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., 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

 

Date Time Members Nonmembers
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

                               

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.

Date Topic Time Members Nonmembers
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

 

Registration fee:

$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.

Date Time Members Nonmembers
Thurs., March 30 9:00 am - 3:00 pm #20680 #20681
Fri., March 31 9:00 am - 3:00 pm #20682 #20683

 

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 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.

Date Topic Time Members Nonmembers
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

 

Registration fee:

$25 per person per session

$20 per person per session for MPZS members


 

 

 




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