City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation • 115 E. Washington St. • Bloomington, IL 61701 • 309-434-2260 •  cityblm.org

Welcome to Miller Park Zoo!

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.

  •  Unregistered siblings of any age may not attend. 
  • Children must be at least three years old to participate.

Classes are identical in each session, so register for only one class each month.

Date Time Members Nonmembers
Tues., June 6 10:00 - 11:00 am  #20970 #20971
Tues., June 6 6:00 - 7:00 pm #20972 #20973
Wed., June 7 1:00 - 2:00 pm #20974 #20975
Wed., June 7 6:00 - 7:00 pm  #20976 #20977
Thurs., June 8 9:00 - 10:00 am #20978 #20979
Thurs., June 8 2:00 - 3:00 pm #20980 #20981

 

Date Time Members Nonmembers
Tues., July 11 10:00 - 11:00 am  #20982 #20983
Tues., July 11 6:00 - 7:00 pm #20984 #20985
Wed., July 12 1:00 - 2:00 pm #20986 #20987
Wed., July 12 6:00 - 7:00 pm  #20988 #20989
Thurs., July 13 9:00 - 10:00 am #20990 #20991
Thurs., July 13 2:00 - 3:00 pm #20992 #20993

                               

Date Time Members Nonmembers
Tues., Aug. 8 10:00 - 11:00 am  #20994 #20995
Tues., Aug. 8 6:00 - 7:00 pm #20996 #20997
Wed., Aug. 9 1:00 - 2:00 pm #20998 #20999
Wed., Aug. 9 6:00 - 7:00 pm  #21000 #21001
Thurs., Aug. 10 9:00 - 10:00 am #21002 #21003
Thurs., Aug. 10 2:00 - 3:00 pm #21004 #21005

 

 

Registration fee:

$13 per child per class

$8 per child per class for MPZS members


ZOOKIDS
for ages 6 - 7
ZooKids classes are 2-hour adventures that give kids a chance to start in-depth learning about animals. This class includes stories, crafts, animal encounters, and a snack. Registration fee includes Zoo admission for class participants on the day of the class. Classes are identical in each session, so register for only one class each month.


Date Topic Time Members Nonmembers
Tues., June 6 Leapin' Lizards 1:00 - 3:00 pm #21006 #21007
Wed., June 7 Leapin' Lizards 9:00 - 11:00 am  #21008 #21009
Wed., June 7 Leapin' Lizards 3:00 - 5:00 pm #21010 #21011
Thurs., June 8 Leapin' Lizards 10:30 am - 12:30 pm #21012 #21013

 

Date Topic Time Members Nonmembers
Tues., July 11 Rainforest Journey 1:00 - 3:00 pm #21014 #21015
Wed., July 12 Rainforest Journey 9:00 - 11:00 am  #21016 #21017
Wed., July 12 Rainforest Journey 3:00 - 5:00 pm #21018 #21019
Thurs., July 13 Rainforest Journey 10:30 am - 12:30 pm  #21020 #21021

 

Date Topic Time Members Nonmembers
Tues., Aug. 8 Amazing Marsupials 1:00 - 3:00 pm #21022 #21023
Wed., Aug. 9 Amazing Marsupials 9:00 - 11:00 am  #21024 #21025
Wed., Aug. 9 Amazing Marsupials 3:00 - 5:00 pm #21026 #21027
Thurs., Aug. 10 Amazing Marsupials 10:30 am - 12:30 pm #21028 #21029

 

Registration fee:

$17 per child per class

$13 per child per class for MPZS members

 

ZOO SAFARI CAMP for ages 8 - 9
These Animals Have Class! We’ll investigate animal classes, from birds to reptiles to fi sh. Crafts, games, animal encounters, and unique peeks behind the scenes will be highlights of this five-day camp. A snack is provided each day. Campers will be given a t-shirt to wear through the week. Activities are identical for each camp session.


Date (M - F) Time Members Nonmembers
June 12 - 16 8:30 - 11:30 am #21030 #21031
June 19 - 23 1:30 - 4:30 pm #21032 #21033
July 17 - 21 8:30 - 11:30 am #21034 #21035
July 17 - 21 1:30 - 4:30 pm #21036 #21037
July 24 - 28 8:30 - 11:30 am #21038 #21039
July 31 - Aug. 4 1:30 - 4:30 pm #21040 #21041

 

Registration fee:

$89 per child per session

$79 per child per session for MPZS members

 

ANIMAL ADVENTURE CAMP for ages 10 - 12
All in the Family. Family classifi cation will be the theme for a week filled with animal encounters, take-home projects, and activities that will show us the similarities and differences between animal species. A snack is provided each day. Campers will be given a t-shirt to wear through the week. Activities are identical for each camp session.


Date (M - F) Time Members Nonmembers
June 12 - 16 1:30 - 4:30 pm #21042 #21043
June 19 - 23 8:30 - 11:30 am #21044 #21045
July 24 - 28 1:30 - 4:30 pm #21046 #21047
July 31 - Aug. 4 8:30 - 11:30 am #21048 #21049

 

Registration fee:

$89 per child per session

$79 per child per session for MPZS members

 

THE ART OF ANIMALS for ages 10 - 18
Science meets art in this unique program collaboration by Miller Park Zoo & Sugar Grove Nature Center. Artist & environmental educator Jill Wallace will provide instruction on how to “capture” animals’ unique features in a sketch. We’ll meet some animals & study their physical characteristics, then use this information, along with the new techniques we’ve learned, to create drawings. All art materials will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch. Classes will take place at Miller Park Zoo.

Date Topic Time Members Nonmembers
Mon., June 5 Drawing Mammals 9:00 am - 3:00 pm #21050 #21051
Mon., August 7 Drawing Invertebrates 9:00 am - 3:00 pm #21052 #21053

 

Registration fee:

$25 per person per session

$20 per person per session for MPZS members


 

 

 




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