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The 36th Annual Zoo Run Run will take place on Saturday, August 30, 2014. This is a fun and healthy way to support the growth of the Peoria Zoo. The event consists of a Youth ¼ Mile Run for ages 12 and under and a 5K (3.1 mile) Grand Prix Race that winds through the Zoo and Glen Oak Park. Racers will start and finish near the Africa! portal in Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park. Registration includes a 2014 Zoo Run Run t-shirt, prizes and post-race food. Registration forms will be available starting August 1, 2014 at Peoria Zoo, other park district facilities or online at www.peoriazoo.org and www.peoriaparks.org.
Early Bird Entry Fee-M/NM
5K Run: $20/$25
Youth ¼ mile Run: $10/$12
Entry Fee (After August 22, 2013)
5K Run: $25/$30
Youth ¼ mile Run: $12/$15
Note: M = Member, NM = Non-Member
Step back in time and experience 19th
Century life in rural Peoria County
AUGUST 31: Weaving-Wool Dying
SEPTEMBER 28: Barn Dance
OCTOBER 26: Butter Churning
$2.25/PERSON 4 & UP
ACTIVITIES AT THE HOMESTEAD, BARN, BLACKSMITH SHOP AND SCHOOLHOUSE MAY INCLUDE:
School Lessons • Wool Spinning
Woodworking • Herbs • Hayrides
Blacksmithing • Candle Making
Pioneer Cemetery Tours • Children’s activities
Tree ID Walks
Su: 8/31, 9/14 • 1:30-2:30 pm
Need help identifying trees? This walk is for anyone who would like to learn tree identification. Although leaf collecting cannot be done on this walk, good collecting sites in the Peoria area will be suggested. Don’t let the trees “leaf” you “stumped” this fall!
F: 9/5 • 8 pm • All ages • Location: Forest Park Nature Center
Join us for a night hike out in the woods! The naturalist will point out nocturnal creatures and maybe even a constellation or two!
Bring your grandma, grandpa, nana, or papa out to the Zoo. Spend time learning all about the importance of families in the animal world while spending time with your own family.
Adults 13+ $9.00
Children 3-12 years $5.25
Senior Citizens $8.00