registration is required for all classes.
All program registration is handled through the Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department. Click here for registration information.
For additional information on Zoo programs contact us at (309) 434-2250.
ANIMAL CRACKERS for ages 3-5 & a grown-up
Animal Crackers is a Miller Park Zoo classic. Join us once each month for a story, animal encounter, craft, & snack. Our topic is always a surprise and we have a great time guessing which animal will visit! One adult accompanies each child to class but does not pay an additional registration fee. The registration fee includes admission to the Zoo for the participating child & one adult on the day of class.
Classes are identical in each session, so register for only one class each month.
|Fri., Jan. 27||9:00 - 10:00 am||#20648||#20649|
|Fri., Jan. 27||1:00 - 2:00 pm||#20650||#20651|
|Fri., Jan. 27||5:00 - 6:00 pm||#20652||#20653|
|Sat., Jan. 28||9:00 - 10:00 am||#20654||#20655|
|Sat., Sept. 24||10:30 - 11:30 am||#20656||#20657|
|Fri., Feb. 24||9:00 - 10:00 am||#20658||#20659|
|Fri., Feb. 24||1:00 - 2:00 pm||#20660||#20661|
|Fri., Feb. 24||5:00 - 6:00 pm||#20662||#20663|
|Sat., Oct. 22||9:00 - 10:00 am||#20664||#20665|
|Sat., Oct. 22||10:30 - 11:30 am||#20666||#20667|
$13 per child per class
$8 per child per class for MPZS members
ZOO EXPLORERS for ages 6 - 11
Zoo Explorers is a terrific 2-hour adventure that includes animal encounters, classroom learning, and hands-on experiences out in the zoo.
|Mon., Jan. 16||Reptile Keeper||9:00 - 11:00 am||#20668||#20669|
|Mon., Jan. 16||Reptile Keeper||1:00 - 3:00 pm||#20670||#20671|
|Mon., Feb. 20||Rainforest Keeper||9:00 - 11:00 am||#20672||#20673|
|Mon., Feb. 20||Rainforest Keeper||1:00 - 3:00 pm||#20674||#20675|
$14 per child per class
$10 per child per class for MPZS members
SPRING BREAK SAFARI CAMP for ages 6 - 11
At this camp you'll be a Zoo Detective! We'll start the morning with a mystery & spend the day finding clues to solve the case. Our clues will include animal encounters, educational activities, games and a snack. Bring a sack lunch and wear play clothes. Curriculum is identical for each day; please register for only one session.
|Thurs., March 30||9:00 am - 3:00 pm||#20680||#20681|
|Fri., March 31||9:00 am - 3:00 pm||#20682||#20683|
$39 per child per session
$29 per child per session for MPZS members
THE ART OF ANIMALS for ages 10 - 18
Science meets art in this unique collaboration by Miller Park Zoo and Sugar Grove Nature Center. Participants will meet some animals and study their physical characteristics, then use this information in sketching a few subjects. We'll create a colored pencil drawing to take home. All art material will be provided.
|Mon., Jan. 16||Drawing Birds||9:00 am - 3:00 pm||#20676||#20677|
|Mon., Feb. 20||Drawing Snakes||9:00 am - 3:00 pm||#20678||#20679|
$25 per person per session
$20 per person per session for MPZS members