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.

Bunny's Birthday Party
Saturday, 3/25/2017
Bunny is having a birthday party and you're invited. There will be up close animal encounters with Bunny and other Zoo friends, crafts and birthday treats. Free with Zoo ... [more]

Thursday, 3/30/2017
FrogWatch USA is a Citizen Science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that offers individuals an opportunity to learn about the wetlands in their community, to identify local frog and toad calls and to report data. If you have an interest in learning about frogs and toads, have the commitment to learn and identify individual frog calls, and the ability to regularly visit a local wetland for data collection from now until August you can be Citizen Scientist for ... [more]

Summer Seasonal Job Fair
Sunday, 4/2/2017
Join us April 2nd on the first floor of Miller Park Pavilion located in Miller Park to learn more about the City of Bloomington's Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts (PR&CA) summer job opportunities, plus get a chance to meet staff and to apply for jobs. You can apply now ... check out the jobs posted online here ... [more]

MPZ Spring Cleaning Day
Saturday, 4/8/2017
Join us for a day of spring cleaning at the Zoo. Please contact Silvia Schuh at to register for this fun event. We will be doing yard work, painting, cleaning and other projects all day long. Stay for the whole day or just for a couple of ... [more]

Party for the Planet
Saturday, 4/22/2017
Come and join in the largest Earth Day celebration in North America. Your Miller Park Zoo is the ideal place to connect with conservation in your community. Party for the Planet festivities will feature environmental education activities, amazing animal encounters and fantastic family fun. Free with Zoo ... [more]

Star Wars Day at the Zoo
Saturday, 5/6/2017
Are you big into the Star Wars Movies? If you are, your family will not want to miss this event. Come and experience an event planned around the Star Wars series. Free with Zoo ... [more]

Endangered Species Day
Saturday, 5/20/2017
Started by United States Senate proclamation, Endangered Species Day encourages people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered animals and what actions can be take to help preserve the future of these species. The Zoo will celebrate this day with Zookeeper talks every half hour on endangered species at the Miller Park ... [more]

MPZ 2nd Annual Delta Airlines/Miller Park Zoo Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, 6/4/2017
2nd Annual Delta Airlines/Miller Park Zoo Scavenger Hunt. June 4th 12-3. Family Four Pack $35 if purchased in advance $40 at the door. Includes admission, lunch, scavenger hunt, and door prizes) Individual Price $11 for adults and $9 for children. Zoo members are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Contact Anthony Nelson to register at or ... [more]

MPZ's Birthday
Saturday, 6/10/2017
ZOO’S BIRTHDAY- JUNE 10TH 12-3 Activities throughout the zoo to celebrate the zoo’s Birthday! We will have crafts, vendors and food to ... [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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