Each year, Peoria Zoological Society offers many different fundraising events that raise funds to support it's mission, and shows the community the many ways to zoo can be enjoyed.



2015 Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015

A variety of martinis (shaken, not stirred) are served by local bartenders at an after-hours event in Africa!  Taste a variety of 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. For more information, please call (309) 681-3500.


Zoo To Do

2015 Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

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 fall party. Experience how we transform and enliven the Africa! exhibit into an amazing celebration for the Zoo’s 60th birthday!  Guests will have the opportunity to 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. For more information, please call (309) 681-3500. 



ZooBrew and Wine Too!

2015 Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015

This wildly popular event is returning to the Zoo again in October.  Guests sample a wide variety of beer and wine during this fun fall evening.  Drink tastings, appetizers from local restaurants, tours of the Africa! exhibit, live music, and special desserts make this an unforgettable event.  For more information, please call (309) 681-3500.