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April 2022

Tammar Wallaby with Joey Sticking out of its pouch

Hop on by the Wallaby Walkabout and you may see some new faces peeking out at you!

AZA Accreditation - Maintaining Elite Status

You may have seen the AZA logo online or at the zoo and maybe have not thought much about it. That logo tells the world that the Miller Park Zoo has passed a rigorous accreditation process to become an elite member in the Zoo World.

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What's Happening

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MPZ Receives State Grant

For the third year in a row, Miller Park Zoo has been awarded a large grant by the State of Illinois. The area that will benefit from the grant money the most will be the 108 year-old Katthoefer Animal Building which will undergo infrastructure and basement renovations.

Guests will see a new pool in the Tropical Rainforest and new exhibits in the Katthoefer Building.

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Avian Flu Precautions

To protect our birds from the highly contagious (to birds) Avian Influenza, all outdoor birds have been moved indoors and may be off exhibit for a short time. The Tropical Rainforest is still open!

Learn more about how Miller Park Zoo is protecting its birds by following the link below.

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Carousel and Concessions Open

Both the Carousel and Concession stand is now open on weekends! Take your kids for a spin or get yourself a tasty treat. Carousel rides can be purchased in the gift shop and are just $1.75.


Katthoefer Animal Outdoor Exhibits Open

Zoo guests can now stop by the outdoor viewing areas for our big cats and primates (weather allowing)! The indoor areas will remain closed at this time. Thank you for your patience as we continue to protect our animals.

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

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Registration for Summer Camps and Classes opens April 13!


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 - Commerce Bank and Rivian!

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!

Neli Palma - Pallas's Cat

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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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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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