Miller Park Zoo Is Open!

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

To help with social distancing there will be a one-way path through the Zoo. Masks will be required for all our guests 3 years and older (masks will be available to purchase).

Guests will be asked to maintain a six-foot distance between guests/families and the other guests/families at the Zoo. The inside buildings will not be open, but there will be restrooms available for the use of our guests.

The concession stand and Zootique will be open. The carousel, petting zoo and water fountains will be closed during this portion of our opening. Staff will be taking extra care clean and sanitize using the most current CDC recommendations of the bathrooms and all high-touch areas.

For information about the City of Bloomington's COVID-19 responses click here.

Check out our YouTube Page for  some of our recent livestreams and other video content!

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.


 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!


 Zoo Map

Zoo Concession Stand Menu

Soda Souvenir Keeper Cup ($1.00 Refills) $6.50
Soda (Small) $1.50
Soda (Large) $2.50
Cotton Candy $2.50
Nachos $3.50 
Hot Dog $2.50 
Popcorn $1.50 
Snow-Cones $2.00 
Powerade $2.00
Kid’s Drinks/Water $1.50
Add Cheese $1.00
Ice Cream $2.00
Chicken Strips $4.95
Mini Corn Dogs $3.95 
Funnel Fries $3.95 
Mozzarella Sticks $4.95 
Mini Pizza $3.95

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...

Construction at the Zoo

Concessions menu expands as construction continues on Park side of concessions building and parking lot. To learn more, click here.

Hopefully, you have had an opportunity to enjoy delicious food and drink from the recently opened concession stand. The menu has been expanded, making lunch and snacks at the Zoo a fun part of any visit. The concessions building will serve both in the Zoo and on the Park side when parking lot construction is complete this fall. Until then Park guests are granted entrance to the Zoo (at no cost) to make Concession Stand purchases. Early summer weather was not favorable for construction but things are looking up and this fall both Zoo and Park visitors can expect to find tasty treats at the Miller Park Concession Stand!
Jay Tetzloff, Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts




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.