Zootini -- SOLD OUT!

Thank you for your interest in Zootini. We have currently sold our maximum number of tickets for the event. With that said, we cannot sell anymore tickets to the event, including at the door to the event.


We would like to thank all of our sponsors and vendors for their part in making Zootini a fun and successful event.


Dave Gill Insurance, Wyoming, IL

Aaron Freitag State Farm Agency

Heaven on Earth

Jim's Bistro


Central Illinois Business Publishers

Peoria Event Rentals

98.5 KISS-FM

99.9 WWCT-FM

101.1 JACK-FM

96.5 ESPN-FM



Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

Cyd's Gourmet Kitchen, Café + Catering, Ltd.,

Hearth in the Heights

Hometown Wine and Spirits

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

Kelleher's Irish Pub & Eatery

Noir Tapas and Rendezvous Lounge

Publik House





Each year, Peoria Zoological Society offers four different fundraising events, that raise funds to support it's mission:


2014 Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014

A variety of martinis (shaken, not stirred) are served by local celebrity bartenders at an after-hours event in Africa!  Taste our signature martinis and walk the boardwalk with friends for a wonderful springtime evening event.  Martini tastings, appetizers, event-themed desserts, and live entertainment will all be provided.

Zoo To Do

2014 Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Zoo To Do is the annual gala event at Peoria Zoo.  Live entertainment, silent auction, a three-course meal, and beverages will be in full swing at this summer party. Experience how we transform and enliven the Africa! exhibit into an amazing celebration.  Interact with animals from our education collection as they roam the event with their keepers and take a tour of our animal night quarters for an exclusive behind the scenes experience.


Zoo Run Run
2014 Date: August 30, 2014

Join the stamped for this fun and healthy way to support Peoria Zoo! Participate in our 5K Grand Prix Race or the 1/4 Youth Run. Participants recieve a Zoo Run Run T-Shirt, post-race entertainment and food as well as admission into the Zoo! Medals and prizes are awarded during the after party!


ZooBrew and Wine Too!
2014 Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Guests sample a wide variety of beer and wine during a fun fall evening in our Africa! exhibit.  Unlimited drink tastings, appetizers, live music, and dessert make this an unforgettable event. Guests can mingle with our animals in Africa! while listening to wonderful live entertainment.