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

Welcome to Miller Park Zoo!

Upcoming Events!

Below are upcoming Zoo events. Click here for a month-at-a-glance calendar of events.

JZK 45th Anniversary Opne House
Thursday, 7/6/2017
Itís the 45th anniversary of the Junior Zookeeper (JZK) program! The Miller Park Zoo invites all former JZKs and a guest to this open house event. The open house is meant for alumni to take advantage of a great opportunity to reconnect with their JZK classmates and see whatís new at the Zoo. The event will take place at Miller Park Zoo on Thursday, July 6th from 5:30 Ė 8 p.m. Please contact Shannon Reedy at 309-434-2256 or if you plan to attend. ... [more]

MPZ Parent's Night Out
Friday, 7/7/2017
PARENTíS NIGHT OUT- JULY 7TH 5:30-9:30 Drop your kids off and enjoy a night on the town. A pizza dinner, crafts, games and activities will be provided. Kids between 4-12 years old and must be potty trained. $17 for the first child, $15 for additional siblings. Zoo members $15 for first child and $12 each additional child. Maximum of 30 children so e-mail to ... [more]

MPZ Zookeeper Olympics
Saturday, 7/22/2017
ZOOKEPER OLYMPICS- JULY 22ND 12-3 Compete with other Zoo guests in Zookeeper themed contests. See how fast you can change into your gear to go feed the flamingos, get the diets ready for the birds in the rainforest, move the ping-pong ball through the course using just a water hose and many other contests throughout the day. Watch our keepers compete for the title of best keeper team in our 1st Annual Zookeeper Olympics. ... [more]

MPZ Ice Cream Social
Saturday, 8/12/2017
ICE CREAM SOCIAL- AUGUST 12TH 12-3 Miller Park Zoo is partnering with HOPE Worldwide Bloomington/Normal Chapter in an effort to collect school supplies for Bloomington High School. On August 12th, 2016 Miller Park Zoo will offer 2 free kids admission (in exchange for school supplies) with each paying adult. Ice cream will also be offered. HOPE Worldwide to be there to collect the supplies and deliver them to the BHS. NEEDED SUPPLIES:� 3 ring binders (any size or color) � Spiral ... [more]

Friday, 9/1/2017
ANIMAL ART WORK NIGHT- SEPTEMBER 1ST 5-8 PM Bid on art work made by our Zoo residents, and local artists. There will be wine, beer and food for purchase. Tickets are $30 for non-members and $25 for members. Work on ... [more]


To register for events call (309) 434-2260, or go to the 24-hour internet registration system at and follow the directions on the start page. Use the same Client Barcode and Family PIN that you use for RecLine. If you do not have an account with us yet, phone the Recreation office at (309) 434-2260. Since all registrations must be paid for before they are completed, you will also need a valid VISA or MasterCard.

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