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May 2022

Little boy and mom feeding goats in the Children's Zoo.

I guess we're skipping right to summer. With the warm weather we are excited to see more and more faces at the Zoo! Goat and Koi feedings are back and be sure to check out the newly opened Sullivan Rohrscheib Educational Theater that will soon host education talks by our Junior Zookeepers and much more!

Construction is underway and should be wrapped up soon in our Children’s Zoo on a brand-new habitat and Birthday Pavilion! Excuse the mess while work is ongoing – the end result will bring in a Mulefoot Hog and another spot in the zoo for making family memories.

See you at the Zoo!

Submit your Miller Park Zoo photos to photos@mpzoologicalsociety.com

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Going Around Miller Park Zoo

Late at night after all the guests have left Miller Park Zoo and keepers have finished their rounds and gone home the fourteen animals that reside on the carousel watch over the zoo. By day they provide a revolving view for kids and young-at-heart adults who love to ride.

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What's Happening

Sullivan Rohrscheib Educational Theater was officially opened May 6

Sullivan Rohrscheib Educational Theater Unveiled

May 6 marked the opening of the Sullivan Rohrscheib Educational Theater. The theater, which is located near Zoo Lab will be an important backdrop for the Zoo's education programs. The theater is named after Sullivan Rohrscheib, son of Josh and Ciarra Rohrscheib. Wanting to honor their son's memory with a place that brings joy to children, the Rohrscheib family and their friends made a significant financial commitment to the project.

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Brews at the Zoo is June 10 & 11

Raise a toast to a tiger or enjoy a lager with a langur at our 7th Annual Brews at the Zoo event! Enjoy a selection of beer, wine and food at this annual event benefiting Miller Park Zoo. Proceeds from the event will help bring some exciting new animals to the Zoo, including Giant Anteaters and Bush Dogs.

Brews sold out in 2021 and tickets are limited to 500 per night, so get yours early!

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The group from Ft. Jesse Imaging that donated an ultrasound machine to Miller Park Zoo.

Ultrasound Equipment Donation Received

Miller Park Zoo thanks Ft. Jesse Imaging & Gale Keeran Center for Women for the donation of an ultrasound unit to Miller Park Zoo. The unit will allow MPZ to detect pregnancies and help make important husbandry decisions for Zoo Residents. It

also gives Zoo Staff and veterinary staff another tool in the toolbox to diagnose and treat any animal medically.

The ultrasound unit has already been put to good use on some of the Zoo's San Clemente Island Goat's. Goat babies are expected this month in the Children's Zoo!

Bees are important pollinators and can be found in Zoo Lab at Miller Park Zoo

Grant Received to Expand Pollinator Garden

Miller Park Zoo receives Illinois Prairie Fund Grant to begin phase two of the Zoo’s pollinator garden. This grant will allow the zoo to bring in additional, endangered native plant species and increase educational opportunities for guests to learn about local pollinators and plant species.


Purchase an item through our Amazon Wishlist to have it sent directly to the Zoo or purchase something on your own and drop it off in person.

Be sure to set Miller Park Zoo as a your favorite charity in your Amazon Smile account! A portion of every purchase made through Amazon Smile will come directly to the zoo.

Have a specific animal in mind? Click the links below to purchase items for your favorite animal!

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Don't Forget - Miller Park Zoo Members receive a 20% discount on Education Classes!

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Registration for Summer Camps and Classes is open!


Zoo Safari Camp - Ages 8-9

Animal Adventure Camp - Ages 10-13

Jeepers Keepers - Ages 7-17

Wild About Enrichment - Ages 8-17

Amazing Race: Animal Edition - Ages 8-17

The Art of Animals: Art Journaling - Ages 9-17


Registration is through the Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department

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THANK YOU to our most recent Corporate Members - Renaissance Wealth Management

Show your commitment to the community and conservation by joining our Corporate Member Program. Reward your employees or wow clients with unique animal experiences!

Employees of our Corporate Members also receive discounted Zoo Memberships!

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Thank you to our recent Animal ZOOdoptions! Whether you received one as gift or adopted an animal for yourself, the symbolic act of a ZOOdoption helps provide care and support for your favorite animals at Miller Park Zoo!

Patrick Zehr - Snow Leopard

Nicholas & Jennifer Simpson - Greater Flamingo

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A Special THANK YOU to our Digital Sponsor

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Miller Park Zoo

1020 S Morris Ave

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 434-2250


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