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
Fri., Sept. 29 9:00 - 10:00 am  #21493 #21494
Fri., Sept. 29 1:00 - 2:00 pm #21495 #21496
Fri., Sept. 29 5:00 - 6:00 pm #21497 #21498
Sat., Sept. 30 9:00 - 10:00 am  #21499 #21500
Sat., Sept. 30 10:30 - 11:30 am #21501 #21502

 

Date Time Members Nonmembers
Fri., Oct. 27 9:00 - 10:00 am  #21503 #21504
Fri., Oct. 27 1:00 - 2:00 pm #21505 #21506
Fri., Oct. 27 5:00 - 6:00 pm #21507 #21508
Sat., Oct 28 9:00 - 10:00 am  #21509 #21510
Sat., Oct 28 10:30 - 11:30 am #21511 #21512

                              

Registration fee:

$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. Please sign up for only one class each day; curriculum will be the same both morning & afternoon. Min. 8/Max 15.

Children's Zoo Keeper

Date Time Members Nonmembers
Mon., Oct 9 9:00 - 11:00 am #21513 #21514
Mon., Oct 9 1:00 - 3:00 pm  #21518 #21519

 

Working Safely with Animals

Date Time Members Nonmembers
Mon., Jan. 15 9:00 - 11:00 am #21520 #21521
Mon., Jan. 15 1:00 - 3:00 pm  #21522 #21523

 

Registration fee:

$14 per child per class

$10 per child per class for MPZS members

 

WINTER SAFARI CAMP for ages 6-11
We'll face fun challenges & obstacles that help us learn how animals deal with their own challenges in the wild. Along the way, we'll meet some animals, make a craft, & enjoy educational activities. Curriculum is identical for each day; please register for only one session. Bring a sack lunch & wear play clothes.

Amazing Race: Animal Edition

Date Time Members Nonmembers
Thurs., Dec. 28 9:00 am - 3:00 pm #21524 #21525
Fri., Dec. 29 9:00 am - 3:00 pm #21530 #21531

 

Registration fee:

$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 program collaboration by Miller Park Zoo & Sugar Grove Nature Center. Participants will meet some animals & study their physical characteristics, then use this information in sketching a few subjects. We'll create drawings to take home. 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., Oct. 9 Drawing Animal Faces 9:00 am - 3:00 pm #21528 #21529
Mon., Jan. 15 Drawing a Rainforest 9:00 am - 3:00 pm #21530 #21531

 

Registration fee:

$25 per person per session

$20 per person per session for MPZS members


 

 

 




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