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Male Red Wolf

Miller Park Zoo Is Open by appointment only.

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Call (309) 434-2250!

 Click here for FAQ's on reopening and the MPZ Map! 

As we enter Phase 4 of the State of Illinois' Re-Opening. City Hall, City offices at the Government Center, etc. will remain open by appointment. We will be encouraging the public to access City services online and over-the-phone when possible. Cash bill payments will be accepted at Grossinger Motors Arena (exterior windows on Front and Madison), Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm.

For questions, staff is here to help during regular business hours at 309-434-2509 and City updates can be found here. 

Miller Park Zoo offers many exhibits and Zookeeper interaction opportunities that are enjoyed by the whole family. Some highlights include: reindeer, Sumatran tiger, greater flamingos, 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.


 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


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!


Daily Animal Feeding Schedule – Free with Zoo admission

  • River Otters ~ 10:30 am & 3:00 pm
  • Alligators - 10:45 am (Every day except Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • Tiger, Leopard, Gibbons ~ 4:00 pm
  • Budgie bird feeding ~ 11:00 am & 3:30 pm ($2.75 fee)
  • Otter Feedings - 10:30 am  and 3:00 pm ($50 a person) limit 2 people per feeding
  • Tortoise Feeding 2:00 pm ($15 a person) limit 4 people at the feeding

 Zoo Map

Zoo Concession Stand Menu

Soda Souvenir Keeper Cup ($1.00 Refills) $6.50
Soda (Small) $1.50
Soda (Large) $2.50
Nachos $3.50
Hot Dog $2.50
Popcorn $1.50
Snow-Cones $2.00
French Fries (Small) (Add $1 for cheese) $2.00
French Fries (Large) (Add $1 for cheese) $3.25
Chicken Strips $4.00
Mini Corn Dogs $3.00
Funnel Fries $3.00
Mozzarella Sticks $4.00
Mini Pizza $3.25

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).




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.


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.