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Miller Park Zoo

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 Miller Park Zoo offers many exhibits and Zookeeper interaction opportunities that are enjoyed by the whole family. Some highlights include: Sumatran tiger, greater flamingos, American Alligators, river otters, red pandas, lemurs, Galapagos tortoise, bald eagles, Pallas' cat, snow leopards, gibbons, and red wolves. The Zoo features many large indoor and outdoor exhibits such as a Tropical America Rainforest, ZooLab, Katthoefer Animal Building, Wallaby WalkAbout, Children's Zoo, and Animals of Asia.

Address  Phone Number  Hours of Operation
1020 S Morris Ave
Bloomington, IL 61701
 (309) 434-2250

Open Every Day
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
*Grounds cleared at 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 Admission

 Youth (ages 3 - 12)   $4.95
 Adult (ages 13 - 59)  $6.95
 Senior Citizen (ages 60 and up) and Military Members  $5.95
 Children ages 2 and under  FREE
 Parking  FREE

Directions

Miller Park Zoo is located at 1020 S Morris Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701. Going south on Veteran's Parkway, take the Main Street exit and turn right onto Main Street.  Turn left onto Wood Street.  Remain on Wood Street for several blocks.  Miller Park will be on the left. Miller Park Zoo is located in Miller Park - use your animal instincts from here!

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Daily Animal Feeding Schedule – Free with Zoo admission

  • River Otters ~ 10:30 am & 3:00 pm
  • Tiger, Leopard, Gibbons ~ 4:00 pm
  • Budgie bird feeding ~ 11:00 am & 3:30 pm ($2.75 fee)

Carousel Rides

Our carousel animals are waiting to give you a ride! Ride tokens may be purchased at the admission window for $1.75 (The carousel’s accessibility is dependent on weather and staff availability).

Zoo Updates...

Goats

Nine (count them nine) San Clemente Island Goats have been born at your Miller Park Zoo this spring/summer.
The goats are native to San Clemente Island, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of California. The goats are listed as a critically rare heritage breed. The global population of San Clemente Island Goats is around 700.
The Miller Park Zoo was the first Zoo to have a San Clemente Island Goat born in the state of Illinois. Only a small number of zoos exhibit San Clemente Island Goats. The breed is relatively small, but larger than dwarf breeds. They are typically red or tan with black markings.
The goat kids can be seen on exhibit in the Children’s Zoo area.

Pallas' Cats

Miller Park Zoo welcomed 5 Pallas’ cat kittens to the Zoo. This is the first birth of Pallas’ cats at Miller Park Zoo. The male was imported from the Czech Republic meaning these genetics are new and significant.
Miller Park Zoo has never had a breeding pair of Pallas’ cats until this pair was introduced in December. Breeding programs are an important part of the Miller Park Zoo mission, and play a vital part in the conservation goal of Species Survival Plan (SSP). One of the primary challenges facing captive breeding programs is maintaining genetic diversity. Breeding is carefully managed to ensure as much genetic variation as possible. Importing animals gives the population a new line of genetics.
The Pallas’ cat, also called manul, is a small cat located in the grasslands and montane steppes of Central Asia, where it inhabits elevations over 3 miles in the Tibetan Plateau. It has been affected by habitat destruction, loss of natural prey and hunting. It has been listed as Near Threatened since 2002.
The Pallas’ Cat exhibit is located across from the North American River Otter exhibit.

Concession Stand Now Open

The concession stand project continues to move forward. The Zoo side of the concession stand is now open. The stand is now serving hot dogs, popcorn, Coke products, and nachos. In a few weeks, Chicken strips, pizzas and cheese curds will be added to the menu. Come and grab a bite to eat and something to drink the next time you are at the Zoo. Miller Park Zoological Society members receive a 10% discount at the Concession Stand and Gift Shop.

Volunteer

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Rent Out the Zoo

Treat your employees or other special group to a one of a kind after-hours experience at the Zoo. Various packages are available, and can be customized to meet your needs. View details here. Contact us at (309) 434-2250 for additional information.

Zoo Wish List

Want to donate something fun to the animals at Miller Park Zoo? Check out our wish list of items you can donate!

City Adopts Miller Park Zoo Master Plan

The Bloomington City Council adopted the Master Plan at its October 8, 2012 regular meeting. Please click View the approved long-term MASTER PLAN.

Accreditation

Aquarium Zoo logo Miller Park Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.

Seafood Watch

We partner with Seafood Watch to help people make better seafood choices for healthy ocean life. Learn more about Seafood Watch.

Miller Park Zoo is Handicap Accessible

A limited number of strollers and wheel chairs are available in the Zootique Gift Shop.